Prince William sends message to Earthshot Prize finalists
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Americans will go “absolutely crazy” for Kate and Prince William when they visit next week, a US-based royal commentator has said. Kinsey Schofield’s comments come after reports the Prince and Princess of Wales are looking to boost the Royal Family’s stateside image following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah Winfrey interview.
But Ms Schofield, who plans to travel to Boston for the Earthshot Awards on December 2, insisted any claims William and Kate’s popularity has been tarnished across the pond are “nonsense”.
The royal commentator, who runs the ToDiForDaily website, told Express.co.uk: “American royal watchers are absolutely crazy about the Prince and Princess of Wales.
“I would first point out that people are much more sceptical of Harry and Meghan’s claims after listening to years of grievances from the pair.
“Meghan has complained about her time in the Royal Family longer than she was even a working royal.
“I know of a handful of people, including myself, that are making their way to Boston to celebrate William and Catherine being stateside.
“This is an incredible opportunity to spotlight Earthshot and raise awareness for a cause that Prince William is so passionate about.
“Americans and American media love Prince William and his princess, Catherine.
“We grew up with them. Were invested in their relationship, thrilled about their marriage, and ecstatic about their babies.
“That is not the kind of adoration that dissolves over a tacky tell-all interview.”
It comes as William is taking his environmental prize to the US for the 2022 awards ceremony.
Harry and Meghan have been living in California after quitting royal duties in 2020.
The Sussexes, who have faced ongoing tensions with the Royal Family, made a series of explosive claims in their Oprah interview last year.
And in August, Meghan told US magazine The Cut that “just by existing, we were upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy”.
The couple also have a reality show due to be released on Netflix next month and Harry’s tell-all memoir Spare published in January, with the monarchy likely to be bracing for further revelations.
The Sunday Times reported that those in royal circles see the trip as an opportunity for the Waleses to sprinkle stardust.
Royal sources told the newspaper the couple “won’t be distracted by what others are doing or other activities that are coming up”.
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