Watch Prince Charles and Prince William speak six different languages for wildlife appeal just days after hunting shoot in Spain

The joint appeal came just days after Prince William went on a wild boar and deer hunting trip in Spain

Prince Charles and Prince William decided to “come together as father and son” to record a video message to highlight the plight of endangered animals and urge the world to end the illegal wildlife trade.

Of course, the joint appeal came just days after Prince William went on a wild boar and deer hunting trip in Spain, where he was reportedly joined by Prince Harry.

But don’t let that hypocritical notion put you off watching the royals speak in six different languages in the clip below (you’ll need to dive in around the 5.40 minute mark to see them in action).

Their apparently heart-felt plea comes at the start of a week of wildlife conservation activities, which will culminate in them attending the London conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade later this week.

Prince Charles, who is a president of WWF-UK, begins the message by stating: “We have come together, as father and son, to lend our voices to the growing global effort to combat the illegal wildlife trade - a trade that has reached such unprecedented levels of killing and related violence that it now poses a grave threat not only to the survival of some of the world's most treasured species, but also to economic and political stability in many areas around the world.”

William is, of course, the royal patron of the wildlife conservation charity Tusk Trust.

“This year, I have become even more devoted to protecting the resources of the Earth for not only my own son but also the other children of his generation to enjoy,” he says.

“I want them to be able to experience the same Africa that I did as a child.”

Charles ends the message by saying “Let's unite for wildlife” in Arabic, Spanish and Mandarin. Prince William, meanwhile, tackles the same phrase in Vietnamese and Swahili. Which is not only impressive, but also pretty funny (we’re not sure the Vietnamese speak quite that slowly, Wills).

Watch the video below, or, even better, check out The Independent's own Elephant Campaign:

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