•   
  •   

Entertainment The Duchess of Cambridge among high-profile presenters awarding eco-warriors $1.8 million at Earthshot Awards ceremony

07:57  17 october  2021
07:57  17 october  2021 Source:   honey.nine.com.au

Prince William announces star-studded guests for Earthshot Prize Awards, includes Ed Sheeran and Coldplay

  Prince William announces star-studded guests for Earthshot Prize Awards, includes Ed Sheeran and Coldplay Prince William has pulled together a star-studded guest list to celebrate his inaugural Earthshot Prize Awards, which will air on October 17. The night will see performances from Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and Coldplay and will be hosted by BBC 1 radio and TV presenter Clara Amfo and ITV's Dermot O'Leary. Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, David Oyelowo, Mo Salah and Kate Middleton will all be presenters on the evening, coming together to celebrate the numerous innovators and change-makers recognised by the prince's eco-prize.

The Duchess of Cambridge will be among a list of high-profile presenters at tonight's highly-anticipated Earthshot Prize Awards ceremony.

Held at London's Alexandra Palace, five winners of the first-ever Earthshot Prize will be announced, chosen from 15 impressive contenders.

Kate Middleton will be a presenter on the night, alongside a number of some of the UK's most talented stars, including Emma Thompson and Emma Watson. © Getty Kate Middleton will be a presenter on the night, alongside a number of some of the UK's most talented stars, including Emma Thompson and Emma Watson.

Each winner will receive a sum of approximately $1.86 million (£1 million) in prize money, to be presented by the duchess, as well as UK talents Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, David Oyelowo and Mo Salah.

Prince George frustrated at littering, says William

  Prince George frustrated at littering, says William Speaking to BBC Newscast's Adam Fleming, The Duke of Cambridge says Prince George, eight, has been picking up rubbish with his school, Thomas's Battersea, in south west London.The eight-year-old royal has been collecting rubbish with his £20,000-a-year school, Thomas's Battersea, in south west London, but expressed frustration to his dad that litter continues to appear in the same place daily.

The event is a kind of an "eco-Oscars", dedicated to celebrating the ingenuity of some of the world's most innovative, environment-focused projects and minds.

RELATED: Prince William announces star-studded guests for Earthshot Prize Awards, includes Ed Sheeran and Coldplay

Among the list of environmental innovators is Australian project Living Seawalls — an initiative by the Sydney Institue of Marine Science (SIMS), which aims to bring marine seawalls back to life through marine green engineering techniques.

The project is headed by SIMS leadership team members Professor Mel Bishop, Dr Katherine Daffron, Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto, Dr Maria Vozzo and Dr Aria Lee.

The one-hour event will be hosted by BBC 1 Radio and TV presenter Clara Amfo and ITV's Dermot O'Leary, and opened by Prince William himself.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Earthshot in electric Audi

  Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Earthshot in electric Audi Kate and William, both 39, arrived at Alexandra Palace last night in a car from Audi's e-tron range, which use electric battery powered motors to drive without carbon dioxide emissions. It was revealed yesterday that the Duke has installed an electric car charger at his royal residence in London, as Prince Charles, 72, praised his son for his 'growing commitment to the environment'. © Provided by Daily Mail ( © Provided by Daily Mail ( The couple arrived in the Audi RS e-tron GT, which is built alongside the legendary Audi R8 at the Böllinger Höfe facility in Germany.

Throughout the event, audiences will be treated to a number of special performances by some star acts, including Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and Coldplay.

Coldplay's performance will reportedly be filmed outside the palace, powered using energy from 60 cyclists.

RELATED: Australian project listed as finalist in Prince William's prestigious new environmental prize

As well as live performances, the inaugural event will be graced with a speech by Sir David Attenborough, who has worked closely with William to organise the prize, and even features in his soon-to-be-released five-part documentary series, The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet.

As a sneak-peek for what's to come, Prince William has also released part of his address that will be screened on the night.

We are alive in the most consequential time in human history…The actions we choose or choose not to take in the next ten years will determine the fate of the planet for the next thousand.

Duchess Catherine wowed in 2011 BAFTA gown at the Earthshot Prize

  Duchess Catherine wowed in 2011 BAFTA gown at the Earthshot Prize The Duchess of Cambridge dusted off her 2011 BAFTAs gown for the Earthshot Prize awards.The 39-year-old royal wowed in the gorgeous bridal dress at her husband Prince William's inaugural event at London's Alexandra Palace on Sunday (17.10.12) - where she announced one of the five winners of the Earthshot Prize, who received £1 million to scale their solutions to the environmental challenges facing the planet.

"A decade doesn't seem long, but humankind has an outstanding record of being able to solve the unsolvable," the royal said.

"Many of the answers are already out there… but we need everyone — from all parts of society — to raise their ambition and unite in repairing our planet."

The event appears to be perfect timing, ahead of the upcoming UN Climate Change summit COP26 to be held in Glasgow next month.

Over the past week, the royals have been quite vocal about the importance of doing as much as we can to address climate change, with Prince Charles even revealing that he goes without meat and dairy on a number of days during the week, to do his part for the climate.

Speaking ahead of his son's major awards event, Charles said: "I am very proud of my son, William, for his growing commitment to the environment and the bold ambition of The Earthshot Prize."

RELATED: Prince Charles doesn't eat meat and dairy on some days of the week to save the planet

He added: "As a world, we need to come together to inspire, reimagine and build the sustainable future we so desperately need."

The 2021 Earthshot Prize Awards will air on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, and globally on Discovery's Facebook page.

For a daily dose of 9Honey, subscribe to our newsletter here.

Prince William and Kate are 'focused on having a high profile in US' .
Insiders told Vanity Fair' s Katie Nicholl that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, are 'very focused' on increasing their profile in America and want to 'get support back.'Insiders told Vanity Fair's Katie Nicholl that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, are highly likely to make a high profile visit across the pond next year in an effort to boost their popularity.

usr: 4
This is interesting!