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Dickie Arbiter, who served as the former press secretary to the Queen, has said the future of the monarchy will be in safe hands under Prince William following the success of the Earthshot Prize.
Prince William’s Earthshot prize is an award given annually from 2021 to 2030, for five winners with £1 million given each year for work which has helped the environment.
It has been billed as "the most ambitious environmental prize in history" with £50 million to be awarded in the next decade.”
Writing for Australian news outlet 9Honey, Dickie Arbiter said: “Prince William has shown that he has the all the makings, stature and confidence of a King in waiting.
“If recent environment events are anything to go by, and we're still to hear from him at COP26, the future of the monarchy is in safe hands.”
Mr Arbiter added: “The brainchild of Prince William and his Royal Foundation, the Earthshot Prize has led to a worldwide search for the most inspiring and innovative solutions to today's global environmental challenges.”
Speaking from inside the London eye during the inaugural show, Prince William said we are currently living in the “most consequential time in human history” and warned “time is running out” to make a change.
Drawing on William’s speech, the royal expert continued: “Closing the Earthshot Prize extravaganza he had a very clear message for young people: ‘For too long, we haven't done enough to protect the planet for your future.
“‘Earthshot is for you. In the next 10 years we are going to act.
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“‘We are going to find the solutions to repair our planet’.”
The inaugural awards on Sunday night were attended by celebrities with the likes of Dame Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay.
Dickie Arbiter added: “William is obviously a passionate advocate in saving the planet and is following very closely in his grandfather's footsteps.
“Prince Philip began his pioneering work on the environment in the 1950s, raising the issue facing the global family if we didn't do something about cleaning up the environment.”
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In 2014, Prince William also founded the United for Wildlife Transport Task Force, which aims to reduce the worldwide illegal trading in wildlife.