The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official Instagram page shared the video of Harry’s sweet gesture.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official Instagram page shared the video of Harry’s sweet gesture.

Prince Harry performs ‘chimp greeting’, dances with conservationist Jane Goodall

Prince Harry demonstrated what’s known as a ‘chimp greeting,’ where he bent down and patted Goodall’s head before they embraced in a warm hug.
Washington DC | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 01:48 PM IST

Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry shook a leg with fellow conservationist Jane Goodall, while greeting her at the Windsor Castle.

According to Us Weekly, the 85-year-old primatologist held the sixth annual Roots & Shoots Global Leadership Meeting at the Windsor Castle. The 34-year-old Duke Harry during his meeting with the conservationist Jane performed an unrehearsed dance.

He additionally demonstrated what’s known as a ‘chimp greeting,’ where he bent down and patted Goodall’s head before they embraced in a warm hug. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official Instagram page shared the video of Harry’s sweet gesture and even noted that this gesture was taught by the lady herself during her first meet in December.

As the event progressed further, Harry praised Goodall and her environmental efforts throughout the years.

A day to remember! Prince Harry got the chance to meet with fellow conservationist Jane Goodall on Tuesday, July 23 -- and their encounter began with an impromptu dance.

The 85-year-old primatologist held her sixth annual Roots & Shoots Global Leadership Meeting at St. George’s House, Windsor Castle -- which is where the English royal wed his wife, Duchess Meghan -- on Tuesday. During Harry’s attendance, the Duke performed an unrehearsed dance Opens a New Window. with Goodall.

Harry additionally demonstrated what’s known as a “chimp greeting,” where he bent down and patted Goodall’s head before they embraced in a warm hug. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official Instagram page noted that the dame taught Harry this gesture “when they first met” in December.

As the event progressed, Harry praised Goodall and her environmental efforts throughout the years.

“I’ve been admiring her work since I was a kid and it was so wonderful to find that she was even more amazing in person,” he shared with attendees, according to USA Today.

“She even treated me to a chimp welcome which only Jane can do. Well ... and chimps!

Photos of the Duke of Sussex’s appearance at the gathering were also shared on the official Instagram page. Two pictures showed their greeting and dance, while the third picture showed the duo striking a pose with the event’s attendees. 

View this post on Instagram

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

A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on

Founded in 1991, Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is a program for youth across the globe to promote respect and compassion for all living things. Harry attended the summit because of his work as a conservationist.

“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,” the Sussex Royal Instagram post read.

“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.” (ANI)

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP