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Royal Couple Champion Conservation Charity

As Prince William leaves the U.K. military, the couple settle in to philanthropic duties.

LONDON — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Tusk Conservation Awards at the Royal Society in London on Thursday. At the event, which recognizes individuals and their contributions to African wildlife preservation, William presented two awards, including the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa — a lifetime achievement accolade named for the Prince. The Duchess, who gave birth to Prince George just over seven weeks ago, shined in a silver sequinned Jenny Packham dress.


Major changes are afoot for the young royal family: They are expected to move into their official residence at Kensington Palace within the next few weeks. The palace press office announced earlier on Thursday that Prince William would leave the British Armed Forces after more than seven-and-a-half years of full-time military service to devote more time to his royal duties at home and overseas, and to the many charities that he supports.