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Prince & Princess of Wales

Prince and Princess of Wales confirm joint Boston trip as Earthshot finalists announced

The Prince and Princess of Wales are confirmed to attend the second annual Earthshot Prize Awards in Boston on 2 December. The confirmation comes as the Prince revealed the 2022 finalists – an accomplished group of innovators and entrepreneurs working on 15 solutions to the planet’s biggest environmental challenges.

The 15 finalists will be in the running to receive a £1 million prize. The award is inspired by former U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s “Moonshot.” The plan was to unite millions of people with one goal – to put a man on the moon with the most innovative technology of the 1960s.

In a statement, the Prince said: “The innovators, leaders, and visionaries that make up our 2022 Earthshot Finalists prove there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future of our planet. They are directing their time, energy, and talent towards bold solutions with the power to not only solve our planet’s greatest environmental challenges but to create healthier, more prosperous, and more sustainable communities for generations to come.

“I am so excited to celebrate these fifteen Finalists and see the five Winners of The Earthshot Prize announced in Boston – the hometown of President John F. Kennedy, who shared The Earthshot Prize’s belief that seemingly impossible goals are within reach if we only harness the limitless power of innovation, human ingenuity, and urgent optimism.”

The Earthshot Prize is centred around five “Earthshots” – ambitious, simple, and aspirational goals to build a better world for future generations.

In addition to the eligibility for the  £1 million prize, all will receive support and resources from The Earthshot Prize Global Alliance Members, which is a network of private sector businesses around the world working on climate and environmental solutions.

The awards will take place on Friday, 2 December, at the MGM Music Hall in Boston. It will be broadcast on the BBC in the UK, PBS in the United States, and across the world on YouTube. The YouTube broadcast will be streamed starting Sunday, 4 December.

For more on the 2022 finalists, you can click here.

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My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.