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There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Prince William and Kate Middleton’s upcoming trip to the United States. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel to Boston this December for the 2022 Earthshot Prize, and longtime royal fans — even a few prominent American figures — are pretty excited. But William and Kate’s journey across the pond might have implications for the future, including how the two plan to amass an even greater global presence.
According to a source who spoke with Omid Scobie, Kate and William’s plans for the future of the monarchy might include fostering a stronger relationship with the U.S. and beyond. “William is keen for his work to be seen and have an impact outside of the U.K. and the royal bubble,” a source shared with Scobie for a recent Yahoo story. “The charitable landscape in America is huge and he wants to have a presence,” the source further explained.
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Scobie also mused that “Recon [reconnaissance]…has also been scheduled for a number of royal engagements and activities for the couple in Boston and beyond. Perhaps even a trip to Washington D.C.” It really is no wonder that William and Kate are making the trip across the Atlantic this winter. After all, America’s fascination with the royal family has hardly wavered in the last few decades. And now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are U.S. residents, it feels like intrigue has reached a whole new level.
For the last few years, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have tasked themselves with the responsibility of ushering in a new, modern era for the monarchy. Perhaps their forthcoming trip to America is just another step in their goal to maintain public interest and bolster their reputation as they head into the future.
Even as casual British royal family observers, there’s still so much we don’t know about what happens in the House of Windsor. 2022 is poised to be a memorable year for the royal family. But with historic highs come lows and pitfalls. Royal biographer Tina Brown takes readers from the troubling years following Princess Diana’s death, to the rift between Princes William and Harry, the scandals of Prince Andrew, and Queen Elizabeth’s steady resolve through it all in The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor — the Truth and the Turmoil. Brown’s book features new, intimate details about the royal family, and contemplates how the House of Windsor moves into a new era.
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