Harry shares own tree photo as he guest edits National Geographic’s Instagram
The Duke of Sussex has shared an image he took of Baobab trees in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park as he guest edits the National Geographic’s Instagram account.
Harry included a photo of himself lying on the ground beneath the vast trees to capture the shot.
The duke, who is on an official tour of Malawi, is promoting the Looking Up campaign to raise awareness of the vital role trees play in the earth’s eco-system.
Harry wrote on the post that the National Geographic’s social media account, which has 123 million followers, is one of his personal favourites.
“Hi everyone! I’m so happy to have the opportunity to continue working with @NatGeo and to guest-edit this Instagram account; it’s one of my personal favourites,” he wrote.
“Today I’m in Liwonde National Park, Malawi an important stop on our official tour of Southern Africa, planting trees for The Queens Commonwealth Canopy.
“As part of this takeover, I am inviting you to be a part of our ‘Looking Up’ social campaign.
“To help launch the campaign, here is a photograph I took today here in Liwonde of Baobab trees.”
Calling on people to share images of trees in their local community with the hashtag #LookingUp, Harry described it as “an opportunity for all of us to take a moment, to appreciate the beauty of our surroundings”.
He added: “I will be posting my favourite images from @NatGeo photographers here throughout the day, and over on @SussexRoyal I will be sharing some of my favourite images from everything you post.
“I can’t wait to see what you see when you’re #LookingUp”, he added, followed by two tree emojis.
Buckingham Palace said the initiative was aimed at encouraging people from all over the world “to look up and share the beauty of trees”.
The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy was launched in 2015, when Commonwealth countries were invited to submit forests and national parks to preserve, or to plant trees in the Queen’s name.
Almost 50 countries are taking part and have already dedicated indigenous forest for conservation, or have committed to planting millions of new trees to help combat climate change.
Harry has launched 15 of QCC projects across the world including in the Caribbean, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Tonga.