JUST days before launching a campaign to highlight poaching and the illegal wildlife trade Prince William, accompanied by Prince Harry, has jetted into Spain for a hunting trip.
The royal brothers are staying at a luxury hunting lodge on the country estate near Cordoba – owned by the Duke of Westminster – one of the richest men in Britain.
The pair shot wild boar and stags at the exclusive 37,000-hectare property Finca La Garganta, near the village of Conquista, on the border of Castilla La Mancha.
Contained within the 40 mile perimeter – patrolled by armed guards in 4x4s – the Finca has its own private train station, petrol station and accommodation for 100 staff.
The brothers try to go shooting at least once a year on the estate owned by the Duke of Westminster, who is William’s godfather.
According to reports, William and Harry separately flew into Sevilla on Thursday before leaving for the estate with friends and some Scotland Yard protection officers.
It is understood that the Duchess of Cambridge, and their son, Prince George, are at home in the UK.
Princes William and Harry are no strangers to Andalucia having visited the region on several occasions in recent years.
The brothers have visited the estate in the past, with the Duke of Cornwall believed to have visited with his then girlfriend Kate Middleton, a couple of years ago.
A Kensington Palace spokesman last night declined to talk about the trip.