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For more than twenty five years, Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent has pursued a successful career lecturing on historical topics. In her new book, A Cheetah's Tale, the Princess describes aspects of her own early life travelling in Africa and raising a cheetah cub. This unusual experience in the 1960s sparked her lifelong interest in conservation, of big cats especially. Among the many charities she supports, Princess Michael is currently Royal Patron of the Endangered Species Centre in South Africa (predominantly cheetahs) and also of The Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. She lives with her husband, Prince Michael of Kent, in Kensington Palace in London. Princess Michael is the author of three non-fiction books, and a novel trilogy.

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In pictures: A Cheetah’s Tale

A selection of images showcasing Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent’s experiences with cheetahs, accompanied by extracts from her new book, A Cheetah’s Tale.

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Releasing cheetahs

HRH Princess Michael of Kent discusses the process of releasing cheetahs into the wild. 

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A cheetah’s call

HRH Princess Michael of Kent discusses how she learned to ‘read’ the calls of Tess, an orphaned cheetah cub. 

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Tess’s first week

Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent recounts her first week spent with Tess, an orphaned cheetah cub. 

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First safari

Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent recalls the first time she saw a cheetah in the wild. 

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