PRINCE William blasted billionaire "space tourism" on the day Star Trek's William Shatner became the oldest man to be sent into orbit.
The Duke of Cambridge spoke out against the likes of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk and Richard Branson ahead of his Earthshot Prize this Sunday handing out millions to save the planet.
It comes as 90-year-old Captain Kirk star Shatner was sent into space in Amazon billionaire Bezos's Blue Origin New Shepard rocket.
Speaking to a BBC Newscast about the new space race, William 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."
Shatner become the oldest person in space and was greeted when he touched back down on earth by the internet shopping tycoon.
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.
Prince William slams Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk after William Shatner ‘space tourism’ saying ‘fix the planet first’
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