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Why Jack Schlossberg, JFK’s Grandson, Is Eager to Welcome Prince William to the U.S.

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This month Prince William—that is, the Duke of Cambridge—announced that the next Earthshot Prize awards ceremony, the second-ever iteration of his groundbreaking environmental prize, is set to take place in Boston this December. Now Jack Schlossberg, the grandson of the late president John F. Kennedy, has taken to social media to express his excitement at the awards’ crossing the Atlantic.

The Earthshot Prize is named in tribute to JFK, nodding to his famous “Moonshot,” when the then world leader spearheaded a huge investment of energy and resources to make America the first nation to safely land (and bring home) an astronaut on the moon. This year’s Earthshot Prize awards ceremony is being hosted by Boston, with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and Boston mayor Michelle Wu also acting as partners.

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge
Earthshot Prize

Jack Schlossberg (JFK’s grandson via his daughter, Caroline Kennedy, and her husband, Edwin Schlossberg) welcomed the news on Twitter, retweeting a post by the JFK Library Foundation and writing, “Earth shot baby!”

Schlossberg, a 29-year-old lawyer who attended Yale, Harvard Law, and Harvard Business School, then retweeted a video shared by the Earthshot Prize account, which was captioned, “This extraordinary realization of President John F. Kennedy's iconic Moonshot continues to be a great inspiration to the #EarthshotPrize.” The late president’s only grandson kept his response short and sweet, captioning his own tweet with three “rock on” hand-horn signs.

The royal family’s ties to the Kennedys date back many decades. Queen Elizabeth II hosted JFK and first lady Jackie Kennedy at Buckingham Palace in 1961. Prince William’s grandmother later joined the president’s widow at Runnymede in Surrey in 1965, where the monarch unveiled a memorial to JFK. The ceremony was attended by guests including Prince Philip and John and Jackie’s children, Caroline (Schlossberg’s mother) and John Jr. After the poignant event, JFK’s family joined the queen and her husband for a reception at Windsor Castle.

President Kennedy making his 1962 Moonshot speech

President Kennedy Makes His We Choose To Go To The Moon Speech,

President Kennedy making his 1962 Moonshot speech
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Prince William’s passion project awards winners money to help fund their ambitious ideas aimed at tackling the climate crisis. Following the inaugural awards ceremony in London last year, this year’s Earthshot Prize will celebrate five more trailblazing projects, centered on five different Earthshot goals: protect and restore nature; clean our air; revive our oceans; build a waste-free world; and fix our climate.

This post originally appeared on Tatler.

Originally Appeared on Glamour