Prince William and Princess Kate visited Los Angeles last week and attended an event held by the Tusk Trust, a philanthropic group that William has been involved with since 2005. Land Rover donated a 2012 Land Rover Defender 110 to the group during the Tusk Trust US Patrons Circle launch reception held in Beverly Hills, California.

The Royal couple met a number of donors and supporters of the group, which supports wildlife conservation, communities and education in Africa. The Duke of Cambridge has served as the Tusk Trust's Royal Patron since 2005.

"Land Rover vehicles have a strong philanthropic history and we're pleased to sustain the heritage of the brand through the donation of a Land Rover vehicle to the Tusk Trust," said Andy Goss, President of Jaguar Land Rover North America. "We are honored to have our vehicles support Tusk's outstanding ongoing conservation efforts in Africa, and thrilled that Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were personally able to attend this very important charitable event today."

Land Rover has supported the group for over a decade and has donated a number of vehicles for use in many of the groups projects throughout Africa.

"We are enormously grateful to Land Rover for their support of this important Royal reception in Beverly Hills and the donation of the Defender 110 Station Wagon for our work in Africa, said Charles Mayhew, founder & CEO Tusk Trust. "Tusk and Land Rover have enjoyed a longstanding and mutually beneficial relationship in Africa, where their vehicles have become the reliable 'work-horses' of many of our projects."

Source: Land Rover