Prince William and Prince Harry, have taken advantage of one of the richest men in Britain’s hospitality, the Duke of Westminster, and have fled to his secluded country estate in Cordoba, southern Spain, to hunt wild boar and stag.
When in doubt; flee to a luxurious secluded hide-away.
With concerted assaults upon the Windsor royal family from all sides, the Princes William and Harry have gone against Buckingham Palace advise and escaped to the largest and most exclusive hunting estates in western Europe.
Get it while you can.
Next week Prince (dim-but-nice) William is helping to lead a conference on illegal wildlife trade, and will face awkward calls to justify bagging a staggering 740 partridge’s in a single day of shooting.
While Buckingham Palace maintains a dignified silence, the irony isn’t lost that Prince William has flown off on an exclusive hunting trip days before taking part in a high-profile campaign to highlight poaching and the illegal wildlife trade.
Accompanied by his brother, Prince Harry, they plan to shoot wild boar and stag at an estate in rural Cordoba owned by one of the wealthiest men in Britain, the Duke of Westminster.
What is spent on the Prince William, Prince Harry and his friends over one day, is more than what the Duke of Westminster gave to the whole of Somerset.
The shadowy figure of the Duke of Westminster was mentioned earlier this week, as Prince Charles visited the ancient heartland of King Arthur II in Somerset, by matching the donation of £50,000 from the Prince’s Countryside Emergency Fund, to help farmers and rural communities recovery from the worst man-made disaster in living memory.
£50,000 is a drop in the flooded plains of Somerset.
The Princes are frequent visitors to Finca La Garganta, which is one of the largest and most exclusive hunting estates in western Europe.
According to reports, William and Harry flew into Seville separately on Thursday before leaving for the estate with four male friends, one girl and some Scotland Yard protection officers.
Every Conceivable Luxury.
The 37,000-hectare property is teeming with wildlife including wild boar and stag which William and Harry, both crack shots, are said to be keen to bag.
That’s not else they are ‘Keen to bag.’
With four male friends, one girl and some Scotland Yard protection officers, its promises to be a party to remember.
The brothers try to go shooting on the estate together at least once a year and the Duke of Westminster, who is William’s godfather, instructs his staff to lay on every conceivable luxury.
Get it while you can boys.
Engaging in his favourite pastime, Prince William, fuels speculation of a growing rift with his wife, Kate, by shooting boar on a private estate in Cordoba, Spain, while she remains with baby Prince George at an undisclosed address.
Prince (Dim-but-Nice) William.
While none of the animals shoot on the Duke of Westminster’s countryside estate are protected species, the timing of the trip is unfortunate given, the adverse publicity the Queen has had over the last few weeks, and with Prince William’s participation in next week’s high-profile Government-hosted conference on the illegal wildlife trade.
Prince William, who will never be King, is due to attend a symposium at London Zoo on Wednesday as well as a reception at the Natural History Museum, followed by the conference itself a day later at Lancaster House along with his father, Prince Charles.
Prince Charles will never be King too.
Beaters and packs of dogs are brought in to ensure that the princes do not return home without several ‘kills’ to their name.
Kills to their name.
On a previous visit they were said to have bagged a staggering 740 partridge in a single day.
It is understood that William’s wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, and their son, Prince George, remained at home after their a luxury holiday in the Caribbean last week. She has joined the party in previous years, but won’t this year in response to ground breaking accusations about murder, paedophilia and satanism, which have shaken the Windsor Royal house to it’s core.
Read more: Kate flees the UK with Prince George.
The royal brothers are staying in a ten-bedroom villa, one of three luxurious hunting lodges.
Every Conceivable Luxury.
A Kensington Palace spokesman last night declined to talk about the trip, but said: ‘The Duke of Cambridge has for many years been a passionate advocate for endangered wildlife and has campaigned tirelessly to help stop the illegal poaching of rhino horn and elephant tusk.
‘His track record in this area speaks for itself.’