Prince William visits Microsoft headquarters to learn how new AI technology can detect illegal wildlife products being trafficked through airports
- Prince William, 39, visited Microsoft headquarters earlier today in Reading
- Duke of Cambridge cut a dapper figure in a smart navy jacket and baby blue shirt
- The engagement this morning comes amid a busy period for the father-of-three
- Yesterday he attended reception of the Joint Ministerial Council at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London
- Meanwhile he joined fellow senior royals at Remembrance Sunday service
Prince William appeared in good spirits as he visited the Microsoft headquarters in Reading earlier today.
The Duke of Cambridge, 39, cut a dapper figure in a navy jacket and baby blue shirt as he arrived at the software company this morning.
During the visit, he is set to learn how new AI scanning technology can increase detection of illegal wildlife products being trafficked through international airports.
William’s visit comes hours before his sister-in-law Meghan Markle’s surprise appearance on the Ellen show is to be broadcast, amid fears she may be about to drop more bombshells about the Royal Family.
Prince William, 39, appeared in good spirits as he visited the Microsoft headquarters in Reading earlier today
During the visit in Reading this morning, the Duke could be seen studying an elephant tusk while chatting with members of staff.
His appearance comes hours before an interview set with the Duchess of Sussex on Ellen is to be broadcast in the US.
Her new TV appearance came as a shock yesterday. It was long rumoured that the Duchess would give her first interview to Ellen after she and Harry emigrated in January 2020. But in the end the Sussexes chose their neighbour in Montecito, Oprah Winfrey.
The clip will raise fears in Buckingham Palace that she may be about launch a fresh attack on the royals, who the Sussexes have previously accused of racism towards Archie and allegations they ignored Meghan when she claimed to be suicidal while pregnant and living in London.
During the visit, the Duke is set to learn how new AI scanning technology can increase detection of illegal wildlife products being trafficked through international airports
It remains a busy period for the father-of-three, who has been among the senior royals who have been continuing with royal duty in the absence of the Queen in recent days.
The Duke has quietly continued with his royal duty, last night cutting a dapper figure as he arrived at a reception of the Joint Ministerial Council at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.
The Duke of who opted for a smart black suit, crisp white shirt and polka dot tie, was accompanied by Chairperson of the Conservative Party Amanda Milling for the occasion.
The Joint Ministerial Council is an annual meeting between UK Ministers and the leaders of the UK’s Overseas Territories that enables cooperation on a wide range of issues.
The royal could be seen studying an elephant tusk during the visit to the business in Reading earlier today
And days ago, he was among the senior royals who took part in the Remembrance Sunday service moments after the Queen pulled out of attending.
As the clock struck 11am, Boris Johnson, Prince Charles, Prince William and other members of Britain’s elite marked the two-minute silence.
Buckingham Palace said the 95-year-old monarch made the decision on Sunday morning ‘with great regret’ and is ‘disappointed’ to miss the event – the first time she has not been in attendance in 22 years.
The Queen is said to be deeply disappointed to miss the service – which she regards as one of the most significant engagements of the year – and she hopes to continue as planned with her schedule of light official duties next week.
The monarch, who served in World War II as a army driver and mechanic, was due to watch the service at the war memorial in central London from the balcony of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office building.
Her attendance at the service was confirmed by the palace on Thursday after she was ordered to rest by royal doctors just over three weeks ago and spent a night in hospital on October 20 undergoing preliminary tests.
William’s visit comes hours before his sister-in-law Meghan Markle’s surprise appearance on the Ellen show is to be broadcast, amid fears she may be about to drop more bombshells about the Royal Family
The monarch had stated that it was her ‘firm intention’ to be at the Cenotaph for the traditional Remembrance Sunday event, one of the most ‘sacred’ events in her annual calendar.
Meanwhile the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall led the diminished family group at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night but the Queen was not in attendance.
They were joined by Prince William, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.
And earlier this month, Prince William urged world leaders to ‘think differently’ and make the ‘impossible, possible’ in an impassioned speech at the COP26 summit.
The Duke who cut a stylish figure in a smart black suit adorned with a poppy, noted the urgency for people to ‘think differently’ if the battle against global warming is to be on its way to success within a decade.
The royal’s speech took place during the World Leaders’ Summit ‘Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment’ session of the summit in Glasgow, Scotland.
Taking to the stage, Prince William challenged world leaders to push even harder in a bid to stop devastating floods, fires and heatwaves and said: ‘If we are to achieve our goal to repair our planet in what is now less than a decade, it is our shared responsibility to continue thinking differently, acting boldly, and making the impossible, possible.’
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