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Prince William announces first Earthshot Prize Awards to be held in London in October | UK News

The Duke of Cambridge has announced that London will host the first ever awards ceremony for its multi-million pound Earthshot Prize.

The Nobel-style environmental prize will be awarded to those who work on the best and most innovative solutions to combat climate change and fix the planet.

Prince william, who launched the £ 50million prize last year, said the awards ceremony would celebrate “inspiring leaders” trying to “solve the world’s greatest environmental challenges.”

The event will be held at Alexandra Palace on October 17 this year and will feature iconic landmarks from across the capital when it airs on BBC One and around the world.

Kensington Palace has said that over the next few months they will announce the world-renowned artists performing on the night to help celebrate the 15 finalists and the five winners who will each receive £ 1million.

Cate Blanchett, Prince William and Shakira are among the judges for the Earthshot Prize Awards. Photos: PA and AP

The prizes will be awarded by the Duke and a celebrity host including Sir David Attenborough, actress Cate Blanchett, singer Shakira and Queen Rania of Jordan.

Announce London As the first host city, Prince William said: “By hosting the COP26 conference in Glasgow just weeks after our first awards, the UK is helping lead the world in the fight against climate change.

“London is a fantastic place to showcase this leadership, spotlight the finalists and recognize our very first Earthshot Award winners.

“The awards ceremony will be a truly global event, bringing together people from around the world to celebrate these inspiring leaders and their innovations to solve the world’s greatest environmental challenges. “

The name of the award was inspired by President John F Kennedy’s “Moonshot” speech that launched the American space race.

Each year from 2021 to 2030, the Earthshot Prize will recognize the winners …

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