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Prince William calls for crackdown on illegal wildlife trade at end of China tour

Prince William has said China must unite with the UK in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

Speaking at the end of his tour of China, the Duke of Cambridge said the "vicious" trade in elephant ivory was "our common enemy" and called for greater international cooperation against the practice.

However, footage shown in an area of an elephant sanctuary that William did not see, appears to show the animals being subjected to cruelty and forced to perform for crowds' entertainment.

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Prince meets Japanese Emperor and Empress

Prince William met with Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko at the Gosho imperial residence, bowing from the neck to both of them.

He arrived in a chauffeur driven car and was met by the royal couple outside the residence in Tokyo.

Addressing them in turn as "your majesty", the Prince told Akihito, who he last met in 2012 during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Sovereign Monarchs' lunch: "Your majesty, it's very nice to see you again. Thank you for having me here - fantastic."

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