Harry and Dr Goodall have met on several occasions over the years, and at the meeting, he praised the primatologist and anthropologist for both her work and compassion.
“She is a woman of kindness, warmth, immense knowledge and a softness that’s needed by mankind just as much as it is chimpkind,” Harry said on Tuesday, per People. “I’ve been admiring her work since I was a kid, and it was so wonderful to find that she was even more amazing in person.”
At the meeting, Harry then addressed attendees and heard presentations from representatives from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. The Duke of Sussex then met with young people in the program and learned about the issues affecting them before posing for a group photo.
Earlier in the week, Dr Goodall stopped by Frogmore Cottage to meet Meghan Markle and Archie Harrison.
“He’s very cute and very gentle,” Dr Goodall told reporters on Tuesday.
Dr Goodall also opened up about meeting the Duchess of Sussex.
“She told me she’s followed me all her life. She told me, ‘You’ve been my idol since I was a child. I’ve hero-worshipped you all my life,’ ” said Goodall.
This article originally appeared on marie claire Australia.