During his first official visit to the UAE, Britain’s Prince William will meet with young Emiratis and government leaders, as well as learn more about the UAE’s conservation of flora and wildlife.
The Duke of Cambridge is slated to visit Expo 2020 on February 10 to coincide with the UK National Day at the exhibition.
The enormous Expo site will host an unparalleled celebration of the finest of British culture and innovation on National Day.
The purpose of Prince William’s visit is to strengthen the ‘deep and strong’ ties that exist between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.
Though the exact agenda of Prince William’s visit has not been published, he will participate in many ceremonies, including the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay, which will march across the Expo site and pass-through Commonwealth National Pavilions.
Visitors visiting Expo will be able to see the prince as he leads the relay and moves across the grounds.
The Relay, which is customarily conducted before to the Commonwealth Games, delivers a message from the Commonwealth’s Head of Government, the Queen of England.
Prince William, a devoted conservationist, will learn more about programs that offer protected areas for the region’s distinctive flora and animals, and he will meet top environmentalists who are directing these projects.
He will also spotlight two environmental prizes, the Earthshot Prize, and the United for Wildlife project, both of which are aimed at combating the illicit wildlife trafficking.
United for Wildlife, which Prince William founded in 2014, has been working in the region to combat the illicit wildlife trafficking, which poses an existential danger to the world’s most iconic animals. Countries across the globe, including the UAE, are working together to combat this $150 billion criminal industry, and Prince Williams will hear more about how public-private partnerships in the UAE are assisting in this endeavor during his visit.
The visit also allows The Earthshot Prize to be showcased on the global stage at Expo 2020 Dubai. Highlighting some of the great inventors from the inaugural 2021 Earthshot Prize will aid in the acceleration and scaling of their incredible solutions to the planet’s repair. More information will be provided as soon as possible.