Kate Middleton, Prince William Participate In COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference
The Cambridges, Prince William, and Kate Middleton took the train up to Glasgow to participate in COP26. As Queen Elizabeth has recently undergone some health issues, the couple, along with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have gone up in her place.
What sorts of activities did the royal couple do on their first day?
William And Kate Grill Veggie Burgers for Scouting Event
Prince William and Duchess Catherine’s first event was at Alexandra park Sports Hub in Dennistoun. There, the couple met up with some of the members of The Scout Association. This group is very active in their environmental causes, with a campaign called #PromiseToThePlanet. The Duchess is very familiar with the environmental goals of this organization. Kate, along with the Duke of Kent, are the joint presidents of the Scout Association.
However, on this trip, it was Prince William by her side. The two took part in demonstrations and other types of activities that showcased how scouting gives the youth those necessary tools to help to deal with climate change. According to People, some of these demonstrations included some basics in bike maintenance, grilling veggie burgers, and crating wildflower seed “bombs.”
How One Scout Is Making A Difference
William and Kate did more than participate in demonstrations. They also met some of the scouts that are making a difference. They met Lewis Howe, who is a #OneStepGreener Ambassador. The 12-year-old has used his scout training to help make a difference.
For example, he has created a program that challenges all Scottish schools to reduce food waste. Instead of throwing away perfectly good food, the program has schools create meals for those in need. Moreover, the packaging is now environmentally friendly.
Always one to dress for the occasion, Kate wore a scouting scarf and a recycled polyester vest. William festooned a poppy pin, in honor of Remembrance Day, which is November 14.
Kate And William Dress Up For The Evening
On Monday night, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared at the reception for the Sustainable markets Initiative. There, they met with the finalists and the winners of the Earthshot Prize. These programs are meant to show how “innovation and a shift in market structures can lead to a more sustainable lifestyle.”
This was the very first time both organizations came together. Moreover, to also meet members of the royal family.
On Tuesday, the Duke of Cambridge spoke, with the Earthshot Prize Awards finalists and winners in the audience. He urged the leaders participating in the COP26 climate summit to approach this situation “without fear or despair.” Instead, “I’m asking you to Crete the conditions in which they can thrive.”