Prince William Dons Lifejacket and Meets Oyster Fisherman During New York Trip


Prince William made a special visit to New York to unveil the finalists of the 2023 Earthshot Prize. The future king wore a lifejacket as he chatted with oyster fishermen and participated in various environmental initiatives during his two-day visit.

Talks with UN Secretary General

Prince William is set to hold talks with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres during his visit. The meeting will take place during the UN General Assembly, which coincides with New York's annual climate week event. This event brings together leaders from various sectors to focus on sustainability and a greener future.

Promoting the Earthshot Prize

The Prince of Wales is using his trip to promote the Earthshot Prize, an ambitious environmental award that aims to find and scale-up innovative solutions to repair the planet. The prince will visit the Billion Oyster Project to learn more about their efforts to restore oyster reefs in New York Harbor, and he will also attend the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit, where the 2023 finalists will be announced.

Addressing Delegates

During the Innovation Summit, Prince William will address the delegates alongside other notable speakers, including former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg, Earthshot trustee and former New Zealand prime minister Dame Jacinda Ardern, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Together, they will discuss the importance of taking bold action to create a healthier and more sustainable world.

Prize Categories

The winners of the Earthshot Prize will receive £1 million in prize money and will be recognized in five categories, or Earthshots: Protect and restore nature; Clean our air; Revive our oceans; Build a waste-free world; and Fix our climate. This year's ceremony will be held in Singapore, following previous events in Boston and London.

Prince William expressed his excitement about this year's finalists in a tweet, highlighting the American spirit of optimism and ingenuity. He expressed his confidence in the ability of the current generation to overcome challenges and create a sustainable world.