Prince William’s Earthshot Trip and Catherine’s Support for Prince George
Prince William recently embarked on his Earthshot trip to Singapore to present his environmental prize, but his wife, Catherine, the Princess of Wales, remained at home in Windsor.
The reason for her absence? She is playing a crucial role in helping their eldest son, Prince George, as he faces his first set of major exams.
Apology for Catherine’s Absence
While in Singapore for an United for Wildlife summit, Prince William expressed his delight at being back in the country, reminiscing about his last visit, 11 years ago.
He revealed that Catherine couldn’t join him on this trip and apologized for her absence. She is fully occupied with supporting Prince George during his upcoming exams.
Catherine’s Assistance with Exam Prep
Catherine’s dedication to Prince George’s education is evident as she assists her 10-year-old son in revising for his entrance exams.
Last month, the Princess of Wales spoke to students at the Fitzalan High School in Cardiff, where she shared her experience in helping George prepare for exams.
George’s Entrance Exams
Prince George, who is currently in Year 6 at the Lambrook School in Berkshire, is gearing up for entrance exams to a secondary school this year.
Catherine mentioned that George has expressed the feeling of being constantly tested, especially as he progresses academically.
Prince William and Catherine’s Choice of School
Prince George, along with his siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, attends a co-educational private school near Ascot in Berkshire.
Their choice offers a spacious outdoor environment with 52 acres of grounds. The annual fees exceed £50,000, and the school provides a combination of weekly boarding and flexi boarding options.
A Glimpse into the Future: Eton for Prince George?
Reports have suggested that Prince William and Catherine have considered Eton College for Prince George, which could indicate the young royal’s potential path in the coming years.
Eton is where Prince William and other members of the British Royal Family have received their education.
Prince George’s Interest in Triathlon
In addition to his academic pursuits, Prince George is showing interest in sports. He is reportedly training for a triathlon at school, which involves cycling, running, and swimming. During an MBE ceremony at Windsor Castle, Prince William shared details about George’s enthusiasm for the sport.
International Environmental Commitment
Prince William’s visit to Singapore is in connection with the Earthshot Prize ceremony, which aims to recognize innovative solutions for environmental challenges.
The award offers £1 million to five category winners to scale up their environmental ideas. Prince William emphasized the importance of addressing global environmental issues and the need to protect the natural world.
United for Wildlife and the Fight Against Illegal Wildlife Trade
United for Wildlife, an organization founded by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in 2014, focuses on combating illegal wildlife trade.
Prince William highlighted the alarming statistics related to wildlife poaching and the interconnectedness of the illegal wildlife trade with organized crime and human crises.
International Cooperation Against Wildlife Crime
As part of the summit, Prince William announced a world-first international statement of principles to combat the financial activity sustaining the illegal wildlife trade.
Several countries, including the UK, the US, Canada, and Singapore, have signed this commitment to prevent, detect, and deter money laundering related to the illegal wildlife trade.
Renewed Determination to Defeat Wildlife Crime
Prince William called for collective determination to combat the criminal networks responsible for the illegal wildlife trade.
He emphasized the potential for success in this battle and the need for innovative and resourceful approaches to achieve the mission.
Continuing the Earthshot Mission
Prince William’s visit to Singapore is aligned with the Earthshot Prize’s mission to turn pessimism about environmental issues into optimism by celebrating those driving change.
The awards, from 2021 to 2030, honor individuals and initiatives making significant strides in addressing environmental challenges, with each recipient receiving £1 million to support their work.
Prince William’s commitment to environmental causes and the ongoing support for Prince George’s education demonstrate the multifaceted role he and Catherine play within the royal family.