Prince William and Kate Middleton will travel to Boston for the Earthshot Prize during what will also be a critical time for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
William and Kate will set foot on American soil for the first time since becoming Prince and Princess of Wales, titles they took after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The couple will attend the Earthshot Prize ceremony on December 2 and a series of events in the days leading up to it, after touching down in Boston on Wednesday, November 30.
On Tuesday, Meghan will give a speech on the power of women during a visit to Indianapolis, while on December 6 she will find out if her Archetypes podcast will win an audience award.
On the same day, Harry and Meghan will also be named recipients of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award.
Speech on the power of women by Meghan Markle
Meghan will travel to Indianapolis on Tuesday, November 29 to give a private talk to guests at Power of Women, an event hosted by the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana.
Tickets are $5,000 for a table, which the website says is tax-deductible up to $2,500 and comes with $2,500 of food and drink.
Guests have been banned from taking photos or videos, although it’s not impossible fans could catch a glimpse of Meghan’s speech as there is video online of past events, including Michelle Obama’s from 2018 .
Either way, Meghan’s supporters are hoping for new photos of the Duchess as she arrives and leaves.
The fund’s event list reads: “The Duchess is a mother, a feminist and a champion of human rights. She is a lifelong advocate for women and girls, a constant thread she weaves through humanitarian and commercial enterprises.”
Boston visit by Prince William and Kate Middleton
William and Kate will spend three days in Boston, starting with a visit to meet Michelle Wu, the city’s mayor.
A press release from Kensington Palace states: “During their trip, which will take place between Wednesday November 30 and Friday December 2, Their Royal Highnesses will get to know the city of Boston, including learning how it takes measures ambitions to combat the effects of climate change, ahead of the Earthshot award ceremony on Friday evening.
“Their visit will see them attend a special event with Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, as well as a visit by the Prince to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.”
There will also be a solo engagement for Kate who will visit the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.
The Princess works on the ground through the Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood, which seeks to raise the status of early childhood.
However, the main event will be the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony, at MGM Music Hall, Boston on December 2.
Each year, the prize awards grants of £1 million (approximately $1.2 million) to each of the five winners to fund projects aimed at saving the environment.
In 2021, the event had a green carpet instead of a red carpet, in keeping with the climate-conscious theme, and guests were asked to be environmentally conscious, leading to a series of re-dresses. worn or recycled.
Meghan and Harry receive the RFK Ripple of Hope Award
The Duke and Duchess will hit the red carpet days after Earthshot, after receiving the Ripple of Hope award from Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.
Harry and Meghan will travel to New York in person to be honored with the winner, but the evening begins with a cocktail reception at 5.30pm followed by dinner at 7pm on December 6.
Meghan Markle’s ‘Archetypes’ podcast nominated for award
However, there could be more big news for the Duchess on the same evening, as her Spotify podcast was nominated for a People’s Choice Award, closer to home in Santa Monica.
Archetypes is vying to be named “Pop Podcast of 2022” at Barker Hangar on December 6 and the star-studded show will air live on E ! and NBC.
Although the event is less than 90 miles down the road for Harry and Meghan, there is no guarantee they will win.
Among the competition is the Expert Armchair With Dax Sheparda show to which Prince Harry was invited in May 2021.