Wednesday Zen Moment: Jane Goodall and Prince Harry do the chimpanzee greeting dance

Jane Goodall taught Prince Harry how to do the dance that chimpanzees do last year and when the two met up again this week, the new royal dad demonstrated that he hasn’t forgotten the moves.

On Tuesday, the prince and Dr. Goodall met with young leaders involved in the conservation movement.

Dr. Goodall, 85, is famous for her work with chimpanzees in Tanzania. The Roots and Shoots project in her name promotes research, conservation and young leadership.


Talking about how she hoped to work with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the future, she said: “Harry asked if I would go and meet him.

“They made me a dame of the British empire so I guess he thought it would be good to meet me. And we clicked.

“We talked about Roots and Shoots and I said ‘of course you’re interested now you have a baby’ and he said ‘Of Course!’

“When you bring a child into the world, you have to worry about the future. If we don’t make change, we don’t have a future, it’s as simple as that.


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Today, The Duke of Sussex met with young people doing ground-breaking work in their communities as part of Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Global Leadership gathering. Started in 1991 by world renowned ethologist and primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, with just 12 high school students in Tanzania, Roots & Shoots brings together young people from around the world who are leading projects in their communities to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment. Today @RootsAndShoots has over 150,000 groups in over 50 countries – the collective power of these young people is limitless. His Royal Highness believes that people are at the heart of conservation and sustainability and that in order to succeed we need an inclusive, community-centred approach. In his roles as President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke has met young people from around the world who are leading the way with creative sustainability solutions and campaigns – it is thanks to the creativity of young people’s minds, that we can turn the tide and preserve our planet for future generations. After listening to presentations on endangered species, reducing plastic waste and embracing the wild, The Duke had the chance to thank all the young people taking part for their efforts and the difference they are making every single day. As a continuation of our monthly social awareness approach, for July we turned our attention to following accounts featuring the environment. @JaneGoodallInst, founder of Roots & Shoots, is one of those selected profiles, having dedicated her life’s work to bettering our environment and world. To learn more, visit @RootsAndShoots. Photo©️ PA images

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