Prince William announces biggest environmental prize in history

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  • Prince William has just launched the biggest environmental prize in history: The Earthshot prize.
  • "Every year from 2021 until 2030, Prince William, alongside a panel of Prize Council Members covering six continents will award The Earthshot Prize to five winners, one per Earthshot, whose evidence-based solutions make the most progress towards these goals," the duke announced.
  • Celebs featured on the panel include David Attenborough, Queen Rania, Cate Blanchett and Shakira.
  • During their chat, Prince William and Shakira spoke candidly about their concerns for the future of their children.


After two years of preparation, and meeting up with none other than David Attenborough, Prince William has announced the biggest environmental prize in history: The Earthshot prize.

"Every year from 2021 until 2030, Prince William, alongside a panel of Prize Council Members covering six continents will award The Earthshot Prize to five winners," the duke recently shared on Instagram. "One per Earthshot, whose evidence-based solutions make the most progress towards these goals."

The celebs featured on the panel include David Attenborough, Queen Rania, footballer Dani Alves, actor Cate Blanchett as well as Shakira.

The Colombian singer recently shared her chat with Prince William in which the two discussed climate change and the impact it's actually had on their kids – William, of course, shares Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis with Kate Middleton, while Shakira shares Sasha and Milan with football player, Gerard Piqué.

"I really feel that this is my duty as a citizen and as a mother of two young children, to bring attention to these issues right now, before it's too late," Shakira says during their chat. "All of us have to be involved. It's urgent, it's imminent, and not a single one of us should be off the hook when it comes to repairing our planet, our home."

She adds: "And I think all parents want their children to grow and to be in a safe world, a safe environment - it's in our DNA."

Shakira shared that her children are already environmentally conscious, with Milan scolding her if she leaves the water on too long while brushing her teeth, and Sasha picking up dirt when they visit the beach.

"It's wonderful to hear that your children, even at the ages of seven and five, really get it," William says. "They understand it and are actively involved in trying to protect the environment."

He adds: "I do personally feel really concerned about the anxiety levels that we're going to place on future generations."

SEE THEIR FULL CONVERSATION HERE:

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