Kate Middleton stunned today in a gorgeous custom Alexander McQueen dress as she joined Prince William at Alexandra Palace in London on the green carpet for the first ever Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, walked side by side as they headed into the ceremony of the most ambitious environmental prize in history.
Kate, who often rewears custom clothing, first sported the dress – estimated to be worth £4290 – at the Baftas in 2011.
Known for her effortless style and poised looks, the royal wore her hair in her signature bouncy blow-dry while a light curl while sport a glamourous make-up look
Her Royal Highness added a defined highlighter and bold red cheek and change from her usual natural look.
Meanwhile William, who created the Earthshot Prize with the Royal Foundation, looked dapper as he moved away from the classic black tuxedo instead opting for a black polo neck and and green velvet jacket.
Meanwhile, Emma Watson led the glamourous A-listers in a backless white tulle dress as she joined Liverpool player Mo Salah and Emma Thompson on the green carpet ahead of Prince William‘s inaugural Earthshot prize award ceremony.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, are set to host the awards this afternoon – the first ceremony of the most ambitious environmental prize in history.
Emma, 31, was sure to turn heads in the white asymmetric number with frill detail. She kept her ‘bronde’ bob slicked back to the side and showed off a dangling gold earring.
Highlighting her natural beauty, the Harry Potter star opted for a natural with a light make-up look and smoky eye.
Elsewhere, fellow actress Emma Thompson, 62, sported a navy suit for the green carpet. The British actress showed off her effortless style in the double breasted jacket.
Keeping her white blonde hair in a stylish chop, the national treasure beamed walking into the event.
She paired her blue suit with a glamorous make-up look, with a light layer of foundation and statement pink lip.
Footballer Dani Alves and his supermodel wife Joana Sanz were also in attendance.
The pair stunned on the green carpet with Joana, 28, commanding attention in a floor-length pink number while Brazilian right back Dani, 38, showed off his stylish flair in a black sequin jacket and sparkling trainers.
Meanwhile, Mo Salah, 29, looked suave in a dapper black tuxedo and Olympic rower Sir Matthew Clive Pinsent, 51, was joined by is glamorous wife Demetra.
Demetra is the CEO of cosmetic giant Charlotte Tilbury and is said to have helped Kate Middleton overhaul her image following the birth of Princess Charlotte.
What is the Earthshot prize?
Every year from 2021 until the end of the decade, winners of the five Earthshots – protect and restore nature; clean our air; revive our oceans; build a waste-free world; and fix our climate – will each receive £1 million to be used for their ideas.
Fifteen finalists were announced earlier this month, including a teenager from India who has designed a solar-powered ironing cart and the nation of Costa Rica, which has pioneered a project paying local citizens to restore natural ecosystems.
This year’s winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London next month.
Also in attendance was Nigerian Afropop star Yemi Alade, 32, who turned heads in a dramatic red mini playsuit with a statement skirt cape and UK TV royalty Dermot O’Leary, who was joined by Clara Amfo on the carpet.
Dermot sported a black tuexedo while Clara wore a white suit with patchwork detail.
Meanwhile, former Tory leader Lord William Hague, 60, was joined by his wife Ffion, while fellow politician Simon Case was also in attendance while London Mayor Sadiq Khan was dressed to impress in a suave tuxedo while his wife Saadiya Khan looked glamorous in a black and silver ensemble.
Tonight is the first ceremony in Duke of Cambridge’s decade-long global environmental competition with a set of A-list judges set to join the show which will see winners handed £1million for an idea to protect the planet.
Sir David Attenborough, who has supported the project from the beginning, is a member of the Earthshot Prize council, which will choose the winners.
Judges include actress David Attenborough, Cate Blanchett, singer Shakira and Queen Rania of Jordan.
William and David Attenborough will also present a new BBC show about the environment featuring pioneers who have been recognised for finding innovative solutions to the most pressing climate issues.
An exciting and star-studded group of internationally recognised performers, presenters and Earthshot Prize guests will be joining William and Kate.
These global stars will arrived via a green carpet, before taking their seats in Alexandra Palace’s stunning East Court Theatre for the ceremony, which will be broadcast this evening at 8pm on BBC1.
The event will be a celebration of the natural world, focussed on turning the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism by celebrating the people and places driving change – the first-ever Earthshot Prize Finalists and Winners.
The stars of the show will be the five inaugural winners of The Earthshot Prize who will be announced during the ceremony, which will celebrate the ingenuity of all 15 Earthshot Prize Finalists and their extraordinary work to tackle the challenges posed by climate change and the threats to our oceans, air, and land.
Launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in October 2020, The Earthshot Prize has been inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’ programme in the 1960’s, which united millions of people around the goal of reaching the moon.
The Earthshot Prize aims to incentivise change and inspire collective action around our unique ability to innovate, problem solve and ultimately repair our planet over the next ten years.
The Earthshot Prize is based on five ‘Earthshot’ goals: Protect and restore nature; Fix our climate; Clean our air; Revive our oceans; Build a waste free world. Five £1 million prizes will be awarded each year for the next 10 years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems by 2030.
The 15 Earthshot Prize finalists
Protect and restore nature finalists
Clean our air finalists
Revive our oceans finalists
Build a waste free world finalists
Fix our climate finalists
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