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The Daily Mail Australia reported that a crocodile shot by Prince Philip went on auction for $10,000. The head was gifted to a New Zealand family in 1957.
Susanna Clark, who inherited the crocodile head from her grandfather Sir Percy Wyn-Harris after he received it as a gift from the Duke of Edinburgh. Clark put it up for auction after the death of Prince Philip on April 9.
The crocodile was shot by Prince Philip during a 1957 trip in Gambia on which he met Sir Percy. The Prince then gave the head to Sir Percy as a token.
The royal family has a long history of hunting. One photo from 1961 shows the Queen and Prince Philip standing proudly with a dead tiger who had been hunted by the Duke of Edinburgh. That trip also involved the deaths of multiple other animals at the hands of the people in their party, including Prince Philip. Both William and his brother, Prince Harry learned to hunt and shoot at a young age. Prince Harry sold his hunting rifles and seems to have slowed down hunting since marrying animal activist Meghan Markle. However, William still hunts and hosts annual hunting parties with his wife, Kate Middleton. The couple also has brought their son, Prince George, on hunts, including a grouse hunt last year.
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