Prince William Reunites with Hannah Waddingham to Celebrate Impact of His Earthshot Prize

Prince William is taking his Earthshot Prizeto London Climate Action Week

Published Time: 27.06.2024 - 16:31:04 Modified Time: 27.06.2024 - 16:31:04

Prince William is taking his Earthshot Prizeto London Climate Action Week.

The Prince of Wales, 42, stepped out to celebrate the impact of Earthshot Prize finalists and global climate innovators at the event, highlighting changemakers of the environmental contest he created in 2020. For a decade, winners across the five categories — Protect and Restore Nature, Clean Our Air, Revive Our Oceans, Build a Waste-Free World and Fix Our Climate — receive £1 million each to help scale their innovations.

Prince William joined a panel session called "Stories of Impact" at the inaugural Earthshot Prize Innovation Camp, showcasing inspiring news from the project.

The royal met with Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Global Advisor to the Earthshot Prize Winners, and key partners before joining the audience and hearing the stories of three finalists who will share their progress and ambitions.

Prince William then joined a panel moderated by Hannah Waddingham. The Ted Lasso star, 49, is a strong supporter of the Earthshot Prize, and she hosted the third annual awards ceremony in Singapore last year.

The Earthshot Prize finalists spotlighted included cofounder of S4S Technologies Nidhi Pant, CCO of WildAid Meaghan Brosnan, Lead of Freetown the Treetown Manja Kargbo, Director of Growth from Abalobi Chris Kastern and founder & CEO of Mukuru Clean Stoves Charlot Magayi. Throughout the day, Earthshot Prize Innovation Camp participants heard from special guests including Stella McCartney and received video messages from Bill Gates and Dara Khosrowshahi.

The Earthshot Prize Innovation Camp brought together 50 innovators to connect -

with experts, investors and business leaders to scale and accelerate capital towards transformative climate solutions. Sessions included skill-building to challenge, stretch and build on their ideas.

Prince William's outing at London Climate Action Week comes after a busy period for the royal family.

On June 15, the heir to the throne rode on horseback atTrooping the Colour, the British Army's annualparade celebratingKing Charles'official birthday. The event marked Kate Middleton'sfirst public appearancewith the royal family in nearly six months amid herongoing cancer treatment, although it did not mean a full return to public life for the Princess of Wales.

Prince William's busy itinerary continued atGarter Dayat Windsor Castle on June 17, an appearance at Royal Ascot on June 19 and a trip to Germany to support Team England at the UEFA EURO 2024 Group Stage soccer match on June 20.

To celebrate his 42nd birthday on June 21, the Prince of Wales showed off his dance moves atTaylor Swift's concert in London with his two eldest children, Prince GeorgeandPrincess Charlotte.

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Prince William was back on royal duty on June 25, helping his father host the Emperor and Empress of Japan during their state visit to the U.K. by being the first member of the royal family to greet the couple at their hotel. After taking part in the official welcome and pageantry, the Prince of Wales put on his best evening wear for the glamorous state banquet at Buckingham Palace that evening.

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