Putting on their happy faces! Prince William and Princess Kate were spotted out and about in Boston just hours after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive Netflix documentary series trailer dropped.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, both 40, were all smiles while visiting non-profit Roca Inc. in Massachusetts on Thursday, December 1. The twosome were photographed waving to fans on their second day in the U.S.
The outing came shortly after William’s brother, Harry, and Meghan unveiled the first look at their Netflix mini-series.
“No one sees what’s happening behind closed doors,” Harry, 38, declares in the clip before glimpses at previously unreleased pictures of his relationship with Meghan, 41, filled the screen.
The Bench author, who married the prince in May 2018, later asks: “When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear our story from us?”
The six-episode show will include confessional-style interviews with the Sussexes, who share son Archie, 3, and daughter Lili, 17 months, as well as insight from close friends and family.
William and Kate are the only royal family members featured in the teaser via a black-and-white photo from the infamous Commonwealth service in 2020‚ which was Harry and Meghan’s official engagement working for Queen Elizabeth II. (The late monarch died in September at the age of 96.)
“To drop [the trailer] as they have on the first or second day of the Prince and Princess of Wales’s trip to the U.S. for the Earthshot Prize shows just exactly how much they wanted to hijack that publicity,” royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti exclusively told Us Weekly on Thursday. “It just shows how much they will go to any end at all for as much publicity as possible. They will jump on his own brother’s trip to promote these environmental prizes in order to steal that limelight and get more attention.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, however, appeared to be unphased by the trailer’s release as they toured Boston during their first trip to the U.S. in eight years. The couple kicked off their visit on Wednesday, November 30.
The senior royals’ visit coincides with the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony, which honors individuals and groups who’ve inspired practical and impactful solutions for problems caused by climate change.
The future king, who launched Earthshot with David Attenborough in 2020, and his wife met with the governor of Boston on Wednesday before taking in a Celtics game in the city.
The duo — who share Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4 — are scheduled to tour Harvard University and meet with John F. Kennedy’s daughter Caroline Kennedy ahead of the Earthshot awards on Friday, December 2.
Scroll down to see William and Kate’s second day in Boston thus far: