Prince William's China tour prep gathers pace

A photo exhibition has opened at Beijing's Natural History Museum in China ahead of Prince William's visit next month.

Prince William
Prince William

A photo exhibition has opened in China ahead of Prince William's visit next month.

The Duke of Cambridge - who does a lot of work for wildlife conservation - will be visiting the country from March 2-4 and he will now be able to take in pictures from the winners of the 2014 British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) at Beijing's Natural History Museum.

Andrew Key, Chargé d'Affaires of the British Embassy, said: "The photographs include magnificent shots of wildlife that showcase the peaceful co-existence of humans and nature. I am glad that we are able to bring these photographs to a Chinese audience, in advance of the visit of the Duke of Cambridge, who has a keen interest in wildlife conservation."

The exhibition, which opened today (17.02.15), is hosted by the British Embassy Beijing, in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and will run until March 6.

The 33-year-old royal's visit to China will make him the most senior royal to visit the nation since 1986 when William's grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip undertook a tour of China.

However, the visit was marred by the Duke of Edinburgh as he was famously overheard describing Beijing as "ghastly" and telling British exchange students: "If you stay here much longer you'll all be slitty-eyed."

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