When eight-month-old Albane Costa bit Prince William’s finger during a meet-and-greet on Sunday, the prince responded with the cutest reaction!
The Prince shook hands with admirers of the royal family as soon as he landed at Changi Airport in Singapore in preparation for next week’s Earthshot Prize presentation.
While William was having a relaxed conversation with his parents, little Albane not only grabbed hold of the heir apparent’s hand, but also nibbled on his finger.
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William was heard to comment, “Very sweet,” and then, “How’s he sleeping? Does he sleep well? Good “. The royal father of three laughed off the biting incident and stated, “I need my finger, I need my finger back.”
For the Prince, who is traveling without his own family, it was a very endearing moment. Prince George, the eldest son of William and Catherine, is taking exams during the Earthshot Awards, and it’s known that the Princess has remained in the UK to help the young Prince.
Ten-year-old George is enrolled in Lambrook School in Berkshire’s Year 6 and will soon be taking entrance exams for a private school. Even though he probably won’t change schools until he is thirteen, entrance exams are typically taken three years in advance.
In a heartwarming gesture, the people in Singapore waved Union Jack flags and held up pictures of William’s late mother, Princess Diana. “It’s great to be back in Singapore for this year’s Earthshot Prize ceremony, after eleven years,” the 41-year-old stated.
“Singapore’s bold vision to be a leader for environmental innovation sets the standard for others to follow.”
“I am thankful to the Singaporean people for hosting us this week,” he continued. “As we honor the finalists for the Earthshot Prize this year, let us all be inspired by the amazing work being done here.”
Earthshot, Prince William’s brainchild, seeks to address some of the planet’s most pressing environmental problems.
The Earthshot Prize was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’ campaign in the 1960s, which urged millions of people to support the US space program. It was introduced by the Duke and The Royal Foundation in October 2020.
By 2030, at least 50 solutions to the biggest environmental issues facing the planet will have been found thanks to the five £1 million prizes that will be given out annually for the next ten years.
The 41-year-old will reveal the next group of businesses and innovators to receive £1 million in investments for their environmental ideas while he is in Singapore. He will then go to the Earthshot Prize Awards ceremony on Tuesday.
Hannah Waddingham, the actress who won an Emmy, will host the glamorous evening, which promises to be a star-studded affair.
She made the following statement prior to the occasion: “I am overjoyed to be hosting the Earthshot Prize Awards in Singapore this year. The 2023 Prize Finalists’ work serves as a positive reminder of the strength of hope, creativity, and human resourcefulness.”
She continued: “It is an enormous honour to be joining forces with The Prince of Wales for this exciting evening and to play a part in sharing the Finalists’ inspiring stories and solutions with the world.”