Though both couples will be in the northeastern United States in the next few days, a meetup is unlikely. The Prince and Princess of Wales, 两个都 40, will touch down in Boston Wednesday ahead of 威廉王子‘s second annual 地球奖 Awards Ceremony on Friday. Four days later — on Dec. 6 — the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to attend a gala in New York City to accept an award.
威廉王子 and Princess Kate’s trip to America is their first in eight years. The royals most recently visited NYC 在 2014. Looking ahead to their transatlantic trip, an aide says that highlighting and championing the Earthshot Prize is William and Kate’s main focus, “and we won’t be distracted by other things.”
Both 威廉王子‘s and 哈里王子‘s visits have connections to the Kennedys. 威廉王子‘s environmental Earthshot Prize was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s iconic Moonshot mission, and Boston was selected as the host city for the second annual awards ceremony in connection with its history as Kennedy’s birthplace. The Prince of Wales will visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum with President Kennedy’s daughter Ambassador Caroline Kennedy during the U.S. 旅行.
同时, 哈利, 38, 和梅根, 41, are being honored by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, the non-profit named after President Kennedy’s younger brother and former U.S. attorney general. The Sussexes are set to receive the Robert F. 肯尼迪 Ripple of Hope Award at the New York City gala.
The organization chose the California couple as this year’s Ripple of Hope laureates for their work in racial justice, mental health and other social impact initiatives through their Archewell Foundation. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is also receiving the Ripple of Hope Award for his courageous leadership amid the Russian invasion. Previous Ripple of Hope prizewinners include 博士. 安东尼·福奇, Colin Kaepernick, 南希·佩洛西, 前总统 巴拉克奥巴马 和总统 乔拜登.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected at the annual Ripple of Hope Award Gala in Manhattan next Tuesday. The event is being emceed by 亚历克·鲍德温.
It will be a cross-country trip for Harry and Meghan, who relocated to the U.S. after stepping down from their royal roles in March 2020. The couple bought a home in Montecito, California that summer, where they live with their son Archie Harrison, 3, 和莉莉贝特戴安娜, 1.
威廉王子, 凯特, Prince Harry and Meghan were most recently photographed together at the funerary events for 英国女王伊丽莎白二世 在九月. The couples stepped out together on Sept. 10, walking outside Windsor Castle to greet well-wishers and view the tributes left for the late monarch.
Kensington Palace said at the time that William invited Harry and Meghan to join him and Kate. Another source added that security was not expecting both couples.
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