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UK News Prince William dons polo neck at Earthshot Prize

14:35  18 october  2021
14:35  18 october  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The Duke of Cambridge stepped back in time last night as he donned a black polo neck and velvet jacket to attend the first ever Earthshot Prize Awards.

Prince William, 39,  opted for a trendy green jacket and a slinky black roll neck as he joined by Kate Middleton on the green carpet for the awards ceremony yesterday.

With their old rock star connotations, velvet jackets and roll necks have become somewhat of a statement wear in evening glamour, with Daniel Craig recently wearing a pink jacket for the latest James Bond premiere.

However Prince William's look was more reminiscent of iconic sixties and seventies style, with The Beatles, Steve Jobs and even The Milk Tray man stepping out in similar outfits.

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The character became renowned for his love of a black polo neck, with newer iterations often wearing the same outfit.

Meanwhile the style became popular across the world, with Hollywood actors including Roger Moore adopting the look in seventies films like No Time to Die.

Artists and musicians also donned the slinky black polo neck and jacket look, with the style becoming synonymous with Andy Warhol, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel.

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The British actor, 53, who has appeared in five 007 films over 15 years, oozed sophistication in a stunning pink velvet dinner jacket as he joined his co-stars at the Royal Albert Hall in London, this evening.

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His statement garment, which he paired with a black bow tie and crisp white shirt, appears to follow the latest trend, according to celebrity stylist Rochelle White, who told FEMAIL that a colourful blazer is a must-have for A-listers this season.

Earlier this month, US actor Jason Sudeikis, 46, commanded attention in a blue Tom Ford velvet suit when attending the Emmys, while Canadian performer Seth Rogen attended the event in a scene-stealing orange tuxedo jacket.

Elsewhere, The Crown's Josh O'Connor appeared dapper at the Met Gala in New York when wearing a baby blue blazer.

Stylist to the stars Rochelle said: 'The colourful dinner jacket is making a comeback on red carpets and award shows this year due to the lack of these dazzling events in 2020.

'I feel that this piece of clothing is a great way for men to add a pop of colour to formal wear in a comfortable non-obvious way and it has brought back some life and vibrancy.

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'It is a great way for actors to show their personalities and even maybe a change of style, it could be a way of them embracing their new found freedom and express it in this way.'

She continued: 'I think it is a trend at the minute and one that will potentially be around into 2022. No one wants to be seen in black and white outfits and are looking to be more adventurous and daring.'

It has been a long road to this evening's premiere after the film's release date was delayed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, was originally scheduled for release in April 2020, but was pushed back to November before the release was changed once again to April 2021 in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The release date was finally settled for September 30 in the UK followed by October 8 in the US.

Ahead of the release, Daniel and some of his fellow star cast members joined the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky to talk about the movie.

Daniel told Chris: 'After the last one, I thought that was it. I thought, "I can't do any more of these". I got a bit of a rest and we kind of talked about what we wanted to do with this last movie and how big we wanted to go, and it felt right, and I just got really excited about it, and I can't wait for people to see it.

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'I saw a rough cut of it about a month after we finished, which is really rough, because there's no special effects or anything. When you see that version of it, you just hope and pray that it makes sense, and it did.

'Once you get the effects, and you get the music, Hans Zimmer's done the music, and it's just incredible. The story holds together. Everyone is just turning in brilliant performances, and I think it's quite special.'

Speaking about the enforced delay to the film's release due to the pandemic, the actor said: 'It's odd enough with a movie, when you've finished it, and you put it out and you kind of go, 'Woah, I hope it's good.'

'But when there is a two-year gap between finishing it and putting it out, it just makes things even stranger.'

William wore the same bottle green jacket at Centrepoint's 50th Anniversary two years ago, while Kate wore a £4,290 Alexander McQueen dress she first wore ten years ago in 2011, at a Bafta reception in Los Angeles.

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The outfit had echoes of Daniel Craig's pink velvet tuxedo that he wore to the No Time to Die premiere in London earlier this month.

Earlier this month, celebrity stylist Rochelle White told FEMAIL the statement garments follow the latest trend.

Stylist to the stars Rochelle said: 'The colourful dinner jacket is making a comeback on red carpets and award shows this year due to the lack of these dazzling events in 2020.

'I feel that this piece of clothing is a great way for men to add a pop of colour to formal wear in a comfortable non-obvious way and it has brought back some life and vibrancy.

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'It is a great way for actors to show their personalities and even maybe a change of style, it could be a way of them embracing their new found freedom and express it in this way.'

She continued: 'I think it is a trend at the minute and one that will potentially be around into 2022. No one wants to be seen in black and white outfits and are looking to be more adventurous and daring.'

The Duke and Duchess walked side by side as they headed into the ceremony at Alexandra Palace for the most ambitious environmental prize in history which gave £1million to five winners.

No stars have flown to London for the ceremony and guests were asked by organisers to 'consider the environment when choosing their outfit'.

Most guests followed WIlliam and Kate by re-using an outfit they had previously worn.

Following a performance by Coldplay and Korean boy band BTS, powered by 60 people pedalling bicycles, William gave a stark warning that 'time is running out' to tackle climate change, adding: 'The actions we choose or choose not to take in the next 10 years will determine the fate of the planet for the next thousand.

'The future is ours to determine, and if we set our minds to it, nothing is impossible.'

'I want to say something to all the young people watching tonight.'

'For too long, we haven’t done enough to protect the planet for your future. But Earthshot is for you. In the next ten years we are going to act. We are going to find the solutions to repair our planet. '

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William closed the event by announcing that the following year's Earthshot event would be held in the United States - where his brother Prince Harry lives with Meghan Markle.

The first-ever five winners were revealed tonight at a glittering ceremony held in London. Each winner will receive £1million prize money and a global network of support to scale their cutting-edge environmental solutions to repair our planet.

The five winners, which span the globe from Costa Rica to India, include transformative technologists, innovators, an entire country, and a pioneering city and were chosen for their ground-breaking solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet.

The first award to be handed out went to Gator Halpern and Sam Teicher of Coral Vita - a project which grows coral on land to replenish life in dying ocean ecosystems. Its methods grow coral up to 50 times faster than typical methods and improves resilience to the impact of climate change.

They beat competitors Pristine Seas and Living Sea Walls.

Actors Emma Thompson, Emma Watson and David Oyelowo are joining Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, in handing out the awards at Alexandra Palace in north London.

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Prince William: The day he made his father Charles .
© Agency / Bestimage Prince William: The day he made his father's Father's Futur King cry, Prince William thinks of his inheritance, including the Duchy of Cornwall will bequeath his father Charles. Touched by the words of his son, the Prince of Wales assures having been moved by the revelations of his son, revealed our colleagues from the site Mirror UK, Friday, October 22nd. A rare moment of emotion for Prince Charles.

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