Prince William is allegedly competing against his brother, Prince Harry, and a royal commentator advises him not to fall for a "critical death trap." Kate Middleton's husband is reportedly trying to bring the Cambridge name to the U.S., but a royal pundit sees this as a competition between his family and the Sussexes and it may have some consequences.
This activity is said to be a "deliberate publicity move" as Prince William and Kate Middleton hope to make their family relatable to everyone around the world. It has been eight years since they last visited the U.S., but they're finally set to return to the country later this year, making them near Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Express noted that some royal experts backed the future king and queen's plan to make themselves known to the U.S. audience. Royal expert Omid Scobie claimed no one could blame them for that, as the world's interest in the royal family has been a significant part of Britain's appeal overseas.
However, a royal commentator Eric Schiffer warned that the royal family would most likely face challenges in the U.S.
"Defining the battleground and the death trap today for William will be to not focus closely on the environment and the issues that matter to Gen Z and millennials, including equality and empowerment of women," he said.
He also suggested that they do it through action and not look like they're only merchandising. In an interview with Daily Star, he also talked about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's "obsessive campaign" to stay in the "hearts and minds of young Americans."
He added that they seemed to assert Prince William and Prince Charles' soft power over the said demographic by zeroing in and focusing more on the youth. Hence, their aim to win over the American audience might have been ignited by the fact that his older brother and Kate Middleton have shown their interest in the U.S.
The two are announced to visit Boston in December for the Earthshot Prize. This will make the two royal families in one country, both unveiling their landmarks projects almost at the same time.
Page Six reported, via News.com.au, that the Netflix bosses wanted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's "at-home" docu-series to screen after they dropped "The Crown" Season 5 in November. So, it may happen before the year ends.
A source said the streaming giant's head honchos didn't want to be "scooped" by the military veteran's upcoming memoir, which is also due to be out in the holidays. Alternatively, Prince William and Kate Middleton will be launching their "biggest U.S. push" after eight years. That said, it seems like they will go head-to-head in the U.S. later this year.