The Duke of Cambridge, speaking at the Bafta TV Awards, shared his hope that programmers will continue their “invaluable work” and keep “environmental issues high on the programming agenda”.
illiam addressed the audience at the ceremony through a pre-recorded video in which he highlighted “planet placement” and referred to the inclusion of environmental messages in television shows.
He pointed to the “unique role” of programmers who “can ensure that climate change and sustainability remain at the forefront of our collective consciousness”.
He added: “By creating innovative, educational and emotional content for television, writers and producers play a unique role in ensuring that the future of our planet is something we all want to talk about.
“Over the past year we’ve seen some fantastic examples of this across a variety of programs and genres.
“I hope you all will continue your invaluable work and keep environmental issues high on the programming agenda for years to come.”
During the ceremony, Dermot O’Leary offered the Duke of Cambridge a “special thanks” after accepting the Bafta award for Best Live Event for the Earthshot award, which the presenter dubbed William’s “baby”.
The Earthshot Prize was established in 2020 by the Duke of Cambridge and Sir David Attenborough to recognize ambitious initiatives to protect the environment.
Five projects were awarded £1million at the awards ceremony, which was hosted by TV presenter O’Leary, 48, and radio presenter Clara Amfo last October.
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He described working on the show as “a privilege” and “the most life-affirming experience for all of us.”
He added: “One word too, just a special thank you to Prince William because it’s very easy to be cynical towards someone who comes from such privilege, but he went through it all with this incredible empathy and enthusiasm, vitality and it really is his baby, which is why Earthshot is now fourth in line to the throne.”
Amfo, 37, added: “I think what I’m really proud of about this show is that it wasn’t meant to be preachy and ‘we’re all so awful’.
“I think it was like Maya Angelou once said, ‘If you know better, you just do better.’
“I think it’s about us learning to do better.”
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