Prince William in New York: After splashing around, the royal visits the UN

Prince William in New York
After splashing around, the royal visits the UN

Prince William alongside Secretary General António Guterres.

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Prince William met with UN Secretary-General António Guterres in New York. Before that, he didn’t shy away from going to the East River.

Right at the beginning of his trip to New York, Prince William (41) had a lot to do. The future British king, who began the trip without his wife Princess Kate (41), now met with UN Secretary General António Guterres (74). They discussed together what “efforts are necessary to accelerate the fight against climate change and protect the environment,” quotes Daily Mail. Next Wednesday (September 20th) this year’s climate summit will take place in New York City with numerous heads of state and government.

Prince William and Guterres also spoke about the implementation of the “Sustainable Development Goals”. These are 17 declared goals by the United Nations that came into force in January 2016 and have a term of 15 years. Better financing methods and a more effective implementation of the goals were discussed together. In addition to climate change, the project also deals with the fight against hunger and poverty.

The Royal visits “Oyster Plantation”

Before his visit to the UN headquarters in New York City, Prince William waded up to his waist in the East River – of course not for fun, but once again in the interests of the environment. The Royal got a first-hand look at the “Billion Oyster Project.” The nonprofit organization’s mission is to plant one billion oysters in New York Harbor by 2035.

Prince William is currently in the United States for his Earthshot project. The award ceremony, worth a total of 50 million British pounds (around 58 million euros), honors innovative ideas and inventions to combat climate change. Prince William will unveil this year’s 15 finalists in the US city of Boston, Massachusetts. Later this year he and his wife Princess Kate (41) will award the winners in Singapore.


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