NEW YORK -- Britain's Prince William made his first trip to New York City in nearly a decade this week.
Tuesday, he talked to first responders at Ten House fire station near the World Trade Center site about the importance of mental health care, a cause he is passionate about supporting.
Later in the day, he announced the 15 finalists of the Earthshot Prize, which he founded in 2020. It's a global search for solutions that will repair and protect the environment.
"We've got to hang on to optimism and hope because it is the biggest driver of change. It is the biggest driver of innovation," Prince William said.
Monday, the royal met with the United Nation's secretary general to discuss climate change.
He also harvested oysters in the waters of New York Harbor with school kids and volunteers with the Billion Oyster Project, which works to revitalize the state's waterways.
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