All the details of Kate and William’s US trip as Harry and Meghan dealt popularity blow


The Prince and Princess of Wales are set to attend a series of engagements in their first trip to the US since 2014.

During their stay in Boston, the couple will attend a number of engagements of environmental interest.

It has been announced that they will get to know the city and the actions taken by local organisations to combat the effects of climate change.

Their visit will see them attend a special event with the Mayor of Boston, Michelle Wu, as well as a visit by the Prince to the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.

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Kate and William will travel to the US for the first time since 2014 (Image: Getty)

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Prince William will visit the US after making a trip to Cornwall. (Image: Getty)

Earthshot Awards Ceremony presenter line up in full

The second annual Earthshot Awards Ceremony will take place in Boston on December 2 and features 14 high-profile stars.

Alongside Kate, Princess of Wales and Prince William those in attendence include:

  • Clara Amfo (Presenting)
  • Daniel Dae Kim (Presenting)
  • Rami Malek (Presenting prize)
  • Catherine O’Hara (Presenting prize)
  • Shailene Woodley (Presenting prize)
  • Sir David Attenborough (Video message)
  • Cate Blanchett (Video message)
  • Billie Eilish (Performing)
  • Annie Lennox  (Performing)
  • Chloe x Halle Bailey (Performing)
  • Ellie Goulding (Performing)

Their Royal Highnesses will also spend time learning about some of the innovative green technologies that have been incubated in the area during a visit to Greentown Labs in Somerville.

The Prince and Princess will later take time to meet with those working to support vulnerable members of the local community.

They are set to hear about the efforts of Roca, a non-profit organisation working for nearly 35 years to bring public systems together in a cohesive approach to save and change the trajectory of the lives of high-risk young people.

Finally, Kate will visit the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, which researches into the lifelong impact of experiences in early childhood.

An announcement from Kensington Palace read: “The Prince and Princess are looking forward to spending time in Boston, and to learning more about the issues that are affecting local people, as well as to celebrating the incredible climate solutions that will be spotlighted through The Earthshot Prize.”

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Kate Middleton during a recent state visit by South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa. (Image: Getty)

How to watch the Earthshot Awards Ceremony

The Earthshot prize offers £1 million ($1.2 million) in prize money to the winners of five separate categories: nature protection, clean air, ocean revival, waste elimination and climate change. The winners and all 15 finalists also receive help in expanding their projects to meet global demand.

With performances from Billie Eilish, Annie Lennox, Ellie Goulding and more, viewers across the globe can tune in to watch the event.

In the UK, you can watch the Awards on BBC One at 5.30pm on Sunday, December 4.

In the USA, you can watch the Awards online at and on the PBS app from 2pm ET and on the PBS YouTube channel from 8pm ET.

A view of Boston from Fenway Park.

A view of Boston from Fenway Park. (Image: Getty)

William and Kate’s visit to the United States comes after two separate surveys conducted by YouGov suggested that the couple were more popular than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Prince of Wales registered a favourable rating of 64 percent among Americans, while he is viewed positively by 81 percent of Brits.

Kate was only narrowly behind with both groups, at 58 percent and 75 percent respectively.

However, according to YouGov, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s popularity appears to be stronger in the United States than in the United Kingdom.

Prince Harry registered a 52 percent favourable rating with Americans but his positivity figure stood at 39 percent with Brits.

Prince Harry registered a 52 percent favourable rating with Americans.

Prince Harry registered a 52 percent favourable rating with Americans. (Image: Getty)

Meghan’s rating was slightly lower at 28 percent in the UK and 43 percent in the US. (Image: Getty)

Meghan’s rating was slightly lower at 28 percent in the UK and 43 percent in the US.

William and Kate’s visit to the United States also comes just before a major publicity blitz for Harry and Meghan.

The Sussex’s Netflix documentary series is released within a fortnight and the Duke’s “intimate and heartfelt” memoir, Spare, will be published on January 10.

According to the Telegraph, royal sources have insisted that the Prince and Princess of Wales “won’t be distracted” by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their US visit.

A foreign office source also told the broadsheet that the visit had not been planned with the Montecito-based couple in mind.


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