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The Cambridges are making the trip across the pond come 2022.
In a new interview with People, Prince William revealed that his environmental initiative, The Earthshot Prize, will be making its way to America for its second annual awards ceremony next year. The Duke of Cambridge kicked off the sustainability competition last weekend, bringing together experts to conceptualize concrete plans to tackle our world's most pressing environmental matters.
"This is just the start," William told the outlet following Sunday's inaugural awards ceremony. "I'm thrilled that in 2022, The Earthshot Prize will be heading to the United States, where we will continue to spread this vital message of urgency, optimism and action."
William added, "The urgency of the situation can't be overstated. But through The Earthshot Prize, I want to show people across the world why there is reason to be hopeful."
Speaking on the future, he said, "Seeing the incredible solutions that have been developed by the first winners of the Prize—and all of our finalists—shows us that the answers are out there. By recognizing these efforts and supporting and scaling them to be the best they can be, we can inspire the confidence that a healthier, more sustainable future is within our grasp."
The last time William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, made a Stateside visit was in 2014 with a trip to New York, according to People. The upcoming trip will also mark the first time the couple are in the same country as Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, following their decision to step down as senior working royals almost two years ago. Harry and Meghan have also vocalized the importance of global conservation efforts and working toward a "greener" society.
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