Royal fans burst out with new Prince William video

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  • But can you guess what?

    Last week, The Duke of Cambridge announced the 15 finalists for this year’s Earthshot Prize.

    If you’ve never heard of the award, it’s a new initiative by the Prince and his team to encourage people to come up with practical and innovative solutions to the current climate crisis.

    Sharing a clip on social media to congratulate the shortlist and to promote the final awards ceremony on October 17, William can be seen using a typewriter.

    In the 15-second video clip, he types with his two index fingers, and fans quickly jumped at the chance to endearingly tease the future king.

    One fan commented on Instagram: “I love that you type with just your index fingers…”, while another added: “So cute to see him typing with one finger….so recognizable to our generation. ”

    Another social media user added: “Haha, I love to type with two fingers! Like everyone does from the looks of the comments lol.”

    Others were quick to defend him, saying that most people fall back on using two fingers when typing on an archaic device like a typewriter.

    This comes the same week as there’s a new addition to the royal family – yes, Princess Beatrice has given birth – and her thought Meghan has been told to ‘go and respect the Queen’.

    While the prince’s typing skills leave much to the imagination, his climate action doesn’t. He launched the Earthshot Prize last fall and describes it as “the most ambitious and prestigious” [award] one of a kind – designed to drive change and help restore our planet over the next ten years.”

    Centered around five core goals, it promises to help the global climate change crisis and encourage people to come up with real climate solutions.

    Five individual prizes of £1 million will be awarded each year for the next ten years, which, as they put it, will ‘provide at least 50 solutions to the world’s biggest environmental problems’ by 2030.

    Of the award, Prince William said: “Earth is at a tipping point and we face a stark choice: either we continue as we are and damage our planet beyond repair, or we remember our unique strength as human beings and our continued ability to lead, innovate and solve problems. People can achieve great things. The next decade presents us with one of our biggest tests: a decade of action to fix the Earth.”

    The post in question was to announce the “first cohort” of Earthshot award finalists – a shortlist of “inspiring group of leaders, activists, innovators, a forward-thinking city and an entire country.”

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