It has been deemed “weird” by prominent royal commentators for Prince Harry and Prince William to do double-deal with various aspects of the Kennedy family during their engagement in the United States over the next few weeks. Newsweek Not only does it “highlight the division of the Kennedy family,” but also among the Windsor family.
Prince William and Kate Middleton head to the states for a royal visit from November 30th to December 2nd. There, he will attend the Earthshot Award Ceremony co-hosted in the City of Boston by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, whose honorary president is the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Caroline Kennedy is the president’s only daughter and is currently the US Ambassador to Australia.
Just four days later, Harry and wife Meghan Markle are shouldering another branch of the Kennedy family as they plan to fly to New York City to receive the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award from the daughter of the late politician. will be lined up. Kelly Kennedy.
The couple were honored for their “willingness to speak out about racial justice and change the narrative.”
In a recent magazine interview, Kelly Kennedy said that Harry and Meghan had entered “the oldest institution in British history” and said, “What did they do wrong? No systemic racism can be done within the institution.” I praised him for saying that he did not.
The comment sparked backlash from royal fans and commentators, adding criticism from her brother, Robert Kennedy Jr., who called the selection of Harry and Meghan as winners “disturbing.”
Meghan spoke for the first time about the racism she faced as a member of the royal family in a 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey. She cited her unwillingness to defend herself against negative press and unnamed members of the royal family making racially insensitive comments regarding her unborn baby’s skin color.
In response, Queen Elizabeth II issued the following statement from Buckingham Palace:
“The whole family is heartbroken to fully realize how difficult the past few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised are concerning, especially those of race. Some memories may differ. But they are taken very seriously and Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be a beloved part of the family.”
It has been called “strange” by royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams that the Sussexes and Wales will attend separate events hosted by the Kennedy family chapter within a week.
“This is strange. For the first time, the Prince and Princess of Wales will attend the launch of the 2022 Earthshot Awards, hosted by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, daughter of iconic former President John F. Kennedy. I see,” he said. Newsweek.
“Within days, the Sussexes were presented with the Ripple of Hope Award by Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy. because it destroyed the
“This highlights the division of the Kennedy family, which is a godsend for the media and does not unnaturally highlight what is considered a conflict.”
The trip marks Prince William and Kate’s first overseas visit as Prince and Princess of Wales, a title given to them after King Charles ascended the throne in September.
The last time the Princess of Wales visited the United States was Princess Diana, who spent 25 years in Washington in the weeks before she died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.
The purpose of the visit is to attend the 2nd Annual Earthshot Awards Ceremony. This is a William-led environmental initiative that awards funding to scale up projects aimed at protecting, maintaining or restoring the Earth’s ecosystems.
The name “Earthshot” is directly inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 “Moonshot” speech, which set the ambitious goal of landing humans on the moon.
The couple’s long absence from the U.S. (8 years) was exacerbated in part by the COVID pandemic, but now that travel has more or less resumed and Charles III’s new reign is established, the couple is likely to visit more. can do. According to Fitzwilliams, often.
“The Prince and Princess of Wales are one of the world’s most popular and attractive royal couples. It would be a good idea for them to visit the United States more often.” You’re doing a remarkable job that represents a wonderful use of the soft power advantages that monarchies provide.”
Alternatively, he spoke of his belief that Harry and Meghan should have declined their award on the grounds that it would cause friction with the rest of the royal family.
“With a Ripple Award they should have declined, a follow-up Netflix documentary series and Harry’s memoir coming out next year, the Sussexes are on an inevitable course of collision with the royal family. What would they benefit from in the meantime? Oprah’s interview, in particular, is a real shame, given its inaccuracies.”
Ripple of Hope Awards night is also the night to find out if Meghan Markle won a People’s Choice Award for her nominated podcast. archetypeThe Sussexes won’t be attending the glamorous Hollywood ceremony, but will be attending a New York City-based Humanitarian Awards event.
The Earthshot Awards ceremony will begin streaming on PBS.org on Monday, December 5 at 2:00 PM ET.
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