King Charles & Camilla Parker Bowles’s Latest Outing Holds a Special Meaning

King Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, just stepped out for another royal event, and the outing had a special connection to the late Queen Elizabeth.

Today, the king (74) and queen (75) stopped by Lancaster House to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Elephant Family. The wildlife conservation charity was founded by Queen Elizabeth’s brother, Mark Shand, so it holds a special meaning to the monarch.

In honor of the special occasion, the royal family shared a new portrait of the couple on Twitter and wrote, “Last night, The King and Queen joined celebrations for the 20th anniversary of wildlife conservation charity @ElephantFamily, which was established by Her Majesty’s late brother Mark Shand.”

During the outing, King Charles and Queen Camilla attended The Animal Ball which honors indigenous communities. They also presented the Mark Shand Award and the Tara Award to recognize exceptional efforts in protecting Asian wildlife. (While the first one is named after Queen Elizabeth’s brother, the second award is named after his elephant, Tara.)

According to the royal family’s official website, the wildlife conservation charity is “committed to building landscapes that support coexistence between humans and wildlife. Elephant Family supports a wide range of projects that find ways for humans and animals to live closer together—from securing a network of wildlife corridors which act as bridges between islands of forests, to relocating busy highways that slice through primary forest.”

What a meaningful outing.

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