Prince William’s Earthshot Prize this year in Cape Town


Prince William’s annual Earthshot Prize, which supports solutions to the world’s biggest climate problems – such as climate change – is awarded this year in Cape Town.

The project, in its fourth year, will be presented in South Africa for five days in November. This includes the annual awards ceremony to be held in the Mother City.

Previous host cities include Singapore last year, Boston in 2022 and London in 2021.

At the Singapore ceremony, five winners ended up receiving £1 million (about R24 million) each. This year’s five winners get the same amount.

November’s ceremony will revolve around the boundary-pushing work of 15 international environmental solutions, according to the organizers.

“The nominations for the Earthshot prize make us aware of people’s ingenuity and determination to be able to turn the seemingly impossible into the new normal,” says Hannah Jones, chief executive of the prize.

Prince William, the heir to the British throne, has attended the previous three awards events. Recently, however, he has had to fulfill a lot more royal duties at the time of several senior royals’ health problems.

His father, King Charles III, made the shock announcement on Monday that he had been diagnosed with cancer. He began treatment for it and put off public appearances.

William’s wife, Catherine, underwent abdominal surgery last month and is expected to recuperate at home for months.