Prince William's Earthshot initiative labelled 'game-changing' by a high-profile Hollywood A-lister

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Prince William will fly to Singapore in November

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 28/10/2023

- 10:09

The Prince of Wales will take a commercial flight to Singapore in November

Prince William's Earthshot Prize Awards have been labelled “game-changing” by a high-profile A-list celebrity.

Cate Blanchett, the popular Australian actress, will be travelling to Singapore with the Prince of Wales in November.

The 54-year-old Oscar-winning actress will participate in the third annual awards presentation next month by introducing the prize winners.

Blanchett said: “The climate solutions showcased by the prize are wildly exciting – exciting because they are so simple, so possible, and so inevitable.

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“The solutions are game-changing, and like all truly game-changing ideas, they have a strange ‘how could we not have thought and implemented this before?!’ quality.

“I am proud to be a small part of unveiling the winners.”

Each prize winner will receive £1million at the ceremony, which takes place in Southeast Asia on November 7.

The money will help the winners find solutions to the most urgent climate issues facing the planet.

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Prince William in Boston for the awards last year


Blanchett has been an Earthshot Council member since 2020.

She added: “The Earthshot Prize is, again, highlighting and incentivising courageous, progressive, and inventive solutions that can be rapidly upscaled.

“We don’t have time for inaction and despair, and the incredible climate solutions from around the globe are cause for genuine hope.”

Robert Irwin, the son of the late Steve Irwin, actress Lana Condor, and South African actress and activist Nomzamo Mbatha will join Blanchett in announcing the winners of the event.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett will attend the awards in Singapore


Prince William and Cate Blanchett

Prince William and Cate Blanchett together in 2014


Voices of Singapore, a Singaporean choral group, together with pop bands Bastille and OneRepublic will also perform at the awards ceremony.

In addition, Hannah Waddingham, the Ted Lasso actress who won an Emmy, has been confirmed as the evening's host.

The Prince of Wales, the finalists for the Earthshot Prize Awards, and the performers will all take commercial flights to Singapore.

A representative for Kensington Palace stated earlier this week that the prince will “never tell people not to get on planes” because of the environment, in what was interpreted as a reference to his younger brother Prince Harry.

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