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You suddenly face a future far less certain than seemed imaginable just a few weeks ago.
But the Prince of Wales, beset by concerns for the well-being of both his wife, Catherine, and, even more acutely, King Charles, has just received a timely boost to his morale.
It comes courtesy of the Earthshot Prize, started by William in 2019 and first awarded two years later, when five winners, in separate categories, were each awarded £1 million for devising solutions to what William described as “some of the biggest environmental problems of the world”.
At the time, Earthshot was managed by the Royal Foundation, established by Princes William and Harry in 2009 to further their various charitable ambitions.
The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive at the second annual Earthshot Prize ceremony in 2022
It is a stark contrast to the performance of the Archewell Foundation, set up by Harry and Meghan after they stepped down from their roles at the Royal Foundation. In the photo, Prince Harry attends the presentation of the Adam Tower project and the global partnership between Booking.com, SkyScanner, CTtrip, TripAdvisor and Visa.
But in 2022 the award will be separated and will be run as a completely independent charity.
If there was any doubt that it could flourish, it has now been definitively banished.
I can reveal that the new charity, now called the Earthshot Prize, made a mammoth £22.4 million in income in its first nine months alone.
While the Royal Foundation transferred £8.6 million, the rest came from various sources, as accounts just published by the Charity Commission reveal.
Prince William, the Prince of Wales and Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong visit the TreeTop Walk
Prince William, Prince of Wales, speaks with Gardens by the Bay CEO Felix Loh
Donations amounted to £7 million, while “gifts in kind” accounted for just over £3 million and a grant from the American Friends of the Royal Foundation for a further £2.7 million.
The remaining five per cent (£1.1m) came from sponsorship and licensing income.
It is a stark contrast to the performance of the Archewell Foundation, set up by Harry and Meghan after they stepped down from their roles at the Royal Foundation.
Figures released by US tax authorities just before Christmas show the couple’s donations plummeted by £8.7 million, from £10.3 million to just under £1.6 million in a single year.
Livia and mom have a little wardrobe problem.
Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli attend the UK premiere of ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ at the BFI Southbank on September 13, 2011
Colin Firth’s ex-wife Livia Giuggioli clearly shares her taste in clothing with her mother Paola.
“When I meet my mom for dinner and we’re both wearing the same old leopard-print coat,” says the film producer turned eco-activist, who shared this photo online from her native Italy.
Livia, 54, has two children with Bridget Jones star Firth, 63, whom she split from in 2019.
She was allegedly harassed by her childhood friend, Marco Brancaccia, after they ended their year-long relationship in 2016.
She is now dating Scottish climate campaigner Callum Grieve, 46, whom she refers to as her “Master Chef”.
Mixed messages from Marylebone Cricket Club, once a bastion of British taste but in recent years better known for its attempts to appear woke and “approachable”.
The club has sent its members details of a special edition MCC wristwatch made by the elegant Swiss brand Oris.
There’s a long spiel about how both MCC and Oris are “aligned with the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals.”
And the price of this little watch? About 2,700 pounds, not exactly accessible.
Trump’s net loss
Republican presidential candidate and former US President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally before the Republican caucus in Las Vegas.
He has regularly noted that he “loves Scotland”, as did his late mother, who grew up in a Gaelic-speaking home in the Outer Hebrides.
But could Donald Trump, who plans to build a new golf course on his 1,400-acre property in Aberdeenshire, soon prefer that country to the United States?
I ask because Trump, 77, just lost a bid to take control of ‘maralago.com’, a domain name for his Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago, which also doubles as a luxurious private club. for members.
A World Intellectual Property Organization panel ruled there was “insufficient evidence” to rule in Trump’s favor. Enough to make Donald fight his way straight into a bunker.
Miriam Cates (pictured) runs a campaign about the dangers of young people being exposed to extreme porn
Miriam Cates is struggling to win over some Conservative MPs for her campaign on the dangers of young people being exposed to extreme pornography on the internet.
“They don’t really believe it’s happening,” he explains.
Describing efforts to speak to colleagues in the Commons tea rooms, the MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge says: “Hello, I hope you are enjoying your eggs on toast. I want to talk to you about pornography.”
Cates adds: “He’s not very social, is he?”
Why Kevin’s great design is top secret
Kevin McCloud (pictured) will not invite cameras to Casa McCloud
Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud has helped hundreds of homeowners create their dream residence, but he won’t be inviting the cameras to Casa McCloud.
“My own house is near the Welsh border,” he says. “It’s a nice, safe place, far enough away that no one would want to try to get here.
Putting it on television would mean there’s nothing left.
If there were ever any mystery or intrigue about my domestic life, it would be blown out of the water and everyone would say, “Oh, I didn’t realize it would be so boring.”
McCloud offers a warning: ‘I could be convinced otherwise if (the producers) bought my house first. And then I would put it on television.
Can cash-strapped Channel 4 save funds?