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Prince William and his wife Kate arrive in the US on Wednesday for their first trip abroad since the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of King Charles III.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, as they are now called, have not visited America since 2014, when they attended events in New York and Washington, DC.
They will visit Boston, primarily to attend an Earthshot environmental award ceremony that the prince founded. The royal couple will also visit the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, where they will meet his daughter Caroline Kennedy.
The media coverage of what is considered a royal trip, rather than a more traditional tour, will be more intense as the heir to the throne, the Californian’s younger brother Prince Harry, and his wife Meghan Markle will be in New York a few days later.
They will be honored for their commitment to social change at the Robert F Kennedy Ripple of Hope Awards, which come ahead of the release of a Netflix documentary and a revealing memoir by the prince. There are apparently no plans for the couples to date.
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There are no plans for the royal couple to meet in the US, the report says
The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are unlikely to meet this week, despite their potential trip to the US east coast, E.T reports, citing a source close to William and Kate.
A little over a month ago, We weeklyreported that the princess was eager for the foursome to reunite in New York City during their December visits, after she and the prince visited Boston, and while Harry and Meghan are there for the Robert F Kennedy Ripple of Hope.
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The restless dogs brothers royal trip to the USA
Prince William and the Princess of Wales will look to focus attention on the Earthshot award for environmental innovators when they make their first visit to the US in eight years this week, a trip that could be pushed back by tensions with Prince Harry and his wife. Meghan, who criticized Britain’s royal family in the American press.
William and his wife, Catherine, will travel to Boston on Wednesday for three days of public engagements before announcing the award winners on Friday.
Read more via Danica Kirka of the Associated Press.
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Where will the Earthshot Awards ceremony take place?
The glamorous awards ceremony, which is held in partnership with the John F Kennedy Foundation, will take place at the MGM Music Hall in Boston.
The Earthshot Award was inspired by the former US president’s 1962 “Moonshot” challenge, which aimed to land a man on the moon within 10 years. This was accomplished by Neil Armstrong and Edin “Buzz” Aldrin in 1969.
Among those performing at the ceremony are Billie Eilish, Annie Lennox, Chloe x Halle and Ellie Goulding. Radio host Clara Amfo is co-hosting the awards for the second consecutive year, alongside actor Daniel Dae Kim.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 29, 2022 6:25 p.m
What is on the royal couple’s agenda?
It might be a short trip, but the royal couple have a lot in store ahead of Friday night’s Earthshot awards ceremony.
William and Kate will be greeted at Boston City Hall by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu before visiting the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.
They will also see the work being done by local organizations to mitigate the risk of sea level rise, a threat facing the coastal city of Boston. The couple are set to spend time learning about some of the “green technologies” being developed in the area when they visit Greentown Labs in Somerville.
In addition to learning about Boston’s climate challenges, William and Kate will spend time meeting with groups working to support vulnerable members of the local community.
One of the organizations they will learn about is Roca, a nonprofit organization that has been working for nearly 35 years to “bring together public systems into a coherent approach” to help high-risk youth.
Kate also has a special visit to make in Boston. She will visit the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University, which is a world leader in research into the lifelong impact of early childhood experiences.
The Princess is Royal Patron of the UK Maternal Mental Health Alliance, as well as Action For Children and several other family and child-focused charities.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 29, 2022 5:55 p.m
Will William and Kate see Harry and Meghan in the US?
William and Kate are not believed to be using this US visit to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but the California couple will also be on the East Coast just days after the prince and princess arrive from Britain. .
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to be in New York to accept the Robert F Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award for their commitment to social change.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 29, 2022 5:43 p.m
America is preparing to welcome William and Kate
Hello and welcome to our continuing coverage of Prince William and Princess Catherine’s royal visit to Boston.
The Prince and Princess of Wales will arrive in Boston on Wednesday ahead of the second annual Earthshot Awards ceremony.
The royal couple will spend three days in the city on a trip that will culminate in a star-studded ceremony that will bring together activists, policy makers and performers to celebrate the 2022 cohort of finalists.
The Earthshot Prize was launched by Prince William in October 2020 to “encourage change and help repair our planet over the next 10 years”.
Focusing on five categories described as “simple but ambitious goals for our planet”, the awards will name each winner from a pool of 15 global finalists who will win £1 million to scale up and support their solutions.
William and Kate’s trip also marks their first visit to the US since 2014, when they visited New York City as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the titles they held before they were given their current ones after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. a.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 29, 2022 5:32 p.m