Prince and Princess of Wales to visit USA for Earthshot Prize Awards 2022

William and Kate at last year's Earthshot Prize in London. Photo credit: Kensington Palace / Earthshot Prize. Crown Copyright.

The Prince and Princess of Wales will travel to Boston this week for the second annual Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony which is taking place in the city on Friday 2nd December.

Inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’, The Earthshot Prize is an ambitious global environmental prize which aims to discover, celebrate and scale the best solutions to help repair our planet.

At this year’s Awards Ceremony, The Prince and Princess will join activists, innovators, policy makers and performers to celebrate the 2022 cohort of fifteen global Finalists before the five Winners are awarded.

During their trip, which will take place between Wednesday 30th November and Friday 2nd December, Their Royal Highnesses will get to know the City of Boston, including learning about how it is taking ambitious action to combat the effects of climate change, ahead of The Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony on the Friday evening.

Their visit will see them attend a special event with the Mayor of Boston, Michelle Wu, as well as a visit by The Prince to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.

Recognising the significant challenges that the coastal city of Boston faces as a result of climate change, The Prince and Princess will see for themselves the work that local organisations are doing to mitigate the risk of rising sea levels. Their Royal Highnesses will also spend time learning about some of the innovative green technologies that have been incubated in the area during a visit to Greentown Labs in Somerville.

As well as learning about the climate-related challenges that Boston faces, The Prince and Princess will also take time to meet with those who are working to support vulnerable members of the local community.

They will hear about the efforts of Roca, a non-profit organisation working for nearly 35 years to bring public systems together in a cohesive approach to save and change the trajectory of the lives of high-risk young people.

While in the city, The Princess of Wales will take the opportunity to visit the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. A long-standing friend of The Royal Foundation and The Centre for Early Childhood, the Harvard Center is a world leader on research into the lifelong impact of experiences in early childhood.

Source: Earthshot Prize / Kensington Palace


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