Prince William Tweets Rarely After Plane Crash Kills Friend

10-12-2022

By Jawad Hussain

Thursday's jet disaster in Kenya's Tsavo National Park killed Mark Jenkins and his son Peter.

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Prince William laments the loss of a buddy.

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After his friend Mark Jenkins and his son died in a Kenyan plane crash this week, the Prince of Wales, 40, tweeted a rare personal comment.

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"Yesterday, I lost a friend who spent his life defending animals in East Africa's most famous national parks.

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Mark Jenkins and his son Peter died in an aircraft patrol over Tsavo National Park "William posted a two-part Prince of Wales narrative.

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"Tonight, I'm thinking about Mark's wife, family and colleagues who've unfortunately lost a man we all loved and appreciated," he signed off "W."

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William and Kate sign off personal social media posts with their initials. PEOPLE reports that the prince met Jenkins during his gap year after graduating from Eton College in 2000 and kept in touch.

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TittleJenkins worked with Prince William at Tusk, an African wildlife conservation nonprofit, after 2005.

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Mark and Peter were on a David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust airborne patrol when the plane crashed, according to the Frankfurt Zoological Society's obituary. Mark was a Kenya Wildlife Service and Frankfurt Zoological Society bush pilot and longtime conservationist.

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"Mark was outspoken, principled, and strong-willed. He was commanding and left a lasting impression "obituary.

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