Crown princes, they’re just like us. They go for a jog at the local park.
On Tuesday, Prince William appeared onstage at the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit at the Plaza Hotel. He was in conversation with the 2021 prize winner, Vaitea Cowan, who asked, “I heard—is it true? Did you go running in Central Park this morning?”
Prince William acknowledged that, yes, he “decided to join the hordes of New Yorkers doing their morning routine.”
He added, “It was wonderful waking up in New York on a sunny morning, rather than the rain we had yesterday. It was beautiful getting some fresh air this morning. But it’s been wonderful to be back, 2014 was the last time I was here in New York. I’ve been trying to come back for a couple of years, but with COVID and my grandmother passing last year, it hasn’t been easy.”
By “grandmother,” the prince is of course referring to Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September of 2022. In 2014, he and Kate Middleton toured New York for a couple days, seeing a basketball game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and visiting the 9/11 memorial in lower Manhattan. Prince William was in the United States last December, visiting Boston for the 2022 Earthshot Prize Awards. He cofounded the Earthshot Prize in 2020 to award companies and projects that focus on climate solutions.
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