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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Denmark to learn more about the work of children’s charity Unicef in East Africa.


The couple were joined by Crown Prince Fredrick and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark


An estimated 12 million people in the region are at risk of starvation because of food shortages, and famine has been declared in Somalia.




The royal couple are touring Unicef’s emergency supply centre in Copenhagen.

The UK is giving £200m in aid to the affected region, £72m of which has been raised through public donations.


When interviewed the couple spoke of their shock of the crisis

“I think what has touched me the most is probably the fact there’s an incredible amount being done,” he said. “Unicef are leading the way and they’re doing a fantastic job.

“Sadly there’s still a lot more to do and that’s why we’re here today, to try our best to put Unicef ahead of the system again and get as many people as possible realising the truly horrendous situation going on in East Africa.”

The duchess said she wanted to remind people who may have forgotten about the crisis.

“I think it was initially a very big story,” she said. “A lot of people did hear about it, but I think because it has been going on, people have perhaps lost track of this terrible situation.

“So I think this, hopefully, will put the light back on this crisis.

She added that she was “shocked by some of the statistics and I think other people would be if they’d lost track of the story”.


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Posted by mousiekins
Dated: 2nd November 2011
Filled Under: Duty, Royal Visits, Royalty