Prince William’s first environmental awards will air on BBC One
Prince William’s first Earthshot Prize Awards will take place at Alexandra Palace in London in October, it has been confirmed.
The first ceremony of the £ 50million global environmental competition hosted by the Duke of Cambridge will be broadcast on BBC One.
Organizers said the event – which will also be televised internationally – will feature “some of the world’s greatest artists, all determined to fix our planet.”
William, who hopes Earthshot will become the Nobel Prize for the environmental world, announced the Oct. 17 ceremony in a trailer filmed by a drone camera.
The Duke is seen alone in front of the ornate rose window of Alexandra Palace as the camera moves away from him before moving to capture the London skyline.
The footage is shown on the London Piccadilly Lights landmark in Piccadilly Circus at 8 a.m. today.
The Duke said: “Join me for the first ever Earthshot Prize Awards, where we will unveil five global winners and their breakthrough solutions to fix our planet on October 17th here in London.”
The award is inspired by the ambitious Moonshot lunar space program of US President John F. Kennedy in the 1960s, which helped advance technological achievements.
It has five categories, known as Earthshots, which organizers say if achieved by 2030 would improve the lives of everyone.
Each year from 2021 until the end of the decade, the winners of the five Earthshots will each receive £ 1million to use for their solutions.
On the venue announcement, William said: “By hosting the COP26 conference in Glasgow just weeks after our first awards, the UK is helping the world tackle climate change.
“London is a fantastic place to showcase this leadership, spotlight the finalists and recognize our very first Earthshot Award winners. “
The Duke met with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who hailed the ceremony as a “momentous occasion” for the city, at Kensington Palace last week.
Sir David Attenborough, who has supported the project from the start, is a board member for the Earthshot Prize, which will choose the winners, and other judges include actress Cate Blanchett, singer Shakira and Queen Rania of Jordan.