- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In November of this year some 30 rickshaws will journey 500km across Madhya Pradesh, India in support of the Asian elephant cause.
- The Prince of Wales made a speech during the evening, highlighting the importance of the cause. Read His Royal Highness's address below: