Prince William is set to travel to Singapore next month to attend the annual Earthshot Prize, according to Kensington Palace. The Earthshot Prize awards £1 million ($1.22 million) to five winners who are developing innovative solutions to environmental challenges. As the eldest son of King Charles and heir to the throne, Prince William will attend the award ceremony on November 7th, where he will be joined by activists, policymakers, and innovators.
During his four-day trip, Prince William is expected to participate in a series of events with businesses and investors alongside the finalists and winners. The 15 finalists this year include a project in Liberia that focuses on planting, growing, and digitally tracking trees, as well as proposals for a more carbon-efficient method to treat industrial wastewater.
Kensington Palace stated that Prince William will take the opportunity to learn about the efforts of local organizations in protecting and restoring the planet. This will involve exploring initiatives such as tackling the illegal wildlife trade, protecting the rainforest, and supporting cutting-edge innovations.
In addition to attending the Earthshot Prize, Prince William will also participate in the United for Wildlife Global summit. United for Wildlife was launched by Prince William and the Royal Foundation in 2014 with the aim of combatting the illegal wildlife trade.
Prince William’s upcoming trip to Singapore follows his attendance at the U.N. General Assembly last month, where he met with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to discuss the urgent need to address climate change and protect the environment.
The visit to Singapore will mark Prince William’s first trip to the country in over a decade, highlighting the significance of the Earthshot Prize and his commitment to environmental issues. By attending international events and engaging with local organizations, Prince William continues to play a prominent role in raising awareness and promoting sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our planet.
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