Prince Charles "very proud" of son William for climate change work

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Prince Charles has praised his son Prince William for his work to combat climate change.

The heir to the throne said: "I am very proud of my son."

This comes after it was revealed Prince William has installed an electric car charger at Kensington Palace.

The royal has also recently been critical of space tourism because he thinks the human race should be solving problems on Earth first.

In a rare and heartfelt public display of support ahead of the award ceremony taking place tonight for William's Earthshot Prize, the Duke of Cornwall spoke about his eldest son's "bold ambition" and his "growing commitment to the environment".

"As a world, we need to come together to inspire, reimagine and build the sustainable future we so desperately need," Charles said.

"Over the coming decade, with future generations in mind, the Earthshot Prize, and its inspirational nominees, will help us find the innovative solutions."

The prize was launched in 2020 in a bid to look for ways to tackle the problems facing the planet.

In a similar move, Prince Charles has set up his own Terra Carta/Sustainable Markets initiative which aims to spend "trillions of dollars" helping businesses convert to more eco-friendly ways of working.

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He said just last week that his 51-year-old Aston Martin had been converted so it can run on surplus wine and whey from cheese.

A source told the Mail on Sunday that Prince William has a charging point installed for his electric car at Kensington Palace, saying that it marks "the first phase of a project to install charging points across the entire Royal estate".

However, a poll for the same newspaper has revealed that two thirds of voters don't plan on purchasing an electric vehicle of their own.

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When asked whether they will buy one before 2030, 71% said they will not.

In a live Q&A session on his Instagram page on Friday, Prince William was asked about his inspiration for the Earthshot prize.

"Ultimately, I want my children's future to be better than what we currently have," he responded.

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The Duke of Cambridge will host the awards ceremony tonight after a filmed introduction from the London Eye.

During the ceremony, he will grant five environmental entrepreneurs £1 million each to help develop their businesses.

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