More from The Telegrah's story:
'The Duchess's first public appearance since Prince George's birth on July 22, will attract international attention, ensuring maximum publicity for the event.
Palace sources said the dinner was the first confirmed public engagement for the Duchess since the baby's birth, though they said it was "possible" she could make an impromptu appearance at the Duke's side before then. '
Royal correspondent Richard Palmer shared this:
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Tusk Trust is William's longest-standing patronage; a royal source told The Telegraph: "It is something he is incredibly passionate about and the Duchess is keen to support him in that". Over the years he has carried out a series of engagements, high profile events and visited projects in Africa in support of the charity.
During their 2011 tour to Canada and LA, William and Kate attended a Tusk Trust reception where the Duchess mingled with supporters including Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon.
And in April 2012 they attended the 'African Cats' premiere in aid of Tusk Trust.
Since its formation in 1990, Tusk has raised over £16 million for a wide range of projects across Africa which not only work to protect wildlife, particularly endangered species, but also help to alleviate poverty through sustainable development and education amongst rural communities who live alongside wildlife. The charity views conservation as a long term investment, which is why Prince William's patronage has been invaluable to the organisation.
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As an animal lover, I am so happy to see William and Kate support Tusk Trust on September 12. It's an inspirational organisation that has done so much tremendous work. I'm not surprised William feels so passionately about it.
During his BBC interview in 2012 with Kate Silverton, William expressed his deep concern for the escalation in poaching of both rhino and elephant across the African continent fuelled by the increased demand for rhino horn and ivory from the far East.
In his role as patron, William will give his first interview since Prince George's birth in a documentary entitled 'Prince William's Passion: New Father, New Hope'. The Prince speaks to CNN Correspondent Max Foster about his conservation work and his son George, admitting he hopes he continues he work in time to come. The interview will be part of a one-hour special, chronicling William's passion for Africa and his dream to ultimately save endangered species. He also discusses how becoming a parent has changed him.
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The interview was carried out on August 2nd, the same day William travelled to Kensington Palace to register George's birth and will air be broadcast on CNN internationally and also on ITV in the UK on September 15 at 10 pm. US readers will be interested to hear it airs on CNN Sunday 18th September at 10 pm ET and a portion will air on CNN's New Day on Moday, August 19th at 8 am ET (with many thanks to royalfan and marti).
Of course, fans of Kate's style will be very interested to see what the Duchess elects to wear. We know Kate always chooses stunning dresses for formal events and I expect we'll see her return to her signature pre-pregnancy style. Jenny Packham or McQueen are both very likely possibilities.
Until then, what do the couple have planned? Back to The Telegraph story:
I'm very much looking forward to seeing the Cambridges at the Tusk Conservation Awards, I'm sure they'll chat with guests about Prince George and William's documentary looks very interesting. Must-see viewing for any royal fan :)'September will be a busy time for the Duke and Duchess; aside from the dinner they will be making arrangements to move out of their rented farmhouse on Anglesey as the Duke’s RAF Search and Rescue posting comes to an end, and in London they will be preparing to move into their newly-refurbished apartment in Kensington Palace.They will also travel to Balmoral at the start of next month for their first family holiday, giving the Duke of Edinburgh his first chance to meet his great-grandson.The Duchess is expected to remain officially on maternity leave for several months, though she is likely to make a small number of public appearances by her husband’s side in that time.'