PRINCE William has blasted billionaire like Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson for indulging in “space tourism” instead of fixing the planet.
Speaking to the BBC ahead of the announcement of his Earthshot prize, the Duke of Cambridge said: “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.”
It comes a day after Star Trek legend William Shatner became the oldest person in space following a successful flight by Blue Origin – owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
When he landed, he said: “Everybody in the world needs to see this”.
But space tourism for the rich and famous has been roundly blasted including by the United Nations for being massively environmentally unfriendly.
William spoke out ahead of his Earthshot Prize which is giving out £50million over next decade for initiatives that save the planet.
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