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Britain's Prince William to visit Singapore for Earthshot Prize

LONDON – Prince William will travel to Singapore in November for the annual Earthshot Prize which awards £1 million (S$1.67 million) to five winners developing solutions to environmental problems, Kensington Palace said on Tuesday.

Prince William, the eldest son of King Charles and the heir to the throne, will be joined by activists, policymakers and innovators at the award ceremony on Nov 7.

He is expected to attend a series of events with businesses and investors with the finalists and winners during a four-day trip.

The 15 finalists in 2023 range from a scheme to plant, grow and digitally track trees in Liberia to proposals for a less carbon intensive method to treat industrial wastewater.

“His Royal Highness will spend time meeting Singaporeans and learn about how local organisations are working to protect and restore our planet – from tackling the illegal wildlife trade and protecting the rainforest to incubating and scaling cutting edge innovations,” Kensington Palace said.

Prince William will also attend the United for Wildlife Global summit.

The prince and the Royal Foundation launched United for Wildlife in 2014 to tackle the illegal wildlife trade.

In September, Prince William attended the UN General Assembly and met Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to discuss “efforts required to accelerate the fight against climate change and protect the environment”, the United Nations said.

It will be Prince William’s first trip to Singapore in more than a decade. - REUTERS