Prince William has paid a sweet tribute to grandfather Prince Philip and his son Prince George in his latest video for his Earthshot award.
In the bookcase behind the Duke of Cambridge was a lovely photograph of his eight-year-old son and his late grandfather, who died in April.
The photo shows the future King George sitting in a carriage with his great-grandfather.
And what’s even more special about the snap is that it was taken in Norfolk in 2015 by keen amateur photographer Kate.
We previously saw the photo when Kate and William shared it as part of their photos posted in tribute to Philip after he passed away at the age of 99.
Philippe was famously fond of carriage driving, and in the photo he is smiling as he holds the reins and a whip.
William’s video was shared after he compared his handling of the crisis to the 35th US president’s bid to put a man on the moon in the 1960s.
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He will unveil the first 15 finalists of his ambitious ten-year £50 million Earthshot Prize – dubbed the “Nobel Prize for the Environment”.
The winners will share £50 million to develop ideas to tackle global warming.
Writing in a book introduction to accompany the competition, the Duke of Cambridge called it “the most ambitious environmental award in history”.
The prize’s name is inspired by John F. Kennedy’s “moonshot” push to reach Earth’s satellite, which led to large-scale technological advances.
William writes: “I wanted to recapture Kennedy’s moonshot sense of human ingenuity, purpose and optimism, and replace it with laser-sharp focus and urgency to address the most pressing challenge of our time – repairing our planet.” Was.
“I firmly believe that change is possible, when you set your mind to it.”
Recalling the inspiration behind the award during a visit to Namibia in 2018, William says: “I wanted to find a way to bottle up that innovation and community spirit and mass-produce it globally.
“But when I returned to the UK, as the world regrouped in Poland for the next round of climate change talks, I was struck by a wave of global pessimism.
“I understood why the mood was full of gloom, of course. The challenge facing our planet is enormous.”
William, 39, says he feared the world would shut down because “the global debate seemed too complicated, too negative, too overwhelming”.
And he instituted the prize because he was “predicted by scientists on the edge of the cliff, yet determined not to give up”.
He also writes about the work done by his father, Prince Charles, and grandfather, Prince Philip.
Wills says: “Following in his footsteps, I’ve seen people around the world face challenges that seem insurmountable, yet come with collective ambition and a sense of ability to find solutions to them. Huh.”
Pop star Shakira and environmentalist Sir David Attenborough have also penned inspiring words for Earthshot: How to Save Our Planet, which will be published later this year.
The first 15 finalists will be announced online in the afternoon. Each of them will receive £1 million to develop their planet-saving ideas.
The winners will be celebrated next month at an awards ceremony at the Alexandra Palace in north London.
We shared how Prince Philip’s desire to protect the ‘dignity’ of the Queen to be kept secret, the High Court rules.
The royal, who died on 9 April at the age of 99, had an estimated £30 million to share among loved ones.
They may have asked for money to go to some ecological charity they supported.