Kate Middleton and Prince William may travel to the United States for the next Earthshot Prize Awards next year.
Earlier this month, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the king and queen of green when they announced the winners of a £50 million planet-saving prize.
William also stated that the Earthshot Prize ceremony in 2022 will take place in the United States. Although the actual venue of the event has not yet been disclosed, it appears probable that it will take place in New York City or Los Angeles. Regardless of where the ceremony takes place, many people are wondering if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be there, or if they will even meet up with William and Kate Middleton – and a royal expert has weighed in on the possibilities.
While royal biographer Phil Dampier feels William and Kate attending the event across the pond is a “logical step,” he believes a reunion with Meghan and Harry is improbable.
He explained: “I don’t think William and Kate would want to meet up with Harry and Meghan, who could try and steal their thunder on the earth shot project.
“They are very much rivals now, not brothers in arms, and I’m afraid I can’t see a reconciliation soon.
“If Harry dropped his book project and admitted some of his and Meghan’s comments were over the top there might be some progress, but I can’t see it happening.
“William and Kate have always been very popular in the US but have not been there for some time so they will want to boost their profile and next year, during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, would be a golden opportunity.”
“If they stayed with Harry it would turn into a circus and also be a security nightmare, taking attention away from the green cause, so I expect William and Kate to concentrate on their efforts and not meet up with them.”
Of course, royal watchers would love to see this quartet reunited — and on good terms. William and Kate have yet to meet Harry and Meghan’s baby, Lilibet Diana, who was born in June 2021, although it is possible that they may meet before the Earthshot Prize presentation. The royal family might be reunited if Harry and Meghan bring their children to Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in June — but only time will tell how it all plays out.
This year, William co-hosted the show with wife Kate, who shined in a gown previously seen at a Bafta ceremony in 2011.
At the eco-party, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by celebrities such as Liverpool footballer Mo Salah, actress Emma Watson, and musician Ed Sheeran.