By Maria Puente, USA TODAY
weeks after giving birth to Prince George of Cambridge, Duchess Kate is
set to reappear in public, at a wildlife conservation charity event with
British media are reporting
today the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend an event in London
on Sept. 12 staged by the Tusk Trust, a conservation group of which
William is the patron. He's so fond of the charity's work he invited its
leader to his wedding in 2011.
The event is an awards ceremony to celebrate leaders of wildlife conservation; one of the new awards, for lifetime achievement, has been named in honor of William, the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa.
far, there have been no glimpses of Kate, either official or casual,
since Prince George was born July 22 and the couple emerged from St.
Mary's Hospital in London the next day. She has been staying with the
baby at her parents' estate outside London, and William returned to his
RAF base in Wales to complete his final duties there.
had not been expected to return to official engagements until later,
but apparently she is now prepared to balance her royal duties with
caring for the baby.
William's first post-baby appearance
on a royal engagement was Wednesday in Wales at an agricultural show,
where he joked about the hard work involved in taking care of a fussy
The Tusk Trust event is to be filmed by ITV in Britain
and by CNN, which announced today that its London-based royals reporter,
Max Foster, had snagged the first
post-baby interview with William. The interview will focus on the royal
family's long tradition of interest in wildlife conservation.
The one-hour special, Prince William's Passion: New Father, New Hope, will premiere on CNN on Sept. 15 at 10 p.m. ET. A portion also will air on CNN's morning show, New Day, on Aug.19.
special chronicles the Prince's passion for Africa and his dream to
save the world's most endangered species," CNN said in a statement. "As a
new father, the Prince discusses his hope that one day his son can
experience the same Africa that he and Prince Harry did as young boys."