Prince William appears to have blushed after a royal fan described him as “so handsome” when he arrived in Singapore earlier today.
The heir to the British throne, who is visiting the island to attend the third annual Earthshot Awards ceremony, was greeted by hundreds of fans as he exited Jewel Changi Airport.
William, 41, received a rock star welcome from members of the public, with royal fans waving Union Jack flags and holding up homemade banners – but one person in particular made the royal smile after describing him as “so handsome”.
While walking around, the father-of-three was shaking hands with those waiting when a man made a remark about William’s “handsome” appearance.
William gave a humble response while chuckling to himself and seemed to blush as he continued to shake hands with the waiting people.
William looked elegant in a crisp black suit, which he paired with a navy tie for his look today.
With Armistice Day coming up on November 11, William honored those who fought during both world wars by pinning a Remembrance Day poppy to his jacket.
The Prince of Wales spoke to children and took selfies with those eagerly queuing at the airport, as he walked with Siem An, the country’s foreign minister.
The eco-Prince was highly praised by one of the finalists for the prestigious award, who said William was the planet’s “biggest cheerleader”.
During his four-day trip around the Asian island nation, he will announce the next batch of companies and inventors to receive £1 million in prestigious awards, as well as speaking to previous winners.
Unlike previous years when William and Kate attended celebrations in Boston and London side by side, this year the Princess of Wales will stay at home with her children, helping George study for important exams.
The ten-year-old prince, who is in sixth form at Lambrook Preparatory School in Berkshire, is likely to sit entrance exams at his future private school, where he will be tested in mathematics, English and verbal reasoning.
Upon arrival at the airport, he was shown Al Jawhara, a natural themed complex inside the terminal.
To officially celebrate Earthshot’s arrival in Singapore, the 40-metre rain whirlpool at Jewel, the world’s largest indoor waterfall, will be turned on and illuminated in green.
Opened in 2019, Jewel is a landscaped entertainment and retail complex surrounded by and linked to one of Changi Airport’s passenger terminals.
Upon his arrival in Singapore, William took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share his excitement about returning to the island.
He wrote: “Hello Singapore. Great to be back in Singapore for this year’s Earthshot Awards, eleven years later. Singapore’s bold vision to be a leader in eco-innovation sets the standard for others to follow.”
I am grateful to the people of Singapore for hosting us this week. Let us all be inspired by the great work being done here as we celebrate this year’s Earthshot Award finalists.
When William arrived on the continent, Earthshot winner Gunnlaugur Erlendsson, founder and CEO of UK-based ENSO, praised the king for “following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather” to fix the planet.
The awards will see five category winners receive £1 million each to scale up their environmental ideas.
William will be heavily involved in Earthshot Week, a series of events that brings companies and investors together with past winners and current finalists to accelerate their solutions.
The Earthshot Awards Gala on November 7 will be hosted by Emmy Award-winning actor and producer Sterling K. Brown and actress Hannah Waddingham.
Bebe Rexha will perform, award-winning director and producer Donnie Yen will announce one of the five winners, and Earthshot Prize Council member Sir David Attenborough will appear during the broadcast.
The awards, which aim to recognize solutions to ‘fix’ the planet, will see five category winners awarded £1 million each to scale up their environmental ideas.
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