- Prince William’s Earthshot Prize innovation summit continues tomorrow
- Duke was to attend the event in New York on a solo trip to America
- Although he canceled his visit to the States after the death of his grandmother
- Today, the organization shared a fascinating video on social media about the summit
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Prince William’s Earthshot Prize innovation summit is still set to go ahead in New York – after the Duke canceled his solo trip to the States following the Queen’s death.
The Prince of Wales, 40, appeared very emotional and worried during his grandmother’s funeral in London yesterday, as well as during her service in Windsor.
But today, his environmental initiative shared a fascinating video on social media about tomorrow’s summit in New York, with clips showing the subway, the Statue of Liberty and the city’s skyline.
Inspired by Kennedy’s Moon Shot proposal in the 1960s, which placed the first man on the Moon and developed new technology, the Earthshot Prize is set to award £50 million in prizes over 10 years.
Duke’s environmental initiative aims to find solutions to repair and protect the planet – five winners were awarded £1 million to support their plans in 2021 – such as restoring coral reefs in India and combating air pollution projects to tackle.
Prince William’s Earthshot Prize innovation summit is still set to go ahead in New York – after the Duke canceled his solo trip to the States following the Queen’s death
The video’s caption announces details of the timing of the incident, which read: ‘Earthshot Awards are in New York City.
‘It’s #ClimateWeekNYC, and we’re here with our 2021 finalists and winners of The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit.
‘In partnership with @bloombergdotorg, this event will focus on driving impact around unprecedented solutions to repair our planet.’
The Earthshot Prize was established in 2020 by William and his Royal Foundation, and in July of this year the project became an independent charity, now chaired by the Duke.
William had planned to make a solo trip to the United States on 21 September, where he was to join the previous winners of his £50 million global environmental competition.
However, according to PeopleThe Prince of Wales canceled the trip following the death of his grandmother earlier this month.
Prince William’s environmental initiative shared a fascinating video on social media about the summit in New York tomorrow
The video begins with a member of Earthshot Prize staff holding a sign with the initiative’s name, before revealing the New York skyline behind it.
Clips in the video included a flash of the Statue of Liberty (left) and the New York skyline (right), while the caption announced details of the timing of the summit.
The Earthshot team will still co-host the summit, which takes place during NYC Climate Week and the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, with Bloomberg Philanthropies.
The summit aims to amplify the call for The Earthshot Prize to accelerate efforts to repair the planet.
William was set to deliver a speech at the conference, which will be attended by last year’s winners and finalists, The Earthshot Prize Global Alliance Network, heads of state, global business leaders and philanthropists.
It would mark the first time William had visited America since Harry and the Duchess of Sussex camped across the Atlantic in California after leaving the working monarchy.
The competition aims to discover and expand unprecedented solutions to repair the planet and the winners are awarded in five categories or Earthshots – Protect and Restore Nature; clean our air, revitalize our oceans; Build a waste free world; And fix our climate.
The clip in the video, which was released ahead of the summit yesterday, shows the city’s subway (pictured) Statue of Liberty and skyline
Among the winners were projects to restore coral reefs, redistribute unwanted food to the underprivileged, and a project battling issues that contribute to air pollution in India.
The initiative was inspired by former US President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot project that challenged scientists to place an astronaut on the Moon and return him safely – and helped advance mankind’s achievements in the process.
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, along with the City of Boston and its Mayor Michelle Wu, will be the host partner for the Earthshot Awards ceremony.
Although Prince William and Kate can still travel to the US this year – with the second awards ceremony of the Earthshot Awards taking place in Boston in December.
Meanwhile, the annual awards ceremony, which first launched in London in 2021 (William and Kate pictured at the event), will take place in early December
In 2021, sources claimed that William and wife Kate are “very focused on being a high profile in America” that “his popularity has declined because of the Oprah interview”.
Insiders told Vanity Fair’Katie Nicholl said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are highly likely to make a high-profile trip across the pond in an effort to increase their popularity.
The source added: ‘[They] They know their popularity has waned a bit after the Oprah interview, and the focus is now on getting that support back.’
During an explosive interview in March last year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent shock waves through the royal family when Meghan said Kate had made her cry, and was reportedly questioned by a royal insider. What will be the skin color of son Archie.
Instead of heading to America for his Earthshot Awards summit, the Prince of Wales mourns for his grandmother the Queen (pictured at her funeral yesterday)
The insider said the couple were highly sensitive about the impact of the explosive interview on their profile.
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