Prince William follows Prince Charles’ footsteps in his environmental works by giving the Earthshot Prize Awards an inspiring message to the public.
Prince Charles expressed how proud he is of Prince William after the royal prince dropped his bold ambition related to climate change and the environment.
On Sunday, Prince Charles and Prince William joined forces in London as part of the annual inaugural awards ceremony of the Earthshot Prize. The Duke of Cambridge launched the environment program to collate ideas and technologies that can help climate change and other Earth’s problems.
Before the official event started, Prince Charles shared a candid photo of him and Prince William as they shared a sweet hug at the event.
“I am very proud of my son, William, for his growing commitment to the environment and the bold ambition of the Earthshot Prize,” he said. “As a world, we need to come together to inspire, reimagine and build the sustainable future we so desperately need.”
The Prince of Wales then proclaimed how the Eathshot Prize and the program’s nominees would help them create or find solutions to global problems.
He also mentioned how his Terra Carta and Sustainable Markets Initiative would help everyone in using trillions of dollars in creating a positive transition in the global economy. The royal ended his post by saying that everyone who joins them currently has the opportunity to create a sustainable future for the environment, people, and the planet.
All about Prince William’s Earthshot Prize
This year’s event welcomed many celebrities who joined the royal couple at Alexandra Palace in north London, like Emma Thompson and Emma Watson. They were all asked to “consider the environment” when choosing their outfit.
Among the new winners included Costa Rica for its project that pays its local citizens who work on restoring the natural ecosystem. Milan’s Food Waste Hubs program, Bahamas’ land-based coral farm, and India’s agricultural waste fuel also got the prize.
Prince William and The Royal Foundation created the Earthshot Prize last year. It gave the nod to President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot project in 1962. There are five winners every year until 2030, and they will receive $1.4 million to aid them in developing and expanding their ideas.
“For too long, we haven’t done enough to protect the planet for your future. The Earthshot is for you,” he said. “In the next 10 years, we are going to act. We are going to find the solutions to repair our planet.”
Prince William and Prince Charles will also attend the COP26 UN Climate Change summit in Glasgow.
Featured image courtesy of Paul Townley, PDM-owner, via Wikimedia Commons