The Princess of Wales will not attend Prince William’s Earthshot Awards ceremony this year as she wants to be at home to support Prince George during his exams.
Kate, 41, will not travel to Singapore with her husband in November and will instead stay with her eldest son George, 10, and his siblings Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five, at the family home in Windsor.
Rebecca English, the royal editor of the Daily Mail, has received confirmation that the royal family will not be attending the glitzy event. It is understood that ‘Prince George has exams that week and she wants to be home to support him.’
The mother of three attended the previous two Earthshot Awards in Boston and London.
Prince William founded the awards in 2020, saying he wanted to “turn the current pessimism around environmental issues into optimism by celebrating the people and places driving change.”
The Princess of Wales will not attend Prince William’s Earthshot Awards ceremony this year as she wants to be at home to support Prince George during his exams. Pictured is the couple at last year’s event
Every year between 2021 and 2030, an awards ceremony will honor winners in the award’s five categories who create innovations that address environmental problems. Each winner will receive £1 million to support and scale their work.
Last year, Kate presented an award while donning a rented lime green Solace London dress from fashion platform HURR.
The Sabrina dress, from Solace London, cost £74 per night to rent. It was described by the platform as a “modern floor-length dress with an exaggerated neckline.”
It featured a ‘body-conscious fit’ and a hidden closing strap to define the waist, as well as the brand’s signature high slit.
She completed the look with an emerald choker previously worn by Princess Diana.
The necklace, which was presented to Queen Mary by the Ladies of India in 1911, was given to Diana on lifelong loan by Queen Elizabeth.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, accompanied by their parents, will arrive at Lambrook School, near Ascot in Berkshire, in September 2022.
Announcing the destination of the Earthshot Prize ceremony in May this year, Prince William said: ‘The Earthshot Prize is about showing the world that solutions exist to some of the biggest environmental challenges we face .
“After two years of discovering impactful ideas and innovations, I’m thrilled that the Earthshot Prize is traveling to Singapore, where the groundbreaking solutions of our 2023 finalists will be celebrated.”
William has said that Earthshot was inspired by John F Kennedy’s Moonshot program, which challenged America to put man on the moon and help launch the 1969 moon landing.
Last year’s winners included a British start-up, Notpla, which uses seaweed to make packaging.