‘Out of her comfort zone!’ Kate praised for ‘great job’ representing royals on world stage

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KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave a televised speech at The Earthshot Prize award ceremony despite being “out of her element” in taking to the stage.

The Duchess of Cambridge has received praise for presenting an award and giving a short speech during the televised ceremony of her husband’s inaugural The Earthshot Prize. Kate accompanied Prince William to the star-studded event on October 17 and presented the final award to the Republic of Costa Rica, despite the Royal Family’s tendency to avoid taking to the stage “in a Hollywood way”.

Kate was 'out of her element'

Kate was ‘out of her element’ giving a televised speech at The Earthshot Prize ceremony (Image: GETTY)

Speaking on the podcast Royally Obsessed, royal commentator Rachel Bowie said: “I just think that’s definitely something that is really out of her element.

“I mean as much as we know that the royals are celebrities in a lot of ways, they’re not like stepping up to the microphone in a Hollywood way.

“I think you could tell that she was a little bit out of her comfort zone but she did a great job.”

Before presenting the Protect and Restore Nature award, Kate called for action to save the planet and warned of the impact of climate change on the next generation.

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Kate presenting the Protect and Restore Nature award to the Republic of Costa Rica (Image: GETTY)

Speaking directly to a global audience, the Duchess of Cambridge said: “Nature is vital to us all. A thriving natural world regulates our climate, nurtures our physical and mental health and helps feed our families.

“But for too long we’ve neglected our wild spaces and now we’re facing a number of tipping points.

“If we don’t act now, we will permanently destabilise our planet and we will rob our children of the future they deserve. Our Earthshot Prize Finalists show us however that we can, by 2030, see the natural world growing, not shrinking, for the first time in centuries.”

She then awarded the £1million prize to the Republic of Costa Rica, for their efforts in preserving and restoring their local ecosystems.

The award was accepted by the country’s leader, President Carlos Alvarado Quesada, who appeared via video link.

Other presenters throughout the ceremony included actresses Emma Watson and Emma Thompson, whilst Dermot O’Leary and Clara Amfo hosted the event.

In a bid to be as sustainable as possible, guests were asked to wear recycled or old items of clothing.

Kate stepped on the green carpet wearing a lilac Alexander McQueen dress, which she had previously worn in 2011 in Los Angeles whilst attending a BAFTA reception.

Meanwhile, Prince William wore a green velvet jacket with a black jumper, which he was last seen wearing during the 50th anniversary celebration of the charity Centrepoint.

The Earthshot Prize was launched by the Duke of Cambridge and Sir David Attenborough last year, in a bid to create positivity within the climate change debate.

For the next decade, five winners will each receive £1million each to invest in their innovative solutions in tackling the global warming crisis.

Both Prince William and Kate are taking a more active role within the Royal Family, and have increased their public profile since the beginning of the pandemic.

After marrying into the British monarchy in 2011, Kate is now regarded as one of the most popular members of the family.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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