Ms Kato added: “He is not just passionate and emotional about it, but is also talking about the economics of this.
“We don’t have that clearly from many other leaders.
“This issue requires a new generation of leadership who can talk to people and come up with solutions.”
Kato’s comment followed on from Prince William appeared in London before a conference on the illegal trade of wildlife parts in 2018.
The future King said: “I, for one, am not willing to look my children in the eye and say that we were the generation that let this happen on our watch.
“It is time to treat the illegal wildlife trade as the serious organised crime that it is.”
The Duke of Cambridge added: “It is heartbreaking to think that by the time my children George, Charlotte and Louis are in their 20s, elephants, rhinos and tigers might well be extinct in the wild.”
And Prince William is not the only person from Kensington Palace who has established himself as a natural leader.
According to body language expert, Judi James, the Duchess of Cambridge, also 39, is the “leader of the pack”.
Discussing photos of the five Cambridges, Ms James said: “Kate looks very much the leader of the pack, sitting upright like the backbone of the family and greeting the camera with direct eye contact that signals high levels of confidence.”
Commenting on other royal outings, she added: “Although the Queen shows no sign of slowing down with age it does appear that – with Camilla never really taking a totally pivotal role in royal life – Kate is increasingly seen as a future leader in the family.
“Kate’s non-verbal signals suggest raised levels of confidence recently.
“She appears to be moving into a more high-profile royal role in her own right.
“Kate’s role has grown slowly and carefully and she appears to be a rule-keeper who could evolve into a rule-enforcer once she is Queen, protecting protocol and maybe even acting as mediator in the family but without becoming stuffy or unapproachable.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK