With a documentary series, Prince William is ‘following in the footsteps’ of Prince Philip.
PRINCE William is carrying on his late grandfather’s legacy by starring in a BBC documentary series about climate change.
Last night, the first episode of Prince William’s five-part BBC documentary series aired, in which he urges society to “play our part” in combating climate change. The Duke of Cambridge’s Earthshot Prize, which awards five winners £1 million each to help develop their environmental inventions, is the subject of the series. While this is Prince William’s first time in front of the camera, in the 1960s, the late Prince Philip hosted three episodes of the wildlife documentary Survival.
“There are 15 finalists for the Earthshot Prize, and all of them are in with a chance of winning £1 million for their diverse environmental ideas,” Carrie-Anne Greenbank, Europe correspondent for The Today Show, stated.
“The first episode of this series has just aired in the United Kingdom, and this is Prince William’s first time hosting a television documentary series.
“It’s the first time he’s fronted something like this; he’s following in his grandfather Prince Philip’s footsteps, who hosted his first documentary in the 1960s.”
“He will be traveling to various sites in the UK over the course of these five episodes, presenting on top of a wind turbine, the top of a mountain in Snowdonia, Wales, all to raise awareness of the urgency of combating climate change.”
Through his role as Patron of the WWF, the Duke of Edinburgh presented three special episodes of Survival for Anglia Television in the 1960s.
While Prince William has traditionally avoided taking center stage in front of the camera, he was persuaded to join as part of a “team effort” to raise attention to his Earthshot Prize, according to reports.
The Duke established the yearly prize earlier this year as part of his efforts to address global warming, conservation, and environmental challenges.
Over the following decade, the Prize will reward £1 million to 50 winners, with the goal of launching their technologies and having a global influence on the climate change challenge.
The Earthshot Prize was created in partnership with Prince William’s environmental guru, David Attenborough, who also participates in the five-part series.
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