In a spectacular event set to celebrate innovative environmental solutions, Eurovision sensation Hannah Waddingham, renowned for her captivating presence on the global stage, will host the prestigious Prince of Wales’s Earthshot Prize ceremony in Singapore on November 7. The Ted Lasso star, who charmed audiences as the Eurovision Song Contest presenter earlier this year, is set to lend her star power to this significant environmental initiative.
Joining Waddingham on stage will be Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, a member of the Earthshot Prize judging panel. The event will showcase the groundbreaking work of 15 finalists, each vying for the coveted £1 million prize, aimed at amplifying their eco-friendly innovations. Among the finalists is ENSO, a British company hailed for its revolutionary electric vehicle tire design, which minimizes particle emissions, contributing to a cleaner environment.
Expressing her enthusiasm for the Earthshot Prize, Blanchett remarked, “The climate solutions showcased by the prize are wildly exciting – exciting because they are so simple, so possible, and so inevitable.” The Earthshot Prize, now in its third year, continues to incentivize inventive and courageous solutions to combat climate change, offering hope in the face of environmental challenges.
Robert Irwin, son of the late wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin, will also be present at the ceremony, continuing his family’s legacy in wildlife conservation. Other esteemed personalities, including actors Lana Condor and Nomzamo Mbatha, will join the star-studded lineup of presenters and supporters.
The Earthshot Prize ceremony is a culmination of ‘Earthshot Week,’ a series of events commencing on November 5, where Prince William, alongside celebrity supporters and past winners, will engage with businesses and investors. This collaboration aims to accelerate the implementation of innovative solutions to address pressing environmental concerns.
Prince William’s commitment to sustainability goes beyond the ceremony itself. He is slated to participate in various activities during his four-day visit to Singapore, including dragon boating and engaging with local communities actively working to protect the planet. The 15 finalists will also benefit from a ‘fellowship’ retreat, providing them with invaluable networking opportunities to further develop their projects.
In an effort to ensure the event’s sustainability, Prince William and his celebrity supporters will travel to Singapore via commercial flights, underscoring their dedication to reducing carbon emissions. Organizers have also implemented additional eco-friendly measures, aligning with the Earthshot Prize’s mission of fostering a greener future for all.
The Earthshot Prize ceremony promises to be an inspiring showcase of innovative solutions, bringing together a constellation of stars, activists, and visionaries dedicated to repairing our planet. As the world eagerly anticipates the event, it serves as a beacon of hope, reminding us all of the power of collective action in the fight against climate change.