Prince William, second in line to the British throne, traveled to Singapore to attend the annual Earthshot Award.
An initiative he founded to support environmental innovators seeking solutions to combat climate change and protect the planet.
While in the Asian country, Prince William met with Earthshot Award finalists, who presented their projects in five categories: protecting and restoring nature, cleaning the air, reviving the oceans, building a zero waste world, and fixing our climate.
The winners will each receive $1.2 million to scale their solutions for greater global impact.
Prince William in Singapore
The awards ceremony will be held at the National Museum of Singapore on Tuesday, November 7.
The Prince was greeted like a true rock star upon his arrival.
In addition to attending the Earthshot Award ceremony, Prince William took advantage of his trip to learn more about Singapore’s culture and history, and to visit some of the country’s most iconic sites, including Changi Airport, where he admired the world’s largest indoor waterfall and dozens of people waited to take pictures with him.
He also took part in a rowing competition, where his team won, and revealed why Kate Middleton did not accompany him on this trip.
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Prince William expressed his delight at returning to Singapore after eleven years and praised the country’s vision as a leader in environmental innovation.
He also thanked the Singaporean authorities and people for their support and hospitality, and reaffirmed his commitment to the cause of the Earthshot Prize, which aims to inspire a decade of action to restore our planet.
Finally, he regretted the absence of his wife, Kate Middleton. This is the first edition of the awards that she is not accompanying him.
However, he explained that it is because she is helping Prince George with his exams.
George is taking his high school entrance exams this week, and his mother did not want to leave him alone at this time, which is understandable under the circumstances.
According to a study from Yale University, ‘babies as young as six months can distinguish between good and bad people’. 👶
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Lovely caption on this one ☺️
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It’s goodnight from us here in Singapore 🌃
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What artist, royal or influencer besides Taylor Swift and Prince William attracts so many CROWD by themselves outside their country (and continent) at the moment??
This is a level of fame and recognition that WOW.
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