Prince William stokes Harry rivalry with US Earthshot plans, say royal fans

Royal Family fans have mocked Prince William for stoking a "sibling rivalry" with Prince Harry after he announced that his Earthshot Prize awards will take place in the US next year.

William made the announcement at the conclusion of yesterday's ceremony at Alexandra Palace in London.

Throughout the evening five separate prizes of £1 million were awarded to initiatives around the world that are combatting climate change. The awards will happen every year until 2030, reports the Express.

During his speech the Duke of Cambridge said: "Now I hope you can agree London and the UK has put on quite show for our first year, so for the second year we need to pass the baton to a country whose leadership is essential for all five of our Earthshots.

"Where better than the nation that inspired the Moonshot all those years ago.

"I am delighted to announce the Earthshot Prize will be heading to the United States of America in 2022."

Royal fans were quick to compare the announcement to Harry's move to the US.

He and Meghan Markle moved to Montecito, California, last year following their acrimonious departure from the Royal Family.

One Twitter user said of William's speech: "Sibling rivalry.

"Prince Harry: Check out the awesome Invictus Games I created.

"Prince William: Hold my brandy."

"He needs to have a ‘signature’ project like Invictus Games, so he can say look, I’m doing something too," chimed another.

A third simply added: "Knew it."

Yesterday's ceremony saw William and Kate Middleton brush shoulders with a number of A-list stars.

Emma Watson, Dame Emma Thompson, Mo Salah and Sir David Attenborough were among the attendees who packed in to see the likes of Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and KSI perform.

In the spirit of the evening both Kate and William donned recycled outfits. She opted for a lilac Alexander McQueen dress made for her in 2011, whereas he sported a recycled dark green velvet blazer and 20-year-old trousers.

Kate also made a speech in which she warned: "If we don't act now… we will rob our children of the future they deserve."

William too spoke about young people at the event, admitting that older generations and his included "haven't done enough to protect your future".

William’s dad, Prince Charles, took to Twitter to comment on the event.

He said: "I am very proud of my son, William, for his growing commitment to the environment and the bold ambition of the Earthshot Prize.

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

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