Nomzamo Mbatha, a South African actress, dazzled in a blue dress as she met Prince William at the Earthshot Prize ceremony in Singapore. She shared on her Instagram that the Earthshot Prize aims to highlight and support the innovative and effective solutions to the climate crisis that are being developed by brilliant minds around the world.
The Earthshot Prize was launched by Prince William in 2020 to find and scale the most impactful solutions to the biggest environmental challenges. This year, five winners were announced, each receiving a £1 million (about R23 million) prize to help them scale their projects. They are Acción Andina, GRST, WildAid Marine Program, S4S Technologies, and Boomitra.
The Prince of Wales, who is now King Charles, said in a statement that the past year has been challenging and alarming, as the effects of the climate crisis have become more visible and urgent. He said that the Earthshot finalists give him hope and optimism, as they demonstrate the spirit of ingenuity and the ability to inspire change that exists all over the planet.
King Charles has been in Singapore for the past few days, enjoying the natural beauty of the country and meeting with its Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong. He praised the country’s efforts to protect and restore the rainforest, and said that he visited a place that allows researchers to access the forest canopy and conduct important studies.
King Charles’ rebrand
According to GBN, King Charles has rebranded his charitable organisations to reflect his new status as monarch. He founded many charities when he was the Prince of Wales, such as The Prince’s Trust, The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, and The Prince’s Foundation. These will now be renamed as The King’s Trust, The King Charles III Charitable Fund, and The King’s Foundation, respectively.
The King’s Trust was established by King Charles in 1976, when he was the Prince of Wales. It helps young people who face disadvantages to achieve their potential through employment, education and enterprise. The King Charles III Charitable Fund was established in 1979.
King Charles recently gave his first King’s Speech to the UK parliament as the new monarch.