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Kate Middleton and Prince William promote ‘Generation Earthshot’ at Kew Gardens

It’s easy being green! Kate Middleton looks striking in recycled Erdem coat as she visits Kew Gardens with Prince William to meet children and hear their ideas for the Duke’s Earthshot Prize initiative

  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are at Kew Gardens for an event promoting William’s ‘Earthshot’ initiative
  • Kate Middleton, 39, looks elegant in a vibrant green ensemble for the engagement today
  • Royals will be joined by Steve Backshall, Helen Glover and children from The Heathlands School, in Hounslow 

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Kate Middleton looked elegant in green as she joined Prince William at Kew Gardens for an event promoting his ‘Earthshot’ environmental initiative. 

The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, dusted off an emerald Erdem coat last worn in 2016 for the outing. She wore the statement piece with a fitted lime green jumper and high-waisted black trousers.   

The couple were be joined by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, TV presenter Steve Backshall and Olympian Helen Glover as they take part in activities alongside children from The Heathlands School, in Hounslow, west London. 

Kate Middleton looked elegant in green as she arrived at Kew Gardens for an event promoting Prince William’s ‘Earthshot’ environmental initiative

The event, which takes place ahead of the inaugural Earthshot Prize awards on Sunday, is designed to encourage the children to ‘generate big, bold ideas to repair the planet and to help spark a lasting enthusiasm for the natural world’.  

Recent findings from The Children’s Commissioner’s Big Ask shows that young people are concerned about the future of the planet, with 39 per cent of children asked in the UK identifying the environment as one of their main worries about the future. 

Generation Earthshot informs that interest and encourages students and their teachers around the world to generate ideas to solve the world’s greatest environmental challenges. 

It aims to unlock the potential of the next generation of inventors, innovators and leaders who will inherit our world and inspire in them the enthusiasm to develop new solutions and protect our planet.

The first ever Earthshot Prize awards will be held on Sunday night at the iconic Alexandra Palace in London. 

Broadcast to a global audience via the BBC and Discovery+, the awards ceremony will celebrate the 15 incredible Finalists from around the world before awarding the first five Winners of The Earthshot Prize.

These five solutions will have the potential to respond to the biggest environmental challenges facing our planet and will each receive £1 million to help them scale up. 

The first Finalists of the Prize include a 14-year-old inventor from India who is working to improve air quality across India, a tiny water treatment plant from Japan that turns 98 per cent of wastewater into clean water and the country of Costa Rica for a pioneering scheme to restore the rainforest.

It comes just weeks before the UK hosts COP26 in Glasgow from October 31st to November 12th. The climate talks will bring together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change. These actions include increasing the focus on climate and environmental education within school curriculums across the world.

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