The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the first Earthshot Prize awards ceremony at Alexandra Palace in London on October 17, 2021.

One year ago, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and grandson of Queen Elizabeth, launched the Earthshot Prize. This prestigious global competition seeks innovative ways to combat climate change and promote conservation.

“The plan is to really galvanize and bring together the best minds, the best possible solutions, to fixing and tackling some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges,” Prince William said at the launch.