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Prince William shrugs off Megxit drama at wildlife summit as Harry flees to Canada to be with Meghan Markle

PRINCE William today beamed as he hosted a wildlife taskforce meeting - while Prince Harry jetted off to Canada.

The Duke of Cambridge headed to the United for Wildlife charity event today, a cause created by him and his brother Prince Harry seven years ago.

But William was left to attend the event alone today after Harry quit as a royal and flew to North America to be with Meghan Markle.

Welcoming Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, he said  the fight against wildlife crime was in a "very strong position" as he praised efforts made by the transport and finance industries.

The royal has already had a busy week with his royal duties after hosting a palace reception without his brother last night.

Prince Harry had been expected to join William and Kate at the bash for African leaders but instead flew out to Canada to be with his wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie.

Harry hasn't seen his family for 11 days as he thrashed out details of their future after the couple released a bombshell announcement they were quitting as royals.

It comes as The Sun revealed how Harry and William have ended their two-year feud after realising it was "now or never".

And Prince William, 37, appeared in good spirits as he attended the meeting of the United for Wildlife Taskforces at St James's Palace today.

The meeting, chaired by Lord William Hague, will be the second time that United for Wildlife's Transport Taskforce and Financial Taskforce have come together.


Despite the drama of the past fortnight, William and Kate were all smiles as they received a line of visiting Heads of State and their partners in the Music Room last night.

The Cambridges were joined by the Princess Royal and the Earl and Countess of Wessex at the reception.

It is the first time the Queen has asked Prince William to host a major state occasion inside the Palace as he gears up for his future role as King.

But he made sure to mention his brother during the event, saying: "The African continent holds a very special place in my heart. It is the place my father took my brother and me shortly after our mother died."

In the personal speech, he spoke of proposing to Kate in Kenya, adding: "As Catherine and I have said to several of you here tonight, we hope to have the chance to visit many more countries in the future and share our mutual love of your continent with our children."

Meanwhile, sources say Harry is still at odds with his father Prince Charles.

An insider said: “It’s fair to say that the past week has brought William and Harry back together but the relationship with Charles and Camilla is far more complicated and complex.

“There remains a real lack of trust there and it’s going to take some time to resolve.”

On Saturday The Queen confirmed that from the spring they will relinquish their HRH titles as they seek “a more independent life.”

They will also pay back the £2.4m spent on refurbishing their Frogmore Cottage home.

Insiders stressed Meghan is also still intending to become a British citizen — but admitted those plans could change.

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