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Prince William interrupts family Easter break with special announcement

William and Kate are enjoying some time off with their children

Prince William interrupts family Easter break with special announcement© Samir Hussein
Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
April 4, 2023
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Prince William and Princess Kate are currently taking a break from royal duties as they spend the Easter holidays with their children.

Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, recently broke up from Lambrook school and their proud parents are making the most of some family time together. You can see the siblings' very sweet bond in the video below...

Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte reveal their special bond

But Prince William interrupted their Easter break on Tuesday morning as he celebrated an important announcement.

It has been confirmed that Jacinda Ardern, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, has joined the Board of Trustees for William's Earthshot Prize. 

The Prince, 40, took to Instagram to share the news.

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Alongside a headshot of Jacinda, he wrote: "It is an honour to welcome Jacinda Ardern to the @earthshotprize team. Her lifelong commitment to supporting sustainable and environmental solutions, along with her experience as Prime Minister of New Zealand, will bring a rich infusion of new thinking to our mission. W."

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In a statement, he added: "Four years ago, before The Earthshot Prize even had a name, Jacinda was one of the first people I spoke to, and her encouragement and advice was crucial to the Prize's early success.  I am hugely grateful to her for joining us as she takes the next steps in her career."

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Prince William shared his delight at Jacinda's appointment

Jacinda, meanwhile, said of her appointment: "I am humbled and excited to be working with the Earthshot team.  Since its inception, I've believed Earthshot's power to encourage and spread not only the innovation we desperately need, but also optimism.  Solutions are within our reach if we invest, support and accelerate them globally."

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In September 2022, Jacinda attended The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit in New York where she spoke on behalf of Prince William, who had remained in the UK following the passing of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth. 

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Jacinda Ardern and Prince William together

She offered powerful remarks on the critical need for innovation to positively alter the course of our environmental trajectory and called on political leaders and the private sector to support and invest in solutions. 

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