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Prince William and Catherine attend film premiere
Apr 26, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Prince William and Duchess Catherine at the UK premiere of \'African Cats\'
Britain's Prince William and Duchess Catherine attended the UK premiere of Disney's 'African Cats' last night (25.04.12).
The royal couple - who celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary on Sunday (29.04.12) - walked the red carpet at the BFI Southbank in rainy London, with the prince holding an umbrella over their heads to protect them from the elements.
After the screening of the nature documentary - which was filmed in Kenya's Masai Mara region and follows a pride of lions and a family of cheetahs in the savanna - William described it as having 'more drama' than BBC One soap 'EastEnders'.
He said in a speech: 'Wow - that was amazing. I'm emotionally exhausted. There's more drama in that than 'EastEnders'. What that told me was - who needs men?
''African Cats' shows graphically the battle for survival facing every lion and cheetah born in the wild.
The natural challenges are formidable enough, without man's interference.
'Loss of natural habitat, due to encroachment by human beings, is the principal reason that there are today around just 25,000 lions remaining in the African bush - 50 per cent less than 20 years ago.
'We must act now, coherently and together, if the situation is to be reversed and our legacy - our global, natural legacy - preserved. Tomorrow will be too late.'
William and Catherine - who was known as Kate Middleton before their nuptials - were guests of honour at the premiere of the movie, which was narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart and helped to raise money for the future king's conservation charity, Tusk Trust.
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