Charles and Camilla wear face masks for animal charity ball

Elephant Family charity's Animal Ball

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall donned sequined face masks as they hosted a celebrity-filled masquerade ball for an animal charity.

Guests at the evening reception at Clarence House included designer Vivienne Westwood, actor Douglas Booth and artist Tracey Emin.

The glitzy ball, which saw guests wear colourful animal-themed headgear, was in aid of the Elephant Family – an international NGO dedicated to protecting the Asian elephant from extinction in the wild.

The charity has funded more than 160 conservation projects and raised over £10 million for the endangered animal through public art events since it was launched 2002.

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The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales meets guests as they host a reception for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House, London.
The Prince of Wales holds a face mask as he and the Duchess of Cornwall host a reception for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House, London.
The Prince of Wales speaks with Tracey Emin as they attend a reception hosted by himself and the Duchess of Cornwall for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House, London.
The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales hold face masks as they host a reception for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House, London.
The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales hold face masks as they host a reception for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House, London.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Donna Air attends a reception for the Elephant Family Animal Ball hosted by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House on June 13, 2019 in London, England. Elephant Family is an international NGO dedicated to protecting the Asian elephant from extinction in the wild. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cornwall meets Tracey Emin as she and the Prince of Wales host a reception for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House, London.
The Prince of Wales meets guests as they attend a reception hosted by himself and the Duchess of Cornwall for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House, London.
The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales meets guests as they host a reception for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House, London.
The Prince of Wales meets guests as they attend a reception hosted by himself and the Duchess of Cornwall for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House, London.
The Duchess of Cornwall meets guests as she and the Prince of Wales host a reception for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House, London.
The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales meets guests as they host a reception for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House, London.
The Prince of Wales meets guests as they attend a reception hosted by himself and the Duchess of Cornwall for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House, London.
The Prince of Wales meets guests as they attend a reception hosted by himself and the Duchess of Cornwall for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House, London.
The Duchess of Cornwall meets guests as she and the Prince of Wales host a reception for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House, London.
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The royal couple were seen laughing with formally dressed guests, some of whom were wearing extravagant elephant, leopard and sea-themed headpieces.

Camilla's late brother Mark Shand was the founding force behind the charity.

The population of Asian elephants has roughly halved in the last 50 years in the face of poaching, a growing skin trade, and demand for wild-caught babies for tourism.

Some 90% of the animals' habitat has also disappeared in that time.

Elephant Family funds pioneering projects across Asia to reconnect forest fragments, prevent conflict and fight wildlife crime.

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