Tuntun-ta-raa! Royals ride in to fight perlemoen poachers

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Tuntun-ta-raa! Royals ride in to fight perlemoen poachers

Duke and duchess of Sussex use the star power of their SA tour to help protect the endangered shellfish

Hannah Furness

With its slimy flesh, it is neither glamorous nor cute and cuddly enough to be at the forefront of most A-list campaigns to save the animals.

The fate of the abalone (perlemoen), an unprepossessing shellfish, could be transformed later in September, as the duke and duchess of Sussex use the star power of their SA tour to help protect it.

The tour, which will run for 10 days and will include also include visits to Malawi, Botswana and Angola, is expected to attract worldwide attention, with baby Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at his parents’ side for their first tour as a family...

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