Prince William was seemingly left blushing after a royal fan branded him ‘so handsome’ when he arrived in Singapore earlier today.
The heir to the British throne, who is visiting the island for the third annual Earthshot Prize, was greeted by hundreds of adoring fans as he stepped out at the Jewel Changi Airport.
William, 41, received a rock star welcome from members of the public, with royal fans waving Union Jack flags and holding up homemade signs – but one person in particular made the royal smile after he called him ‘so handsome’.
During his walkabout, the father-of-three was shaking hands with those waiting when a man made a remark about William’s ‘handsome’ looks.
William gave a modest response as he chuckled to himself and appeared to blush as he continued to shake hands with those waiting.
William looked dapper in a crisp black suit, which he paired with a navy tie for his appearance today.
Since Armistice Day is coming up on the November 11, William honoured those that fought during the World Wars by pinning a Remembrance Day poppy to his suit blazer.
The Prince of Wales chatted with children and took selfies with those eagerly lining the airport, as he walked through with Sim Ann, the country’s foreign affairs minister.
The eco-royal was given high praise by one finalist for the prestigious award who said William was ‘the bigger cheerleader for the planet’.
During his four-day trip around the Asian island, he will announce the next batch of companies and inventors to be handed £1million at the prestigious awards, as well as speak with previous winners.
Unlike in previous years when William and Kate attended ceremonies in Boston and London hand in hand, this year the Princess of Wales will stay at home with her children, helping George study for important exams.
The ten-year-old Prince, who is in Year 6 at Lambrook prep school in Berkshire, will likely be sitting entrance exams to his future private school, being tested in mathematics, English and verbal reasoning.
Upon his arrival to the airport he was shown the Jewel, a nature-themed complex within the terminal.
To officially mark the arrival of Earthshot in Singapore, Jewel’s 40 metre rain vortex, the world’s largest indoor waterfall, will be switched on and illuminated green.
Opened in 2019, Jewel is a nature-themed entertainment and retail complex surrounded by and linked to one of the passenger terminals of Changi Airport.
Arriving in Singapore, William took to X, formerly known as Twitter, sharing his excitement to be back on the island.
He wrote: ‘Hello Singapore. It’s fantastic to be back in Singapore for this year’s Earthshot Prize ceremony, after eleven years. Singapore’s bold vision to be a leader for environmental innovation sets the standard for others to follow.
‘I am grateful to the Singaporean people for hosting us this week. Let us all take inspiration from the fantastic work being done here as we celebrate this year’s Earthshot Prize finalists.’
As William arrived on the continent, Earthshot winner Gunnlaugur Erlendsson, who is the founder and chief executive of UK-based ENSO, praised the royal for ‘following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather’ to repair the planet.
The awards will see five category winners presented with £1 million each to scale up their environmental ideas.
William will be heavily involved in Earthshot Week, a series of events bringing together businesses and investors with past winners and current finalists to accelerate their solutions.
The Earthshot Prize ceremony on November 7 will be hosted by Emmy Award winning actor and producer Sterling K Brown and actress Hannah Waddingham.
Bebe Rexha will perform, award-winning director and producer Donnie Yen will announce one of the five winners and Earthshot Prize Council member Sir David Attenborough will make a video appearance during the broadcast.
The awards, which are aimed at recognising solutions to “repair” the planet, will see five category winners presented with £1million each to scale up their environmental ideas.