Prince William launches Nobel-style environmental award

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge wearing a suit and tie

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Prince William has launched a Nobel-style environmental award with a £50 million prize fund.

The 38-year-old royal – who has Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, with the Duchess of Cambridge – has launched the Earthshot Prize with the ambition of celebrating ideas and technologies that can help to stop the climate crisis.

Asked if he risked becoming too political by supporting the project, Prince William replied: “I think with all things in life if you are willing to make a difference you have to put yourself out there and you have to commit yourself and be determined and maybe go places that you might feel uncomfortable, other people might feel uncomfortable, but really for me the prize is about bringing people together.

“It’s a team prize and if we can really harness everyone’s ability to come together and tackle the

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