Ronnie Wood, 71, and wife Sally, 40, attend the Tusk Conservation Awards

He is the longest existing supporter of the charity and their first patron ever.

And Ronnie Wood, 71, was of course present at the Tusk Conservation Awards 2018 in London on Thursday evening, accompanied by his enchanting wife Sally, 40.

The Rolling Stones rocker, patron of the charity since 1991, beamed with joy when he attended the event, held in collaboration with Investec Asset Management at Banqueting House.

Major cause: Charity Patron Ronnie Wood, 71, was naturally present at the Tusk Conservation Awards 2018 in London on Thursday evening, accompanied by his enchanting wife Sally, 40

Major cause: Charity Patron Ronnie Wood, 71, was naturally present at the Tusk Conservation Awards 2018 in London on Thursday evening, accompanied by his enchanting wife Sally, 40

Ronnie looked neat in a smart suit and added a rock 'n' roll edge to the look thanks to a thin tie.

Sally was dressed to impress in a slinky green dress with a halter style and a cut-out at the bust.

The elegant number had a subtle split on the side and a crossed neckline, finished with glamorous updos and a red lip.

The couple was in excellent company during the event – together with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Excited: the Rolling Stones rocker, patron of the charity since 1991, radiant with delight when he attended the event, held in collaboration with Investec Asset Management at Banqueting House

Excited: the Rolling Stones rocker, patron of the charity since 1991, radiant with delight when he attended the event, held in collaboration with Investec Asset Management at Banqueting House

Excited: the Rolling Stones rocker, patron of the charity since 1991, radiant with delight when he attended the event, held in collaboration with Investec Asset Management at Banqueting House

Looks good: Ronnie looked neat in a smart suit, and added a rock-and-roll-edge to the look thanks to a thin tie

Looks good: Ronnie looked neat in a smart suit, and added a rock-and-roll-edge to the look thanks to a thin tie

Looks good: Ronnie looked neat in a smart suit, and added a rock-and-roll-edge to the look thanks to a thin tie

Elegant: Sally was dressed to impress in a slinky green dress with a halter style and a cut-up stockinette stitch at the bust

Elegant: Sally was dressed to impress in a slinky green dress with a halter style and a cut-up stockinette stitch at the bust

Elegant: Sally was dressed to impress in a slinky green dress with a halter style and a cut-up stockinette stitch at the bust

Smart: the song boasted a subtle side-split and a cross-over neck, on its way with a glamorous updo and a red lip

Smart: the song boasted a subtle side-split and a cross-over neck, on its way with a glamorous updo and a red lip

Smart: the song boasted a subtle side-split and a cross-over neck, on its way with a glamorous updo and a red lip

His Royal Highness became the royal patron of Tusk in December 2005. The Duke has actively supported the work of the charity, both private and public, on many occasions and recently visited Tusk projects in Namibia and Tanzania.

For almost 30 years, Tusk has been a pioneer in successful nature conservation in Africa by protecting wildlife, strengthening communities and promoting the front line in the fight against illegal wildlife trade.

The annual Tusk Conservation Awards celebrate the achievements of extraordinary people whose work to protect Africa's natural heritage might otherwise go unnoticed.

Upon arrival at Banqueting House, the Royal Highnesses will attend a reception to meet the nominees, supporters and sponsors of Tusk.

Royal guests: The couple was excellent company during the event - together with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Royal guests: The couple was excellent company during the event - together with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Royal guests: The couple was excellent company during the event – together with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Follower: His Royal Highness became the royal patron of Tusk in December 2005. The duke actively supported the work of the charity both privately and in public.

Follower: His Royal Highness became the royal patron of Tusk in December 2005. The duke actively supported the work of the charity both privately and in public.

Follower: His Royal Highness became the royal patron of Tusk in December 2005. The duke actively supported the work of the charity both privately and in public.

VIP arrivals: Katherine Jenkins was also present, along with her husband Andrew Levitas

VIP arrivals: Katherine Jenkins was also present, along with her husband Andrew Levitas

VIP arrivals: Katherine Jenkins was also present, along with her husband Andrew Levitas

Patron: The star performed during a celebration of Tusk & # 39; s 25th anniversary at Windsor Castle in 2015 and has since been a patron

Patron: The star performed during a celebration of Tusk & # 39; s 25th anniversary at Windsor Castle in 2015 and has since been a patron

Patron: The star performed during a celebration of Tusk & # 39; s 25th anniversary at Windsor Castle in 2015 and has since been a patron

The duke will award three prizes before giving a short speech.

This engagement is covered by a Royal Rota and a limited fixed point. See the attached operational note for more information about this visit.

The event attracted a large number of prominent guests, including newsreader Kate Silverton and her Strictly Come Dancing partner Aljaz Skorjanec.

Katherine Jenkins was also present, accompanied by her husband Andrew Levitas.

The star performed during a celebration of Tusk & # 39; s 25th anniversary at Windsor Castle in 2015 and has been a patron since.

Affix: the event attracted a large number of prominent guests, including newsreader Kate Silverton and her Strictly Come Dancing partner Aljaz Skorjanec

Affix: the event attracted a large number of prominent guests, including newsreader Kate Silverton and her Strictly Come Dancing partner Aljaz Skorjanec

Affix: the event attracted a large number of prominent guests, including newsreader Kate Silverton and her Strictly Come Dancing partner Aljaz Skorjanec

Strictly astounding: the star looked incredible in a collapsing black dress with puffed sleeves

Strictly astounding: the star looked incredible in a collapsing black dress with puffed sleeves

Strictly astounding: the star looked incredible in a collapsing black dress with puffed sleeves

Night in the city: Kate and Aljaz enjoyed the much-needed break from the rehearsals

Night in the city: Kate and Aljaz enjoyed the much-needed break from the rehearsals

Night in the city: Kate and Aljaz enjoyed the much-needed break from the rehearsals

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