"Travels to My Elephant" Royal Rickshaw Event

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall host "Travels to My Elephant" Royal Rickshaw event

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  1. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, joint Presidents of the charity Elephant Family, hosted a reception at Lancaster House in London tonight in support of Asia's endangered elephants.
  2. The event is called “Travels to My Elephant” and is inspired by the Elephant Family's late founder and The Duchess’s brother Mark Shand, whose rescue of an Asian elephant, Tara, led to its creation. His adventures were recorded in his best-selling book Travels on my Elephant.
    Mr Shand, who died in New York in April last year, dedicated his life to saving Asia's elephants.
  3. Tara the elephant has arrived for tonight's #TravelsToMyElephant reception at Lancaster House! Hosted by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, the event will see 20 colourful rickshaws auctioned off in support of Elephant Family. The charity supports Asian elephant conservation projects and The Prince and The Duchess are joint Presidents.
    Tara the elephant has arrived for tonight's #TravelsToMyElephant reception at Lancaster House! Hosted by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, the event will see 20 colourful rickshaws auctioned off in support of Elephant Family. The charity supports Asian elephant conservation projects and The Prince and The Duchess are joint Presidents.
  4. Rickshaws filled the gardens of Lancaster House, ready to be auctioned off to raise money for Elephant Family. The colourful rickshaws have each been designed by international artists, milliners and fashion designers. As you can see, each one is unique! The event was presented by Quintessentially Foundation and Elephant Family.
  5. In November of this year some 30 rickshaws will journey 500km across Madhya Pradesh, India in support of the Asian elephant cause.
  6. The Prince of Wales made a speech during the evening, highlighting the importance of the cause. Read His Royal Highness's address below:
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