William and Kate give Boston green light ahead of Earthshot Awards

Boston landmarks will be lit by the Prince and Princess of Wales as they begin their three-day visit to the United States culminating in an Earthshot Prize ceremony.

illiam and Kate kicked off their first official overseas trip since the Queen’s death with a welcome event outside Boston City Hall attended by Michelle Wu, the city’s mayor.

From Speakers’ Corner, the pair will officially begin the countdown to Earthshot, hosted by Boston on Friday, by lighting up City Hall and other prominent buildings in green.

Superstar singer Billie Eilish will lead an stellar lineup for the awards ceremony, set up by William to recognize and expand environmental solutions to repair the planet.

Other acts featured Annie Lennox, Ellie Goulding and Beyonce supporting Chloe x Halle, performing at the MGM Music Hall in Boston.

A royal source said: “The awards have become the Prince’s Superbowl moment of the year and he looks forward to continuing to use the platform each year to shed light on some of the biggest impact projects going on. do great things around the world to save us. the future of the planet.”

The Earthshot Prize is now in its second year and of the 15 finalists vying for a £1m prize, each of the five winners in this category is a cleaner incinerator initiative. in Kenya and a bubble barrier manufactured in the Netherlands to prevent plastic from entering the ocean.

There are also first-time finalists from the UK, with two entries from the UK already selected.

Notpla Hard Material – a start-up run by Pierre Paslier and Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez in London – makes seaweed and plant-based packaging as an alternative to single-use plastic and has produced more than a million canned foods. Go biodegradable for the company Just Eat .

Another UK finalist – Low Carbon Materials, based in County Durham – uses non-recyclable plastic waste to create traditional carbon-free concrete blocks.


Cate Blanchett will narrate part of the ceremony on Friday (Suzan Moore/PA)

Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, a supporter of the Earthshot Awards since its inception, will voice the show’s opening sequence while Oscar-winning actress and Earthshot jury member Cate Blanchett will narrate. 2021 winners.

Actor Rami Malek, who plays singer Freddie Mercury in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, will present the award alongside actress Catherine O’Hara, best known for her lead role in Home Alone, and actress and environmental activist Shailene Woodley.

William and Kate also wanted to meet local communities during their visit to Boston, which is known for its Irish heritage, sport and history.

During their visit, William and Kate will visit the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum with Caroline Kennedy, the late president’s daughter.

The prince and princess will learn about the work local organizations are doing to reduce the risk of sea level rise in Boston, and as they tour Greentown Laboratories, in the nearby town of Somerville, they will better understand the development of creative blue. technology.

At the site of Roca, a non-profit that supports young people in need, they will hear about the problems they face and Kate, who founded the Royal Childhood Center in 2021, will visit the Center for Developing Children at Harvard University.

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