Prince William in the USA

Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are currently on a visit to the USA and the couple arrived in Washington on Sunday night. Prince William has already had a meeting with President Obama at the White House before giving an important speech on wildlife crime.

Wildlife crime is where wild animals are killed illegally to provide exotic pets, medical cures and ornaments. Many of these animals are endangered, meaning their future survival is threatened. Prince William started an organisation called United for Wildlife to try to preserve the planet’s most endangered animals and before going to university he went on a gap year in Africa to learn about wildlife conservation.


illegally              against the law

a cure                medication to end an illness

exotic                unusual and rare

ornaments         used for decoration

threatened        in danger

a gap year         a year between school and starting university

conservation     protection