Prince William Sends a Surprise Message at Event Honoring the Late Steve Irwin

Prince William, Steve Irwin (inset)

The guests attending the Steve Irwin Gala in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 11 in honor of the late conservationist got a huge surprise when a video message from Prince William opened the event.

While he couldn't attend in person, William shared a special message all about Irwin and his efforts to save the environment, starting by saying, “Tonight is all about conservation and continuing Steve’s global mission to protect life on our planet."

He spoke about Irwin's hope to have "the cleanest water, the freshest air and wildlife in abundance," and "a future for our children," sharing that his own values align with this.

“I’m proud to join you virtually tonight to celebrate their work through Wildlife Warriors. Seeing the global impact of the charity, founded by Steve and Terri in 2002, brings hope for the future," William went on. "Never before has it been so important for every single one of us to make environmentally conscious choices that will ensure the healthy future of our planet.”

In his message, William also spoke about The Earthshot Prize, which he founded in 2020, a program that awards prizes in the form of funds and support to proposals for solutions to the world's environmental problems.

Irwin's son, Robert Irwin, attended the 2023 Earthshot Prize Awards in support of William's endeavor, with the prince thanking the Irwin family for their support in his Steve Irwin Gala video, saying that he is "hugely grateful” to them.

On May 11, Robert and Terri were in Las Vegas for the event, joined by Terri and Irwin's eldest child, Bindi.

William is slowly getting back to his royal duties since the announcement that his wife, Kate Middleton , was undergoing cancer treatment. He recently shared a small update about her, saying that Kate was "doing very well."

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