The Prince and Princess of Wales looked loved up as ever in heart-warming behind-the-scenes Instagram snaps taken at this year’s Earthshot Prize awards ceremony in Boston.
The royal couple, both 40, appeared to channel Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – who recently shared a slew of intimate photos in the explosive trailer ahead of their documentary later this week – in theatrical black and white shots.
Mother-of-three Kate was effortlessly elegant in an off-the-shoulder dress, with her chestnut tresses cascading down her back; she was snapped walking along in the figure-hugging ensemble, which featured a slit along the back.
Meanwhile, another intimate shot captured the two standing next to each other, with William’s arm around his wife, while a second showed Kate clapping for her husband as he spoke at the podium.
It comes after Meghan and Harry were spotted for the first time since their incendiary Netflix trailer — as they arrived in New York by private jet to accept an award for their ‘heroic’ stand against ‘structural racism’ in the Royal Family.
The Sussexes, who were pictured yesterday, are set to receive a human rights award at tonight’s The Ripple of Hope gala, where tickets are selling for up to $1million (£847,000). Previous winners include Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
The Prince and Princess of Wales looked loved up as ever in heart-warming behind-the-scenes Instagram snaps at this year’s Earthshot Prize Awards ceremony in Boston
Meghan and Harry were spotted for the first time since their incendiary Netflix trailer — as they arrived in New York (pictured) by private jet to accept an award for their ‘heroic’ stand against ‘structural racism’ in the Royal Family
The Royal Family is braced for further attacks from Meghan and Harry when the first episode of their ‘explosive’ Netflix series is released on Thursday.
The duchess beamed as she and Harry stepped into a waiting SUV before making their way into the Big Apple, with the 41-year-old sporting an all-black outfit and large sunglasses while her 38-year-old husband wore a buttoned-down white shirt and black trousers.
Meanwhile, the black and white photographs of Kate show her accessorising with a glamorous choker that was previously worn by her mother-in-law Princess Diana and chic earrings.
William, 40, looked dapper in a sophisticated black suit and matching bowtie when attending the ceremony last week.
Sharing the carousel to their royal Instagram account, the couple (pictured) wrote: ‘Celebrating brilliant solutions and the inspiring people behind them!’
Another intimate shot showed Kate proudly clapping for her husband as he spoke at the podium
Kate, 40, was effortlessly elegant in a creamy white dress which exposed her shoulders, chestnut tresses cascading down her back
Sharing the carousel to their royal Instagram account, the couple wrote: ‘Celebrating brilliant solutions and the inspiring people behind them!’
The Earthshot Prize has long been a passion project of Prince William’s, who launched it in 2020 to come up with solutions to climate change.
The ceremony marked the end of a whirlwind tour in Boston, where the couple made an impressive impact on the US media.
The Boston Herald said the future Queen ‘dazzled’ at the award ceremony, while People Magazine stated that she stunned the crowds in her glamourous outfit, stealing the spotlight with the ensemble.
The New York Post went on to describe the ceremony as a ‘home run’ for the future King and Queen.
Harry and Meghan stepping into a waiting SUV after arriving in New York City yesterday before their appearance at an awards ceremony tonight
The duchess beamed as she and Harry stepped into a waiting SUV before making their way into the Big Apple
However, the couple were not warmly greeted everywhere they visited on their three-day trip, with the pair being booed by a few onlookers while they sat courtside to watch the Boston Celtics basketball team take on Miami Heat earlier this week.
A New York Times article also added fuel to the flames after documenting Bostonians’ reactions to the royal couple’s visit, concluding that it was, at best, indifferent.
The piece quoted one woman saying that she ‘[didn’t] care’ about the royal visit, while another said there was ‘no chatter’ about the visit in local bars and clubs as to be expected.
Another man was quoted as saying: ‘I said to my wife this morning, I put my pants on the same way he does – why is he so special?’ while others were documented as complaining about the potential traffic jams the visit would cause.
Despite the reception, Kate was seen looking relaxed as she made a solo walkabout at Harvard University after speaking to experts at The Centre on the Developing Child.
She was heard saying that the people of Boston had been ‘so friendly’ to her and her husband on their short trip, telling well-wishers she was ‘so appreciative’ of people coming to greet her.
Certainly, William and Kate needed the trip to go off without a hitch. While much pressure was already being placed on the gala, that weight increased tenfold in the wake of the controversies that overshadowed the couple’s US tour.
Before the couple had even touched down in the US, a furious race row had erupted in the UK after the Prince’s own godmother, Lady Susan Hussey, was accused of making racist comments to black British domestic abuse campaigner Ngozi Fulani at a Buckingham Palace event.
Then on, the first full day of their tour, Harry and Meghan dropped a trailer for the bombshell Netflix documentary, which hinted at fresh attacks on the Monarchy – and was described by insiders as a ‘declaration of war’ on the Waleses and the royal family.
William, 40, looked dapper in a sophisticated black suit and matching bowtie during the ceremony
The teaser dispelled any hopes that the Sussexes are willing to work towards a ceasefire in their acrimonious battle with the Royal Family.
The California-dwelling couple will have to look to the future after the release of their explosive Netflix docuseries this week, and the Duke of Sussex‘s memoir release in January, a royal author has claimed.
Valentine Low, who penned Courtiers: The Inside Story of the Palace Power Struggles, told Lorraine Kelly he thinks the Montecito-based Duke and Duchess of Sussex ‘can’t carry on being that couple complaining about the past’.
The royal correspondent also added that the Prince of Wales’ camp is ‘tired’ of Harry and Meghan’s media campaign, and there is ‘absolutely no chance’ of a reconciliation between the two brothers and their wives.
The ceremony marked the end of a whirlwind tour in Boston, where the couple (pictured at Boston City Hall) made an impressive impact on the US media
Despite this, reports claim that senior family members plan ‘business as usual approach’ amid turmoil over Harry and Meghan documentary.
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Royals rally around Kate: King Charles and Queen Consort will attend her carol service on day the second part of Harry and Meghan’s bombshell show is released
By Jessica Taylor for MailOnline
The King and Queen Consort will join the Princess of Wales for her annual carol service at Westminster Abbey on the same day as the second instalment of Harry and Meghan’s documentary airs on Netflix in a show of solidarity.
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will attend the Carol service organised by mother-of-three Kate Middleton and also attended by Prince William on Thursday, December 15, as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s £88 million docuseries is dropped on the streaming platform.
Kensington Palace confirmed today that ‘The New Fab Four’ as they have been dubbed will attend the ceremony together. The announcement comes the day after the second trailer for Harry & Meghan dropped, which saw Prince Harry, 38, declare there was a ‘dirty game’ going on as others discussed a ‘war on Meghan’.
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will join the Prince and Princess of Wales at Westminster Abbey for Kate’s carol service next Thursday, December 15, as the second instalment of Harry & Meghan drops on Netflix. Pictured: The ‘new Fab Four’ at Horse Guards Parade during the state visit of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa this month