Billie Eilish to headline William’s Earthshot Prize awards ceremony in Boston

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inger Billie Eilish will lead a stellar line-up for the Prince of Wales’ Earthshot Prize awards ceremony being hosted by the US metropolis of Boston.

William and Kate fly to America this week for a three-day journey culminating on Friday with the prince’s “Tremendous Bowl” second – the staging of the awards he based to find and scale up environmental options to restore the planet.

Eilish will headline the leisure, which incorporates Annie Lennox, Ellie Goulding and Beyonce proteges Chloe x Halle, performing on the MGM Music Corridor in Boston.

A royal supply mentioned: “The prize has develop into the prince’s Superbowl second of the 12 months, and he seems ahead to persevering with to make use of the platform every year to shine a light-weight on a few of the most impactful tasks doing wonderful issues world wide to avoid wasting our planet’s future.”

The Earthshot Prize is in its second 12 months and William spoke in regards to the venture with South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this week throughout his state go to to the UK.

Among the many 15 finalists vying for £1 million awarded to every of the 5 class winners are a cleaner-burning range initiative in Kenya and a bubble barrier made within the Netherlands to stop plastics getting into oceans.

There are additionally finalists from the UK for the primary time, with two British-based entries being chosen.

Notpla Onerous Materials – a start-up run by Pierre Paslier and Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez in London – makes packaging from seaweed and vegetation as an alternative choice to single-use plastic, and has already produced multiple million biodegradable takeaway meals containers for the agency Simply Eat.

The opposite UK finalist – Low Carbon Supplies, primarily based in County Durham – makes use of unrecyclable plastic waste to make conventional concrete blocks carbon-zero.

The royal supply mentioned: “Inclusivity is a key a part of the Earthshot’s mission. This 12 months’s nominees are drawn from all corners of the planet, really showcasing the perfect of human ingenuity. From indigenous management in Australia to female-led options in Kenya, various tales and options are on the coronary heart of the prize.

“Inclusivity will probably be a key a part of the broader journey too – throughout our time in Boston, the prince and princess will meet Boston-based indigenous leaders.”

Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, a supporter of the Earthshot Prize since its inception, will voice the opening of the present whereas Oscar-winning actress and Earthshot judging panel member Cate Blanchett will narrate a lookback on the 2021 winners.

Actor Rami Malek, who performed singer Freddie Mercury within the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, will current an award as will actress Catherine O’Hara, who starred within the movie House Alone, and environmental activist and actress Shailene Woodley.

Malek mentioned earlier than the ceremony: “The 15 finalists of this 12 months’s Earthshot Prize are deeply inspiring. They’re dedicating their lives to constructing options that can restore our planet, and I can’t wait to current an award to one of many unimaginable Winners for 2022.”

Annie Lennox mentioned: “The pressing want to guard and restore our Earth’s broken environmental programs is crucial for future survival. The target of the Earthshot Prize is highly effective when it comes to constructing a waste-free world and reviving our oceans. I’m due to this fact honoured to lend my voice in help of this formidable mission.”

William and Kate are additionally eager to fulfill members of many native communities throughout their go to to a metropolis famed for its Irish group, sporting heritage and historical past.

The couple are mentioned to be enthusiastic about their first worldwide journey since turning into the Prince and Princess of Wales, titles with a protracted historical past, however they’re eager to forge their very own paths.

Throughout their go to William and Kate will attend a particular occasion with the Mayor of Boston, Michelle Wu, and the prince will go to the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum with Caroline Kennedy, the previous president’s daughter,

The prince and princess will study in regards to the work that native organisations are doing to mitigate the chance of rising sea ranges to Boston, and after they tour the Greentown Labs, within the close by city of Somerville, will get an perception into the event of progressive inexperienced applied sciences.

On the premises of Roca, a non-profit organisation supporting deprived younger folks, they are going to hear in regards to the points they face and Kate, who launched the Royal Basis Centre for Early Childhood in 2021, will go to the Centre on the Growing Youngster at Harvard College.


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