KATE and William were the king and queen of green last night when they awarded the winners a £ 50million prize to save the planet.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by stars including Liverpool footballer Mo Salah, actress Emma Watson and singer Ed Sheeran at the eco-bash.
William, showing off his environmental credentials by wearing a green jacket he has worn several times before, helped put on the show and revealed that next year’s ceremony will be held in the United States.
This means the Duke and Duchess could be heading to the United States – where Meghan and Harry have established their new life.
Speaking afterwards at a reception, William said, “We have raised the bar – now in the United States. “
Kate also kept the theme of preserving the planet alive in a dress that Royal fans last saw at a Bafta event in 2011.
Guests were asked to “consider the environment when choosing their outfit” for the event.
Harry Potter actress Emma Watson, 31, wore a wedding dress made up of ten Oxfam dresses.
And none of the stars had traveled to London for the event at Alexandra Palace, to ensure their carbon footprint remains low.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in an electric Audi.
Kate has announced that the winner of the £ 1million Protect and Restore Nature award is Costa Rica.
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She said: “Nature is vital for all of us. A thriving natural world regulates our climate, nurtures our physical and mental health, and helps feed our families.
“But for too long we have neglected our wild spaces and now we are faced with a number of tipping points.
“If we don’t act now, we will permanently destabilize our planet and deny our children the future they deserve.
Other stars included Emma Thompson, 62, and there was a performance by YouTube star KSI, 28. Wills was seen giving the green light to several seats for Brazilian soccer ace Dani Alves, 38, while Ed Sheeran, 30, played.
Coldplay played his latest single, powered by 60 cyclists.
In the next ten years, we will act. We will find the solutions to repair our planet
The Earthshot Prize, announced a year ago, awards £ 1million annually to five projects by the end of the decade.
Anfield forward Mo Salah, 29, announced that Coral Vita of the Bahamas, who raises coral to restore dying reefs, is the winner of the Revive Our Oceans category.
Emma Watson revealed AEM Electrolyser, which creates green hydrogen, as the winner of the Fix Our Climate section.
Emma Thompson awarded Milan the prize in the Building a Waste-Free World category after collecting unwanted fruits and vegetables and distributing them in poor areas.
And actor David Oyelowo, 45, unveiled Takachar, New Delhi, which is an agricultural waste burning system and ending crop burning, as a winner of the Clean Our Air Earthshot.
Concluding the show and revealing that the award would move to the United States, William told a star audience, “What a night that has been. I hope everyone watching us has a better understanding of the pressing challenges facing our planet during this decisive decade.
He does an incredible job. It is easy not to put your head above the parapet, but it is
“I want to say something to all the kids watching tonight.
“For too long, we haven’t done enough to protect the planet for your future. Earthshot is for you!
“In the next ten years, we will act. We will find the solutions to repair our planet.
“Please keep learning, keep demanding changes and don’t give up hope. We will meet these challenges.
“Now I hope you agree, that London and the UK put on quite a show for our first year.
“So for the second year, we have to hand over the baton to a country whose leadership is essential for our five Earthshots.
“Where better than the nation that inspired the Moonshot all those years ago?
On the green carpet, host Clara Amfo, 37, spoke about William’s acting skills.
She said, “He’s been a great company. I’m sure you’ve seen our commercial and he was quite the actor.
“We took a few takes and he took a lot less. “
Co-host Dermot O’Leary, 48, said: “He’s so disarming. He does an incredible job. It’s easy not to put your head above the parapet, but it is.
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