November 17, 2016 05:23 AM


Welcome to Vietnam, Prince William!

The royal arrived in the country on Wednesday morning, where he’ll be attending a conference on illegal wildlife trade over the next two days.

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William, who has made conservation efforts one of his key causes and is a champion of the charity Tusk Trust, first met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh before kicking off the conference.

The people of Hanoi were pretty excited to see him, too.

He also met with a group of Vietnamese students to talk about the importance of protecting rhinos.

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William also took some time to play a game of soccer (or football!) with the students.

William — who is the president of the organization United for Wildlife — also spent part of his first day exploring the city of Hanoi. He took a walk through city’s center for traditional medicine, Lang Ong Street, and discussed conservation efforts with activists and medical experts in a local coffee shop.

This year’s conference in Hanoi is the third of its kind — the first took place in London two years ago. Vietnam is a fitting locale for this year’s, as the country is one a major stop for illegal tracking of elephant and rhino horns.

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