Prince William’s Exciting New Role Revealed

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Prince William's Exciting New Role Revealed

Prince William had good
reason to celebrate on Friday after The Earthshot Prize officially
became an independent charity.

After founding the hugely
successful Prize in 2020, the Duke of Cambridge is set to take on the role
of charity President. Backed by a host of celebrities, the Earthshot Prize
is a global environmental award designed to foster ground-breaking ecological
solutions.

The royal will be joined by
four new trustees including M Sanjayan, Jason Knauf, Zoe Ware, and Jean
Christophe Gray. Together, the trustees will provide a variety of unique perspectives
to help propel the Prize and drive recognition around the world.

Lord Hague, Chair of The Royal
Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, said: “It is with great
pride that we see The Earthshot Prize become an independent charity today.

Prince William and Kate dazzled at the 2021 Earthshot Prize awards ceremony

Prince William and Kate dazzled at the 2021 Earthshot Prize awards ceremony

“It is the most ambitious
project Prince William and The Royal Foundation have delivered to date and is a
shining example of what can be achieved when leaders, businesses and people
work together to tackle one of society’s greatest challenges.”

He concluded by adding:
“The Prize has already achieved extraordinary impact, and we look forward
to continuing to work closely with the team over the coming decade, which we
know to be critical in the mission to repair our planet.”

Launched by the Duke and The
Royal Foundation in October 2020, The Earthshot Prize has been inspired by
President John F. Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’ programme in the 1960s, which urged
millions of people to support the US space programme.

The royal duo spoke to Sir David Attenborough

The royal duo spoke to Sir David Attenborough

It is based on five
‘Earthshot’ goals: Protect and restore nature; Fix our climate; Clean our air;
Revive our oceans; Build a waste-free world. Five £1 million prizes will be
awarded each year for the next ten years, providing at least 50 solutions to
the world’s greatest environmental problems by 2030.

Following last year’s
star-studded inaugural ceremony at London’s Alexandra Palace, the 2022 awards
ceremony is set to take place across the pond later this year.

 

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