Prince William arrives in Singapore for the Earthshot Prize award, the first to be held in Asia

Prince William arrived Sunday in Singapore for the Earthshot Prize awards, the first to be held in Asia,

to support environmental innovators with solutions to battle climate change and save the planet.

Dozens of people waving British flags welcomed him with loud cheers. William, 41, shook hands, signed autographs and sportingly took selfies with many of them during a walkabout.

Upon arrival, he released a statement saying, "It's fantastic to be back in Singapore for this year's Earthshot Prize ceremony, after eleven years."

The ambitious goal of Singapore is to lead the world in environmental innovation, and it sets the bar high for others to meet."

Johanes Mario, a Singaporean who was meeting William at the airport, remarked, "He has this charm." He puts up a serious fight for the environment. I think this is a really worthwhile cause for our generation's future," he continued.

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