KATE and Prince William today stepped out for an engagement to inspire the next generation to come up with bold ideas to help save the planet. The outing came just 24 hours after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced a new project.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Kew Gardens in London this afternoon for the Generation Earthshot event. Kate and William have shone at recent outings and while Harry and Meghan’s new sustainable investing venture was met with enthusiasm from Sussex fans, they did not cement the project with a public appearance.
The Cambridges were joined by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, television presenter and explorer Steve Backshall and double Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover.
In a statement, William said: “Education is such an important part of protecting our planet.
“We must inspire in the next generation the optimism, confidence and enthusiasm to chase those solutions and to continue building a more sustainable future.
“We know that young children already identify the climate as one of their biggest worries, and Generation Earthshot aims to educate and encourage them that together we can find the answers.
“Children can be uniquely creative and I can’t wait to see some of the ideas that are shared with us.”
Generation Earthshot aims to inform children’s interest in the environment and encourage students and their teachers around the world to generate ideas to solve the world’s greatest environmental challenges.
Mr Khan said: “It’s been great to work with the bright young leaders of our future today to develop ideas on how to address the climate and environmental crisis.
“I want London to be a zero-pollution city so that no child has to grow up in our city breathing toxic air and I’m determined that we continue to tackle the twin dangers of air pollution and the climate emergency so that we can deliver a future that’s greener, fairer and more prosperous for everyone.”
Backshall said about the Cambridges: “They were fantastic.
“Encouraging the children to throw out every idea possible.
“It’s the kind of attitude our leaders need if we are to have any chance of making an impact on our climate’s problems.”
Kate looked typically stunning for the engagement in black wide leg trousers and a green coat.
William’s Earthshot Prize is an ambitious awards project launched by the duke to recognise ideas, innovations and. “Brinkwire Summary News”.