Posted: Oct 132010

Tusk’s Royal Patron, Prince William and Ben Fogle in Africa on Sky 1 HD, Wednesday 20 October 2010 at 8pm.

Sky 1 HDThis October, presenter, writer and adventurer Ben Fogle follows Prince William on his first official visit to Africa. Produced by Spun Gold Television, this 60 minute film observes the Prince both in private and in public, with unprecedented access as he embarks on an official visit to Botswana on behalf of his charity Tusk Trust. PRINCE WILLIAM’S AFRICA will be broadcast exclusively on Sky 1 HD and Sky 1 on Wednesday 20 October at 8pm.

Cameras joined Prince William in Botswana as he marked the 20th anniversary of the Tusk Trust, the African wildlife conservation charity, of which he is Royal Patron. The film reveals his passion for conservation in Africa and why he feels it is so important to get Britain’s youth engaged. In addition to following Prince William on his official duties, the cameras joined him as he escaped into the African wilderness for a research safari.

In the film the Prince and Ben Fogle talk candidly about balancing the Prince’s public commitments and private life, as well as his work in the RAF. The Prince discusses having a passion for Africa, since spending his gap year there ten years ago, and how this drove him to offer his patronage to the Tusk Trust.

Also visiting the Tusk Trust are a group of London teenagers from Centrepoint, another venture which Prince William supports since visiting the charity as a child with his mother. The Prince meets these teenagers and finds out about the work they are doing for Tusk.

This 60 minute documentary is produced by Spun Gold Television and is executive produced by Celia Taylor for Sky1 HD and Nick Bullen for Spun Gold Television. Olivia Lichtenstein has produced and directed.

PRINCE WILLIAM’S AFRICA, exclusive to Sky 1 HD and Sky 1 on Wednesday 20 October 2010 at 8pm.

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