This Wednesday, September 21, Prince William was expected in New York to give a speech at the Earthshot Prize summit. For obvious reasons, the latter remained on British soil, but he still honored his role with a video pre-recorded and broadcast during the event.
It is with great sadness that the world learned, on September 8, of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The monarch, who died at the age of 96, had celebrated her 70-year reign a few months earlier; a historical longevity that justified its important place in the hearts of the British. This Monday, under the gaze of billions of moved (television) viewers, the funeral of the late sovereign took place, who now rests in peace with her husband, her parents and her sister, in the chapel of St George. If the ceremony was the scene of a real parade of heads of state and crowned heads, it was also an opportunity to see the royal family of England in full. Indeed, children, grandchildren, and sometimes even great-grandchildren of the queen were gathered this Monday to pay him a last tribute. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who we know are cold with the rest of the Crown, had made the trip from the United States to bid farewell to Archie and Lilibet’s great-grandmother. The opportunity to see Diana’s youngest son alongside his older brother, William, and their father, Charles, the new king of England.
Kate and William receive new titles
The latter is not the only one to occupy new functions, since Kate and William, for example, have just recovered the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales. A distinction that was previously reserved for Charles and the late Diana. Ready to take on his new role, William was already very invested, this Saturday, when he signed registers in the company of the queen consort Camilla, while his father was officially proclaimed king. Due to this recent series of events, the prince was unable to travel to New York, where he was expected on Wednesday to deliver a speech as part of the launch of the Earthshot Prize summit, which rewards pioneers in environmental protection. . Despite his absence, William honored his role by recording a speech that was broadcast during the event. “Despite the sad circumstances that prevent me from being with you today, I wanted to record this message to all of you gathered in New York for the Earthshot Prize Summit for Innovation“, he launched, with a heavy heart, before adding: “Protecting the environment was also a cause dear to my grandmother’s heart. and I’m sure she would have been thrilled to hear about this event and to see so much enthusiasm around the project.”
Kate and William expected in the United States in December
The Prince of Wales has all the same specified that he will indeed be in Boston, in the company of his wife, for the second annual presentation of the Earthshot Prize expected in December 2022. The visit will also mark the couple’s first official trip to US soil since 2014.the year in which they had traveled to New York and Washington over a period of three days to honor a series of events, including a visit to the White House to meet the President of the United States of time, Barack Obama.