Prince Harry made an appearance with Dr. Jane Goodall to support ‘Roots & Shoots’

Britain's Prince Harry and Dr Jane Goodall dance as he attends Dr Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Global Leadership Meeting at St. George's House, Windsor Castle in England, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Roots & Shoots is a global programme empowering young people of all ages, working to ignite and inspire the belief that every individual can take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

Prince Harry made an appearance yesterday at St. George’s House, on the grounds of Windsor Castle. He attended Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Global Leadership Meeting. Harry has met Dr. Goodall before, and they seemed to adore each other. He was there to help promote her Roots & Shoots program, which “is a global program empowering young people through hands-on projects chosen by the participants. The program works to ignite and inspire the belief that every individual can take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.” Harry made a speech to the students gathered as well. Harry’s appearance is connected to many issues he’s taken on over the years. His appearance was part of his larger conservation work, his work as the president of African Parks, and his work as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.

At one point, Dr. Goodall asked Harry if he remembered the “chimp greeting” she had taught him during one of their previous meetings. He remembered it and did it!

Dr. Goodall also told students that she got to meet and cuddle Archie Mountbatten Windsor back in June – she said she visited Harry and Meghan at Frogmore Cottage on June 13th, and Goodall recounted her first meeting with Meghan: “She told me, ‘I’ve hero-worshipped you all my life. You’ve been my idol since I was a child.’” Omid Scobie had a lot more about the visit here.

Britain's Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and Dr Jane Goodall hug as he attends Dr Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Global Leadership Meeting at St. George's House, Windsor Castle in England, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Roots & Shoots is a global programme empowering young people of all ages, working to ignite and inspire the belief that every individual can take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Sierra says:

    I love Jane, one of my idols I would love to meet.

  2. A random commenter says:

    This is so heartwarming. I’ve watched the clip of Harry and Dr. Goodall on insta several times.

    It strikes me as odd that Dr. Goodall got to meet and cuddle baby Archie way back in early-mid June and his own first cousins didn’t meet him until polo in mid-July.

    • one of the Marys says:

      We don’t know when the cousins first met him do we? I think it was only those first few days the media watched and announced the queen, the grandparents, William & Kate.

      • A random commenter says:

        There was a story covered her last week that the cousins didn’t meet him until polo, that only will and Kate had met him at that point.

    • Kittycat says:

      How is it odd?

      There isnt a magic schedule book on who visits a baby.

      • A random commenter says:

        No, but one would think first cousins—the children of dad’s only sibling—would have some priority over a practical stranger.

      • Becks1 says:

        honestly, my guess is that Jane was meeting Harry anyway (for prep work for this outing, or just to discuss something about one of the conservation projects, whatever) and so they went to Frogmore so she could meet Meghan and Archie. I highly doubt it was like “Jane, come on over so you can meet the baby because you are a VIP.”

    • Melissa says:

      I don’t think it’s odd at all if true. It was a while before I took my son to visit his new cousin. I
      A baby doesn’t know or care about who visits him. I don’t understand why people make a big deal out of visiting newborns. I don’t like holding other people’s babies until they are older and less fragile.

    • Kiara says:

      I don’t think that Harry and Meghan gave Jane Goodall priority, necessarily, if it’s true. I think it would be logical to assume they did not tell William & Kate not to come over because Jane Goodall was arriving.

      • HMC says:

        It is also very possible William and Catherine chose to delay the meeting for a very simple and understandable reason. One of the kids had a cold. Two of them are in school which makes them walking petri dishes. Taking a child with a runny nose to see a newborn baby isn’t a great idea and as parents, William and Catherine would know that. It’s as good a reason as any speculated.

    • Becks1 says:

      I don’t think its odd. First, maybe the Cambridge kids had colds or something, and it was agreed they weren’t going to be around Archie at that time. Second, its likely the kids just weren’t that interested in meeting their cousin. I mean, newborns are lumps lol.

      Finally, even if a story said that they met at polo for the first time, its entirely possible they met prior to that and it just wasn’t publicized.

    • AB says:

      It is very common to keep small kids away from newborns for as long as possible. Small children are adorable, walking cesspools of germs and newborns have no immunity of their own and rely on whatever immune response the mother has. So I don’t find it odd at all.

    • JM says:

      It’s only odd to you because you choose to apply to conspiracy theories that Meghan is poison. I’d encourage you to think outside of that box.

      • A random commenter says:

        But I didn’t say I thought it was Meghan’s choice! It could be any number of factors, including Meghan, Harry, the Cambridges, schedules. That’s you twisting a rather benign comment and overreacting.

    • Karen says:

      Odd? Were they supposed to bar the door against someone coming to their house? No No you cant see Archie, the second footman hasnt seen him yet.

    • Hope says:

      Do you mean The Sun, which is a tabloid?

      If you believe that, you have to believe a lot of of unsavory stories about the royals.

      But it is funny that you’re trying to make this a thing.

  3. Tiffany says:

    I would love to have a look at Dr. Goodall’s Rolodex. She knows everyone. EVERYONE.

  4. TheOriginalMia says:

    What an amazing woman! Wonderful speech by Harry. He is really doing well with his Commonwealth duties.

    Archie is going to have an impressive list of “ Aunties” to call on in his life.

    • L Robb says:

      Absolutely true. But everyone needs to remember that I am the primary Aunt. It’s Archie and me, People.

  5. RoyalBlue says:

    Love that Meghan is fangirling over her with emphasis that she was her idol, not last week, not last month, not last year, but since she was a child!

    The Sussexes walk the walk.

  6. Loretta says:

    I adore Jane Goodall and it’s so sweet that she got to cuddle little Archie

  7. Peg says:

    How did the British Media miss Dr. Goodall’s visit to Frogmore Cottage? If she didn’t mention it, the press would’ve had no idea. What happen to their sources?
    RRs are calling Frogmore Cottage a Fortress, and trying a new tact, poor helpless Meghan is paranoid.

    • Melissa says:

      That’s why reporters are upset. They want to know which celeb/public figure is visiting Frogmore Cottage. Harry and Meghan have had visits from Oprah, Jane Goodall, Serena, Gayle, etc., and the press can’t even get a photo. They all want to know what Harry and Meghan are up to.

      • Becks1 says:

        Which is probably why the press is so ticked they moved to Frogmore. At KP they prob could have had a better idea of who was coming and going.

      • runcmc says:

        It’s so funny too because like…wtf do they THINK they’re up to? They’re cuddling with Archie and each other, cooking, eating, pooping, taking showers, sleeping. WTF do people do at home??

    • Deb says:

      Publications like the fail aren’t interested in stories of substance. Lame bs is what generates clicks…

    • Harla says:

      It is amazing that the media’s sources are never up to speed when Meghan is doing something good like the cookbook but wow, are they on top of things when she is less than perfect!

  8. Leyton says:

    One of my life goals is to meet Jane.

    We were taught about her work in grade school and she’s such an inspiration to me. I’m glad to see that she’s still out here educating us. From the sounds of it, Her and Harry are going to be working on something in the near future and I honestly can’t wait!

    Harry seemed extra excited to be there with her and their little dance was cute!

    I bet Archie is the sweetest baby ever!

    • Nahema says:

      She really is amazing. The world needs a LOT more people like her at the moment.

    • BeanieBean says:

      She’s been one of my lifelong heroines as well. I remember reading an article recently, where the interview wrote about meeting Jane in her hotel room & that evening was approaching. She asked Jane (Dr. Goodall) if she wouldn’t like to turn the lights on & Jane said no, let’s wait a bit. Let’s not use electricity when we don’t really need to, it’s overall bad for the planet. That really struck a chord with me & I try to keep it in mind. Don’t use electricity unless you really need to.

  9. Emeraldeyes says:

    Lucky kid, meeting Jane Goodall so young. I have always admired her so much. Jelly.

    Great initiative on Harry’s part.

  10. Digital Unicorn says:

    This is cute and Jane Goodall is amazing but you forgot to mention Bella the cockapoo who was there (not sure if she belongs to Jane or not) but she is soooo cute :( Lainey has some photo’s of her mugging for Harry.

  11. Suze says:

    Normally on these posts I’m wishing I could be the one meeting Harry and Meghan. On this post I’m jealous of Harry for his relationship with Jane Goodall!

  12. blunt talker says:

    The tabs want to know who is coming and going from Frogmore Cottage so they can criticize the Meghan/Harry for whom they associate with. Famous people know this trick of the tabs so they don’t say anything until later if at all. Meghan/Harry do not have to report to anyone but the Queen or Charles about who visits them. The tabs already ruined the Sussexes Cotswold getaway by spying on them and taking pictures. True friends to Harry/Meghan will keep their mouths closed about any visits because the tabs have diarrhea of the mouth. Peace out!