The Duke of Cambridge has reportedly held a private conversation with British Conservative Party politician Andrea Leadsom.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The 34-year-old royal is believed to have met with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on Tuesday afternoon (28.03.17) at London's Kensington Palace, according to the Mail Online.

The meeting is believed to have been the first time Prince William has welcomed a minister to the London residence.

And it has been reported William - who has three-year-old Prince George and 22-month-old daughter Princess Charlotte with his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge - discussed matters raised at the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) conference, which took place in Vietnam last year, as well as the upcoming conference in London in 2018, according to a courtier.

But, more details of what was discussed has yet to be unveiled.

Meanwhile, William and his family are set to permanently move in to Kensington Palace, which boasts 22 rooms, as well as two kitchen areas, with his family in September this year in time for when his oldest child starts school at Thomas's in Battersea.

And the headmaster, Ben Thomas, has praised the school for its "scholarship successes", and he vows to transform their students into "conscientious and caring citizens".

Speaking previously, he said: "Whilst we are proud of our record of senior school entrance and scholarship successes, we place a greater emphasis on a set of core values, which include kindness, courtesy, confidence, humility and learning to be givers, not takers.

"We hope that our pupils will leave this school with a strong sense of social responsibility, set on a path to become net contributors to society and to flourish as conscientious and caring citizens of the world."