Kate and Prince William will be looking to focus attention on their Earthshot Prize for environmental innovators when they make their first visit to the US in eight years this week, a trip likely to be dogged by tensions with Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, who have criticised the Royal Family in the American media. Royal expert Nick Bullen has claimed Kater and William will use the trip to remind Americans who the “real royals” are.
Speaking to Us Weekly’s Royally Us, Mr Bullen said: “I think the Waleses realise that they have to put a marker down again in America.
“Harry and Meghan have captured the American imagination and this is an opportunity for the Wales’ to say, ‘we’re here, we’re the real royals. We’re going to be the next King and Queen, focus on us.’
“It will be very big around them.
“I think you will almost certainly see Harry and Meghan trying to wave their flag when they come in.”
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It comes as William has been urged to call out Harry and Meghan over “royal racist” claims on TV by a royal expert.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will receive an award for standing up to “structural racism” in the Royal Family just days after the US tour.
Royal expert Robert Jobson has urged William to call out his brother in a TV interview and ask him to prove it.
Mr Jobson told TalkTV: “If I were them, it’s controversial but I would go on to one of the main networks.
Meghan and Harry won the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award for challenging the Royal Family’s “power structure”.
The royal couple will attend an awards ceremony in New York on December 6 with tickets priced up to £840,000 for guests who want to sit at the main table with the royals.
But royal author Angela Levin warned the pair are “getting too big for their ambitions”.
TalkTV presenter Mike Graham said: “If you wish to go and sit with them at the Ripple of Hope gala in New York on December 6, it will only cost $1 million.”