Prince William gave an exclusive interview to People Magazine for Keenshot

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The Other Brother covers this week’s issue of People Magazine. It wasn’t merely a puff piece with unnamed sources (Jason Knauf) embiggening William and fluffing him up for the Earthshot Prize Awards. William actually had to give some quotes to People to get the cover. And even then, People Mag kneecapped him by including a photo of Kate on the cover. I hope he gets the point of that: even with exclusive quotes from the future future king, he’s still not enough to sell magazines solo. Anyway, Keenshot was a flop but Baldingham is still going to try to put a bow on it:

Prince William is speaking out about his hopes for the future of the planet.

“The urgency of the situation can’t be overstated,” William tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s cover story following the inaugural Earthshot Prize ceremony. “But through the Earthshot Prize, I want to show people across the world why there is reason to be hopeful. Seeing the incredible solutions that have been developed by the first winners of the Prize — and all of our finalists — shows us that the answers are out there. By recognizing these efforts and supporting and scaling them to be the best they can be, we can inspire the confidence that a healthier, more sustainable future is within our grasp.”

At the end of the hour-long ceremony on Sunday, which saw five groundbreaking projects anointed with an award of $1.3 million each, William announced that the next ceremony will be in the U.S.

“This is just the start,” the Duke tells PEOPLE. “I’m thrilled that in 2022, The Earthshot Prize will be heading to the United States, where we will continue to spread this vital message of urgency, optimism and action.”

The week’s PEOPLE cover story also features an exclusive series of candid behind-the-scenes photos taken by Getty’s royal photographer Chris Jackson. Among others, they show William taking a last-minute look at his speech and Kate Middleton heading out into the lights of the stage at Alexandra Palace. Jackson tells PEOPLE that the Duchess, 39, “obviously felt really proud with what William had achieved with this project. It was a really special evening.”

[From People]

This is it: “This is just the start. I’m thrilled that in 2022, The Earthshot Prize will be heading to the United States, where we will continue to spread this vital message of urgency, optimism and action…” That quote is part of an exclusive interview to the biggest American weekly, and it’s quite clear that William and Kate finally f–king understand how badly they’ve screwed this up. The American media market is central to the British royal family. American donors are a huge part of the royals’ charitable schemes. American tourism is vital to the royal economy. They desperately need American support and interest. And they f–ked it all up. And just by the way: Keenshot isn’t cutting it. Even the British papers shrugged it off in a matter of hours, that’s how boring it is. It was so clearly embiggening busy work and everyone knows that.

The Cambridges attend the Earthshot Prize Awards

Cover courtesy of People, additional photos courtesy of Backgrid and Avalon Red.

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  1. Maria says:

    Too little too late. If nobody in the UK cared about this even fewer in the US will.
    I think the “Madam Duchess” tour put the nail in the coffin of the Cambridges building up their appeal in the US. Ironically, if they had worked at it after their marriage they might have had a chance now.

    • Pao says:

      They could still make a play for the US tho. Why do you think their new pr is trying to sell them as this hot dynamic couple?

      And i know im going to get flamed for this but here it goes: i know that meghan and harry don’t want to compete or anything but they really need to start doing more pr wise. Or else

      1 william and kate will take the US with ease
      2. Their image will never improve, which could have implications for their future projects. Charitable wise as well as business wise.

      • Maria says:

        An attempt and success are not the same thing. Of course they’ll try. But they don’t have the drive to make things work in their own country, so I don’t see how they would they be able to do it here. Also, the time for this attempt would have been around Sussexit, not now post Oprah in my opinion.
        Not to mention anyone who bothers to dig a little deeper won’t fail to find articles about William lambasting Meghan’s “Americanness”.
        But the end result will be mass apathy. I’m sure the best case scenario will be exactly what happened here – a glitzy event with some big names that does what it promises but doesn’t make much impact.

        Harry and Meghan are not competing so they don’t need to do projects with the goal of outshining William and Kate. They are simply not bothered by them. The idea that they have a bad image that needs to be improved doesn’t make sense given who they were meeting with in NY. There will always be bots and trolls who hate them but that’s just not reflecting in the bigger picture.

        Given that the copies of magazines showing the Cambridges always gather dust in bookstores and pharmacies I doubt they’ll take the US at all. It’s like people say – they don’t have fans, they just have people who hate Meghan on their side.

      • Becks1 says:

        Can we stop talking about them “taking” the US like its up for grabs to be conquered or something?

        Maybe they’ll come here and there will be a smattering of positive press and that will be it. The majority of Americans are not interested in the royals outside of weddings and babies, if that.

      • Truthiness says:

        Pao, when I see Will, I see the guy who wants to make absolutely sure Lili is never christened where her parents married and her brother was baptized.And the truths from the Oprah interview are still unanswered truths. Will’s right hand man was Thomas Markle’s contact, they were working to make Meghan and Harry’s life a living hell from the jump. $6million in prize money is not “a reason to have hope.” It’s a drop in the bucket. How dumb Will thinks we are and please let’s ask about Andrew in every interview.

      • Snuffles says:

        They’re doing plenty. They did more during lockdown and parental leave than all the royals combined. Stop acting like the Cambridge’s doing the bare minimum means they’re about to conquer America. 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

      • Jais says:

        William and Kate are boring AF so yeah Harry and Meghan do not need to do more of a PR push. This whole convo is deja vu, @pao. The only people who want them to do more PR are the British tabs who want to abuse them some more and get click money. Harry and Meghan need to work, make money for their fam and security, and enjoy their life. Honestly, William and Kate trying to make it in America is only going to remind everyone they’re racist *ssholes that treated their SIL like a house slave. The Oprah interview is not going away and will follow them everywhere.

      • Tanya says:

        I don’t think they’ll take the US with ease. What’s the overlap between the people who identify with with White Fragility Barbie and are passionate about the environment?

      • Eurydice says:

        I won’t flame you, but I’ll say that fans treat this like a game of Risk, with players taking over continents. But there are certain facts of life, like gravity, that the Cambridges can’t overcome. They live in the UK, their charities are in the UK, their royal obligations are to the UK and the Commonwealth nations and those obligations will only get larger as Charles gets closer to the throne. They just don’t have the time to “take” the US.

        The Sussexes live in the US, their obligations are only those they want to assume, their foundation is in the US and they have access to the US entertainment industry. Their life is more nimble and mobile than the Cambridges.

        As for MAGAs – the demographics are that they’re mostly white men, half of which are over 65, and their #1 priority is gun control. It’s not the kind of group that cares about the royals enough to support them. They might hear anti-H&M rhetoric from FOX and they might even agree with it, but doesn’t mean they’re going to do anything about it.

      • Chelsea says:

        @PAO i was actually thinking yesterday that i wished the Sussexes would do a but more PR but after seeing this pathetic display I am so grateful they are not. I can not imagine stanning someone so thirsty. Here’s the thing: the Cambridges do have some support in the States and I’m sure there are some who will eat this up but they wont ever get the passionate response from young people here, or probably anywhere else, that the Sussexes get, and the Sussexes have been very smart in setting up powerful partnerships so they are in no real threat of losing their thresholds in the states especially with all of their projects that will be coming out over the next year.

        And an important thing to remember is that the US is not the UK. Americans don’t see things as William vs Harry for the most part outside of hardcore Sussex supporters and MAGAs; they are seen as Diana’s boys and liked by the majority of people. The difference is that strong Sussex supporters actually are passionate about H&M and their base has grown post the Oprah interview while the MAGAs don’t really give af about W&K-they just hate Meghan- and there’s not that much room for growth there. So when W&K travel here they are not likely to get booed and will probably be treated nice enough but they will not get the strong reaction H&M get when they are in public and no amount of People magazine covers will change that.

      • lulu brown says:

        @Pao, I get what you’re saying, but if it were working, it wouldn’t be necessary for People Magazine to put them on the cover every other week. It’s not. They didn’t even trend in American or Twitter the night of the Earth shot Awards. They have the backing of the entire UK Media plus some useless American Media, and it’s still not working. The difference is Meghan and Harry don’t have all that backing like these two, but all they have to do is sneeze, and it makes front-page news and Breaking Story in the UK. When Harry and Meghan Visited New York and made the Cover of Time, it was Breaking News and trending in the UK and US. Meghan and Harry equal a Press conference, Clicks, money, and interest. Will and Kate are nothing more than conversation.

      • Ginger says:

        Pao, Will and Kate can try till their blue in the face. They don’t “it”. No one cares for them that much. All Harry and Meghan have to do is make an announcement or share a picture and they are on the front pages knocking the Cambridge’s off. Harry and Meghan have “it” in spades. They don’t need to be seen 24/7 like the Cambridge’s do. Also, look at all of those barricades they set up for this award show and no one showed up. And that’s the UK. That’s how little people care for them. People showed up for Harry and Meghan for their NY visit with a days notice.

      • GRUEY says:

        @tanya this is my question!! William is dumb for this earth shot stuff—he’s spending capital with his core fans he does not have. Because his base does NOT agree with this stuff. And the American donors who care about the environment are NOT giving the Keens money. Now, if they were fundraising for the keenshot institute for primogeniture studies, maybe ivanka and Jared would kick them some cash.

      • Keri says:

        @ Pao, Americans are not brainwashed into thinking like royalist peasants. Even some of the magas as dumb as they are, aren’t buying it. They insulted, bullied, and tried to do serious harm to Meghan and used their anti-American stance to excuse their racism towards her. They got the media to further their agenda using anti-American sentiment. Thanks to their smear campaign and leaks, we now know more than ever how much they hate and feel superior to Americans, until they realize they need our power and money. How does that translate into, “William and Kate will take the US with ease?”

        The worst thing the Sussexes could do is actively compete with TweedleDee and TweedleDum. They are winning without even trying. That is the best revenge. And how is their reputation not getting better? With every charitable endeavor and business move, they are gaining respect and admiration in the US, as well as globally, by making a tangible difference. It’s something the keens will never be able to replicate because they lack the sincerity and work ethic.

        I really wish the Keens do decide to test the waters by physically traveling to the US. I guarantee they will be booed and heckled. As mentioned in a couple of other threads, I will be cackling if the Squad or Celebitchies show up in T-shirts with some of the following gems,

        1. Why did you make Meghan cry and lie about it, Kate?
        2. Harry, the better brother.
        3. Good King Harry (T.M. Princess Diana)
        4. Karen Middleton and Baldemort aka dumb and dumber
        5. Prince William aka Dan Wootton’s bitch

      • Lemons says:

        Let’s face a few facts…William and Kate can win a significant chunk of the US demographic. The 50% who voted for Trump and the larger percentage that don’t care about anything but will say they don’t like H&M for “reasons.”

        Will that amount to anything? If they’re not scamming and grifting, probably not. This demographic doesn’t care about the environment. They don’t care about action. They won’t give these two clicks and engagement on their social media platforms, so in the end, what are they winning? It’s a lot of money spent (not their own, obviously) for a small ROI.

        H&M may not win the PR Wars by a large margin, but they’re making money moves and setting themselves up to be major players in politics and business in a way that would make William and Kate squirm. I see them making “Succession” type moves while W&K and the Windsors are still playing amateur hour.

        This is why I’m not really concerned for H&M, but I am going to be OVER the fawning coverage of W&K once/if they decide to really put some effort into their US strategy.

      • Harper says:

        40-year-old men that look like William will NOT make waves in America, no matter how many castles they have to their name. William had his golden years in his 20s but that’s gone. Putting his big face on People Magazine, a publication that no one pays attention to, is worthless. William is not interesting or attractive enough anymore, especially when the market is full of YouTubers and Instagram influencers whose lives pique the interest of the young public in a way William can’t.

        His only move now in America is making up with Harry and Meghan. Embrace them, admit he was wrong in not seeing clearly what an asset Meghan was to the Royal family, and then maybe he’ll have a dash of hope to be liked here again as he once was.

      • Jaded says:

        @Pao – the Sussexes do more when they’re asleep than the Keens ever do awake so I don’t know why you keep banging the “Harry and Meghan need to do more” drum. They ARE doing more and doing it very successfully without all the bells and whistles of appearing in the media every day. They are not working for the royal family or competing with them in any way ergo they don’t have to parade themselves around like prize horses. It’s what they do behind the scenes that is garnering success for themselves and their philanthropic accomplishments. They don’t need a constant PR blitz to be successful and run rings around the Keens, they do it on their own.

      • Steph says:

        Ummm…I don’t even think maga ppl are really feeling them. You know that are either blatantly racist or don’t believe racism exists. Not they swear up and down that they are “patriots.” So the BRF intentionally covering it as anti American may not sit well with them either.

      • Lizzie says:

        Disagree, exposure or overexposure are not needed. The Sussex understand when to be seen.

      • Emma says:

        Idk Lemons, I don’t think there’s a PR war here or the Cambridges are seriously thinking about taking the US. They don’t even live here and while they symbolize the old white empire, they really don’t have anything solid to offer the MAGAts. This is the whole problem with the English royals, they are so determinedly mediocre and bland. They do great big diamond-plastered weddings but that’s about it.

      • Lila says:

        @PAO you really think American companies are checking what the tabloids say to figure out if they should hire/partner up with Harry and Meghan? They should keep doing what they’re doing. William and Kate have to rely heavily on PR because they don’t do anything, they don’t stand for anything.

      • Petra says:

        @Pao – the pr is not working…the people are laughing at them.

      • Greywacke says:

        I respectfully disagree @ Pao. If there one thing more interesting than the novelty of an English prince married to an English commoner who must defer to the Queen, it is an English prince married to American who left the royal fold to “become his own man.” That feeds right into the American idolization of the individual who made their way, whether that is actually good in practice or not. Even racist MAGATs will grudgingly approve.

      • Korra says:

        I am late to the party, but I will say this: William and Kate had their opportunity to take the US — in 2011. That was ten years ago when they were younger, more appealing to an under 30 crowd, and their marriage had less baggage attached to it. But the reality is, they blew it by being lazy and doing nothing to build their brand — and they had a 7-year headstart over the Sussexes.

        As already mentioned, the MAGA and right-wing media will occasionally prop them to spite Meghan, but they otherwise are not going to build a fanbase here.

      • Isabella says:

        I strongly suspect that Pao enjoys being flamed, which is why he rushed in here to troll the Sussexes.

        Meanwhile, the Cambridges are so dull that they need people to hate the Sussexes in order to get any attention.

      • Christine says:

        Yeah, Isabella, it’s all zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

      • Same says:

        I suspect that outside the Standoms— few truly GAF about either couple beyond arguing with strangers over coffee. But ok let’s have a turf war .

    • @Maria- Right?? This desperation is just embarrassing. Your brother is on the cover of TIME and you are on the cover of People. You lost and he won. Stop trying to make fetch happen Will. It isn’t going to happen.

      • JT says:

        @Maria I agree. I don’t see how the Keens are going to be more popular over here in the US, when they can’t even sustain interest in their own damn country. The Keenshot prize made it on a few tabloids and the BM has already moved on. In contrast, H&M’s New York trip was in the press for weeks on both sides of the Atlantic and internationally. Hell, Meg’s coats made more news than all of the engagements the Keens did in a month.

        William wants come here next year but you know what’s happening then? The Invictus Games, the Netflix series on it, most likely Meg’s children’s show, the podcast will be up, Harry’s memoir, probably some Betterup business announced, and who knows what else. Burger King and Fries will be the ones trying to get some attention and I can bet that most of the news surrounding them will be if they meet up with H&M because that’s all the press talks about now. The Sussexes will be fine and they don’t have to pimp themselves out either.

      • Yvette says:

        @Pink Flamingo and JT … It seems to me what the Keens are trying to do is piggyback off the goodwill Harry and Meghan have established here and then try to take full credit for it. That and, again, to put put the Sussexes in their ‘place’ for out pacing the Keens.

        I bet the Keens will follow the Sussex tour footsteps–starting in NYC, perhaps even a trip to Harlem and Melba’s. Anything to outshine Harry and Meghan and try to prove ‘they’ are the real Royal Couple.

      • MMadison says:

        Keens probably think People cover is equivalent to Times cover….LOL. Isn’t People Magazine for American CELEBRITIES?

      • Maria says:

        @Yvette LOL I love it, but they won’t go to Harlem. We know why (remember Kate’s visible panic at LeBron James hugging her).

      • Eurydice says:

        @JT – you know what else is happening next year? The Platinum Jubilee. Aside from the 4-day Jubilee weekend, I’m sure there will be other royal events. Plus, the Cambridges’ regular calendar and their many holidays, and there have been royal events that were postposed because of Covid.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Petra: OMFG that link!! I just went down a Twitter rabbit hole and the Cambridges were already being DRAGGED…and then Meghan’s paid leave letter dropped! 😂

    • Cessily says:


      • JT says:

        @Eurydice The jubilee is one weekend next year and maybe some events leading up. That’s it. Most of the coverage will be about if Harry and Meghan attend, because again, that’s all the press talks about now. It will be just like the funeral all over again. Kate only does about 100 events a year, so same old same old, and William can barely hold a news cycle to begin with. Royal events hardly get enough coverage or engagement as it is so I don’t know where this boom of interest will be coming from.

      • Eurydice says:

        @JT – sure, I’m not saying that W&K will be actually working, just that there events happening in the UK,too. And it’s possible that the Queen or Charles would want them nearby instead of taking off for the colonies. Plus, there’s Liz’s fragile health – how will that look if she pops off while they’re trying to “take” the US? And then there’s W&K’s extensive vacation schedule, both apart and with the kids. So exhausting.

    • Tessa says:

      They are not popular in the US not in the same league as Diana and they never will be. There are people who remember how badly they behaved with Meghan and Harry and don’t care that much for them. Kate seems more of a’ Show off’ and is all about her wardrobe and hair. William seems so upset about his brother that he has to now get this huge barrage of PR. I think they are both fake.

    • Mokiki says:

      What I want to know is, will that ceremony take place before or after the much delayed bullying report is issued? I can picture the US interviewers and their questions now…

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        The “bullying” report is supposed to come out with the next Sovereign Grant report. A few weeks after the big Jubilee party in June. I’m wagering they’re hoping that people forget that results are suppose to come out. H & M have receipts. Wondering if they’ll wait until the release date of Harry’s book is announced before announcing the date of the next Earthshot ceremony.

        When I see Will & Kate, it’s two people that spearheaded a smear campaign to run an American WOC out of the BRF and then spearheaded false bullying allegations against the same American WOC out of fear of what might come out during a major sit down interview. He’s speaking out now not because he wants to save the planet. He’s speaking out now to try to save himself from being viewed as a racist bully.imo

  2. Rapunzel says:

    I said a couple times that Kate was doing Gaia the Earth Goddess from Captain Planet cosplay. Look it up and it’s obvious.

    But the Gru from Despicable Me cosplay William has going on is more subtle…until you see it on the cover. If only he had a scarf.

  3. Becks1 says:

    The ceremony was an hour? Is that right? I thought there were performances and awards given out and everything – it was only an hour?

    Anyway, this is just so obvious. William and Kate know they effed up in america and they are trying desperately to get back some of their old popularity.

    But its too little too late at this point in time. What have you been doing for the past 10 years William for the environment, besides taking lots of private helicopter rides and private jets?

    • JT says:

      All of that embiggening and hype for an hour long ceremony? That’s embarrassing and what’s even more sad is that he’s still talking about it despite nobody even caring that this event even took place. It barely made news in his own country, I don’t see how he could move it here next year. I bet he even wants to bring it over here in California and go full Hollywood.

    • Rapunzel says:

      One hour? Yikes that makes it even more incredible that he wants to bring it to the US. All that travel for 1 hr? That’s not environmentally sound at all.

    • Jais says:

      I think I read once that British ceremonies like the baftas are much shorter than ceremonies in the states, which was addressing the valid, IMO, criticism of how freaking long awards ceremonies can get. As someone who hates sitting through things, a “get to the point” one hr ceremony is totally my jam. But I can see how it gives an impression that it’s lightweight. Suppose it depends on who’s running it. A really interesting one hour can make it’s mark, but that wasn’t the case here, at least going by media coverage attention.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah for the Oscars I will definitely say they could easily cut it in half and make it more interesting, lol. And I hate sitting through long ceremonies myself so I’m with you there.

        But it definitely makes it seem like it was rushed and like the arrivals and “Green carpet” took longer than the actual ceremony, ha.

        And for one hour – he wants to travel internationally every year? Have a luncheon reception at KP and let people zoom in for it.

      • JT says:

        I get that awards shows are king and people might not want to sit through it all. But Keenshot was literally sold as the most prestigious environmental award ever made, even better than the Nobel Prize, so for it to only be an hour long is kind of underwhelming. It’s just very anticlimactic for all of the hype. This was supposed to be Will’s legacy, his Invictus, but that was it.

      • GRUEY says:

        Who even won these awards??? Am I a bad person who hates Mother Earth because I haven’t dug through articles to find out? Where are the pics with the winners??

      • Becks1 says:

        @Gruey – right??? I know there are articles out there about the winners, but why isnt the KP IG pushing the winners? Why are they going to make me go search for them? Why was I supposed to watch a 5 part docuseries about the nominees, why didnt KP highlight each nominee in depth on its IG?

        They are making too hard for a casual follower to figure out what the awards are about EXCEPT for what William and Kate wore.

        (I know there are places to find out all that info, including Earthshot’s IG, but if this is William’s baby, he can promote the actual nominees better.)

      • GRUEY says:

        @becks1 and this is a HUGE difference between the Sussexes and WK. I know about the orgs the Sussexes work with. Hell, I know the name of the Bench illustrator is Christian Robinson and his bio! That was months ago. It would actually make the Keens look better (as in more authoritative, serious) if they did videos with the winners, put up blurbs about them in IG…SOMETHING!! It’s like no one on their team even thought of it???

        If you were a charity or an activist, how would you feel about this??

    • Lyds says:

      A one-hour pseudo-awards show where the winner and what they promote is still a mystery.

      To roll out the green carpet for a show shorter than a Marvel movie is *cringe*…I love the photo of the bare fence in the back and the mother is pushing her stroller along, like, “yup, nothing to see here..!”

  4. Merricat says:

    Lol. We know why you’re speaking out now, William TOB.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Thank you! We see you TOB in you Pimp Leprechaun suits. I honeymooned in London and plan to never go back to in any way support this racist family by. Touring their racist castles. My $$ will be spent on Charities no associated with the Windsors. I’m just one person, but I am definitely not alone in my feelings. You spent months ripping into Meghan for everything including her Americanness. Well don’t expect me to do anything other than dump tea in the nearest harbor.

  5. Pao says:

    They haven’t totally screwed it up yet. Like i said a few days ago, there is renewed interest in william and kate particularly amongst the MAGA’s. They are obviously making a play for the American turf and they will absolutely succeed if they play the game with the media there too.

    • Merricat says:

      Lol. I could not disagree more. There are no softball questions from most of the American press. Also, they do not want to be associated with MAGA. The followers of 45 are no more popular than Trump on a global level, which is to say, everyone sees that they are cockroaches, and no one wants to be associated with them.
      Most Americans are still proud of the fact that we ditched the king. These anti-American racist Cambridges would not attract the interest of anyone of merit.

    • Becks1 says:

      @Pao we had a big discussion about this a few days ago so I don’t necessarily feel like rehashing all that, BUT – keep in mind that they do have renewed interest in the MAGA sector of the population but that’s mostly based on racism and anti-Sussex feelings. The MAGAs don’t actually love William, they aren’t going to go to an event to see him, they aren’t going to line the streets to cheer for him. Quite simply, they aren’t that invested in the Cambridges, and they will be even less invested if/when William and Kate start doing events with more liberals, which they are going to have to do if its climate-based. The MAGAs arent’ going to cheer for W&K at an event also featuring John Kerry and Leonardo DiCaprio.

      If they did not succeed in taking over the American turf at any point in the last 10 years, they are not going to succeed now. We have way more interesting celebrities over here than William and Kate.

      You are obviously very concerned that they are going “take over” in America and I just don’t see any evidence that that’s happening. And the American press will not “play” the media game that the British press is willing to play. We saw that with Andrea Mitchell in the UK over the summer.

      • MMadison says:

        100% certain you will see ZERO MAGA supporters at Earthshot Awards in the USA…..ZERO. MAGA could careless about William and any future King of England.

    • SunRae says:

      @Pao yeah but that’s not the audience they want. They want the audience H&M have. And they will never win that lot over. That’s the ultimate gag.

      • JT says:

        @Sunrae exacty. People think the Keens want to be lauded by the insurrection audience? Even Javanka is trying to wipe the stink of that fiasco off of them. W&K want to be surrounding themselves with the same crew as H&M. They want to be in Beyoncé’s birthday yearbook like Haz and Megz. They want to be seen as on equal footing with the Sussexes. That’s how we got Keenshot and Early Years in the first place so they can be seen has having that same gravitas as Harry and Meghan. If they wanted to be associated with MAGAs they wouldn’t be trying to overhaul the anti American stance that they’ve taken on since Meg came along and they certainly wouldn’t be desperate to been seen with the Bidens. Renewed interest by the Trumpers doesn’t mean squat. They aren’t donating to the Cambridges charities, supporting their initiatives, and they certainly aren’t getting the Keens to trend on Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok like the Sussexes.

      • MMadison says:

        If they wanted the MAGA crowd they wouldn’t talk about climate. They would focus on not wearing a mask is a “freedom” and “woke” this and “woke” that. Yes, they want to be Meghan/Harry 2.0. It’s like with everything they do. They will copy Meghan and Harry. William will want a cheering American Crowd and the twitter acknowledgement that the Sussex’s received in NYC. I wouldn’t be surprised if they went to NYC and did the exact same tour as the Sussex just substitute Earthshot in the park instead of Global Citizen.

    • Polo says:

      The MAGA crowd hate anything to do with being “woke” and wills big project would be considered woke to them. Beyond climate he has nothing else. There’s not enough red carpet events to keep US press interested everyday. And so what if they are making a play for the US? Let them they are not suddendly gonna take over and be the most popular celebrities here. The reality is they’ll be on people and gossip magazines more often because H&M just have a different life now. A lot of their work is production and behind the scenes stuff. I doubt we’ll see them much. To be honest there’s room for everyone. Either way everything they do will be tied to have you spoken to your brother, have you seen M&H.
      But what I think will trip up Will is the rota getting pisssed. Eventually all the secrets they kept for him will come out if he doesn’t play ball with them/give them access first.
      Lastly there will always be people supporting H&M. The US is huge. Meghan and Harry haven’t been in some major scandal but think of those who have like Chrissy T or Trump or the Kardashians or Ellen. They all still have major support.
      Harry and Meghan know what they’re doing. They’ll be fine. As they ramp up their projects we’ll see more of them for now it’s more developing.
      Breathe girl breathe.

    • Tanya says:

      But that’s the crux of the issue. MAGAs aren’t going to support EarthShot. I don’t think they understand what they’re playing with in courting the MAGA crowd. It’d destroy their brand. And if they don’t court them, they’re left with a population that is innately skeptical of the Firm and everything it entails.

    • Snuffles says:

      William talking shit about American billionaires, US space endeavors and how oil and coal should be replaced by green energy won’t go down well with the MAGAt crowd AT ALL. The most you will get is them agreeing that they think Meghan is uppity and Harry should have married a nice white girl. Earthshot does not appeal to American conservatives.

      • Nic919 says:

        There was a clip from a radio show called Mike and Bubba where they ripped William apart and told him to take a seat because he was just an expensive mascot. And the guys were not radical leftists.

        Tugging the forelock is not an American thing and William damaged his “Diana’s boy” image by being an ass to his own brother and his biracial American sister in law. And kate needs to watch it too because someone from the American media would ask her why she threw Meghan under the bus with a false story about crying. American media don’t rely on the royals for all their stories so there are bound to be a few who will lob that difficult question to her if she comes over to the US.

        Too many people in the US and Canada watched the Oprah interview to forget those things.

    • Sofia says:

      I think people need to remember when having these types of discussions is that this time next year, midterms will be in a matter of weeks. US press coverage and focus will be on that. The Cambridges may get a quick press shoutout but that’ll be it because again, midterms. And it’ll be like that no matter how much support they have.

    • Ginger says:

      Really Pao? The MAGA types don’t care at all for the environment. In fact, they will lose that base with this EarthShot thing. As someone that lives in the US, we don’t care for them. Elizabeth pulling out of her engagements today got more coverage than Williams little award show.

      • nina says:

        William’s little show was a snooze fest. We are used to seeing celebrities at these events interacting with the public who turned up to see them. But no one turned up to see Big Willy and Keen.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Ginger: you’re right, that really does sum it up perfectly— the Queen canceling a trip received WAY more coverage than Earthshot did, at least from what I’ve seen in the US. People just don’t care about the Cambridges.

        @Nina it’s just such a different culture here- in my experience, when people go to see or meet celebrities in some capacity, most take photos with and sign autographs for at least some of the fans in a crowd. They know that’s part of the deal, and there’s a payoff for fans who waited for hours to see them.

        The royals just do their little walkabouts, expecting people to fawn all over them, giving them flowers or gifts, but declining to engage in any real way with people. God forbid they take a selfie with a fan; they’re WAY too precious for such things 🙄

    • Sid says:

      Pao, based on your “play the game with the media there” comment I’m assuming you don’t live in the US? If my assumption is correct I can tell you that Willileaks and his wife’s PR game won’t work here in the way that you think. They won’t “win” anything, because the US press and viewers don’t really work that way. In the UK they get away with being the big fish in a little pond. The US media landscape is not like that at all. They’ll probably do okay in terms of getting coverage and some celebs and public figures to back whatever “work” they do here. But any sort of “take over” just isn’t going to happen.

    • L84Tea says:

      @Pao, I know you are very concerned about a Keen takeover, but I’ll put it plainly. William is ugly and boring. American women like to see what Kate is wearing and are dying to know how she stays so thin, but beyond that she is also boring. They are also inauthentic, and it shows. W&K grabbed US attention a decade ago, but that was their moment to seize and they squandered it. We don’t want to oogle over some boring, ugly, wilted cardboard couple who can’t even look one another in the eye. Americans like people who are real, who are fighters, who are underdogs that come out on top, and we love a good love story. W&K do not possess the natural star quality it takes to grab America and take it by storm. Again, they came thiiiiiiis close a decade ago (Kate did anyway), but they blew it. It only feels like a takeover because right now they’re churning out the PR right and left and really feeling themselves, but it’s all simply in reaction to H&M–who do have star quality, have charisma, have a love story, are beating the odds, and are sexy as hell. This game W&K are trying so hard to play (bless their hearts) has nowhere to go but down.

      • Lorelei says:

        @L84Tea, 👏👏
        When you’re right, you’re right!!

      • Just Me says:

        @L84Tea, You nailed it!

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate also needs to explain her Karen behaviour that threw her own sister in law under the bus with a false crying story. Staying quiet won’t work here in the US, not with the crowd they want to attract. Only full on bigots will ignore what Kate did to her own sister in law.

    • Jaded says:

      @Pao – most MAGAs wouldn’t know William and Kate if they sat down next to them at Mom’s Diner and this ploy to grab onto Meghan and Harry’s coattails is going to fail. Most MAGAs are stupid. They know little to nothing about the BRF and save their adoration for the Trumps and their ilk. They might find a visit from the Royals a bit interesting, but Earthshot is not something they’re the least bit interested in because most don’t believe in the dangers climate is causing. Just like many don’t believe in vaccinations, it’s a “liberal” plot. You’re giving them too much credit for swaying the American people over to the Keens’ side.

    • Kfg says:

      @Pao, they did screw up big time. Will has been dragged by people in the US for having the audacity to tell other people to be keen for the environment while helicoptering everywhere and not ever working a day in his life. We’re not into these lames. The numbers were published here about how little donated funds go to charity so their bs isn’t going to play. Also as seen with the round table photoshoot, our press isn’t going to be nice.

  6. Amy Bee says:

    I thought giving interviews to People were forbidden by the Royal rota. I agree, it’s very clear now that the Cambridges are making a play for the US market. I just hope they know that in doing so they will at some point have to answer a few questions about their treatment of Harry and Meghan. But people should look at the photos, very familiar and eye opening. I look forward to the Royal rota being outraged about them.

    • Jais says:

      Yeah, @Amy Bee, was just saying on another post that the placement of Kate’s hand against Williams back is familiar…but will she be labeled as controlling William by the body language experts. Not gonna hold my breath for that one.

      • Eurydice says:

        Actually, I had a different reaction to the gushing text about Kate making a “rare show of affection.” I thought – Hmmm, are they trying to say that the lack of affection we’ve seen in all other photos has been Kate’s fault?

    • Pao says:

      I wonder how the british tabloids will take it now that they are being left in the dust by their fave couple for the American media.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      The Keens should be careful with the UK press, if they feel that the US press are being given exclusives then they (the UK media) will burn them.

    • Myra says:

      I would hope that this is an eye-opening moment for people who gave Meghan a hard time because “rOyalTY iSnT aBoUt cELeBrItY”. Royalty is whatever these people say it is. Nothing is too beneath them or too gauche. Meghan never put any foot wrong. Nothing she ever did was ever going to be right because it was her doing it. Now look at them desperate for people’s attention.

  7. JT says:

    I kind of think that his desperation to hold his little project over here is a slap in the face to the UK. Everyone keeps saying that Harry is abandoning Britain but even their future king is trying to make it in America. To me he’s pretty much saying that across the pond is where the true power is, otherwise he would be happy to keep it in his own backyard. It must be killing him that Harry is at the center of it all and successful.

  8. Lila says:

    Just in case anyone was wondering if W and K want a piece of the American market, here’s your answer.

  9. NCDancer says:

    Here’s the funny thing: I had to Google the actual winners. The fact that the coverage is about him is a mistake and undermines the effort. The winners are pretty interesting:

    • Pao says:

      That is what we call a vanity project.

    • SarahCS says:

      Thanks for the link and summing up the big problem here. I care hugely about the environmental crisis and anything that will help in any small way. I do not care to see these entitled idiots play dress up and speak words before going back to one of their palaces to waste more resources and focus on what really matters – popularity. It makes me so angry.

    • Heat says:

      I agree. I actually took the time to look up the Earthshot awards. I really like the concept and I feel that this is important and needed right now.
      I realize that the Cambridge’s are intrinsically tied to the initiative, but I wish that more effort was made in highlighting the award-winners and their work. Yes, William and Kate are there to snag some attention, but it shouldn’t be ALL of it.

    • Nic919 says:

      There is something seriously wrong when you have to search for the actual winners because all the media is about those two spoiled people who need attention.

      • Becks1 says:

        I just said something similar up above Nic. KP’s role in this was to promote William and Kate, not the actual awards. That’s a problem.

    • tamsin says:

      Thanks for the link. Now, there should be a lot of push to how other placces can adapt these excellent ideas for a ripple effect. Why is the resulting publicity all about William rallying the world?

    • Sid says:

      Yeah. If I am trying to highlight a cause and this is the big debut of a project I’ve allegedly worked hard on, the exclusive photos I give to a magazine will be ones pertaining to the cause and project, not staged photographs of my spouse and me trying to sell a narrative about our personal lives.

  10. Jais says:

    William is “thrilled” to be coming to America for the earthshot prize. Well, I hope he receives the kind of welcome and treatment he gave his SIL. Seriously, how dare he treat Meghan the way he did and then just be thrilled to come on over like it never happened. Reminding myself that there were 17 million viewers of that Oprah interview is how I’m keeping my blood pressure down. Please, give me the exact dates and location, William so we can organize our signs, T-shirts, chants, and airline tickets to protest this man and his wife who bullied an American to suicidal thoughts and literally ran her out of his country. GTFOOH.

    • Cessily says:

      I agree my only interest would be to protest them coming here, they need to focus on the commonwealth and their own country.

  11. Noki says:

    That cover wow ,i have to be superficial in saying I have never seen such a once gorgeous man take such a severe hit in the looks department. I dont even think if he still had his hair it would help much,what happened ? Him and Andrea Casiraghi look like two different people from their youth.

  12. Just Me says:

    Another over the top fawning “Poop”le Magazine cover story! We in the USA do not need the wannabes of the unroyal family doing their bit here. Stay put to do something – anything – somewhere in the British Colonies where you are supposed to be relevant!

  13. Cg2495 says:

    Lol ! Gosh that cover pic ! 😂 People mag did him dirty!!!

  14. Snuffles says:

    Well, Brexit is quickly turning the UK economy to shit. Of course they need American money!

  15. Mimi says:

    This is getting embarrassing. He needs to be 100% focused on courting the Commonwealth countries, seeing as a few have recently moved away from the Crown, yet here he is with his big ass head trying to make it big in the US because he’s jealous of the attention and support Harry & Meghan are receiving here.

  16. ShazBot says:

    It truly says a lot that having the awards show was the achievement and not…actually helping the environment. Because by that measure, nothing has been achieved yet. I truly hope that the people doing the actual environmental work can make use of their prize and attention and be successful, but environmental awards like this are practically a dime a dozen now. What we actually need is political pressure and corporations to start doing their part.

  17. Chelsea says:

    These people are pathetic and borderline psychotic tbh. We heard for years how Harry and Meghan showing PDA and posting photos in black and white was so unroyal and so celebrity and now Mr and Mrs Like Subscribe are doing the same thing in celebrity magazine People and even giving People an exclusive interview. Worst, is that Meghan was repeatedly attacked on national front pages when she and Harry posted pictures that were taken from the back because apparently that was disrespectful to the entire country but now you’ve got keen out here doing the same thing and you know she will not be attacked by the same people.

    I’ve never seen anything like this in my life. There’s imitation and even appropriation but then there’s this. They literally chased a woc out of their country with their harassmemt and are now so jealous of the fact she’s loved in her home country she fled to that they are now trying to get her country to love them by doing the same things they had her attacked for. They are sociapaths.

    • SunRae says:

      They are. The gall of it is spectacularly breathtaking.

    • mariahlee says:

      I feel all the outrage in this comment. It’s a blatant attempt to co-opt the very essence of Meghan and Harry (which they destroyed her for). It’s unsettling. But they’ll get away it.

      • Chelsea says:

        It is unsettling but at this point I’m not outraged. What this makes clear is that their grand plans to destroy H&M failed so spectacularly that they have to copy them to try to get the love that H&M gets. The fact that they know that is so satisfying to me because while they are desperately giving exclusive interviews and doing covershoots for People Harry and Meghan were on the cover of TIME and gave an exclusive on their work last week to the NYTimes. They are not on the same level and I’m sure it’s eating the Keens alive and that is revenge enough for me.

    • Feeshalori says:

      Well said, Chelsea. My blood boils at the audacity of this pathetic pair of wannabes that that they want to come here to America to co-opt the respect and love that’s felt for her. The arrogance and I’d like to see them even try.

    • Ginger says:

      It’s honestly disgusting. I feel like Harry and Meghan left the UK to get away from Will and Kate and their creepy stalker ways but the Cambridge’s just keep chasing them. There is no need for them to do this award show in the US. Selling private pics to US magazines and copying PDA ( when they never ever show PDA) is just disgusting. These two are vile and sick.

    • L4frimaire says:

      These two want everything the Sussexes have. It really is all about jealousy and resentment. The thing is Meghan and Harry aren’t giving interviews and photos to People magazine, and talking about an awards ceremony that barely got traction in the UK. I hope they avoid that magazine like the plague. Where have M&H recently given interviews or expressed their views? Fast Company, Washington Post, NYTimes Dealbook? The Time100 was an honor but very different in that they were one of many highlighted and praised for their work and initiative. Their media approach is very different that comes across very differently than this blatant thirst from the Cambridges. We haven’t seen them since the NY trip while these two are trying to out Sussex the Sussexes. I find it extremely distasteful how they are blatantly copying them and doing this PR assault on America, lol. Meanwhile, they are still bringing on Meghan’s father to gaslight and insult her in ITV, and put nasty nuggets in the press about baby Lilibet, or whine how them not coming to the UK is all Meghan’s fault. It’s just desperate and shady AF.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      Agree wholeheartedly. William is not right in the head.

      He and Keen don’t believe in their causes. They ONLY latched on to saving the earth and the children after being scared shitless when Meghan and Harry lit fire under their asses. Right now, this US tour is just an attempt to troll the Sussexes by saying, na na na, we are here too. But this is only a competition of popularity in the Cambridges’ minds and they have already lost. The Sussexes are unbothered and press on.

      Rather than looking for other foreign royalty to support him, he chases American money, American entrepreneurs, American platform, American celebrities. Such a little desperate man.

  18. FC says:

    Their “base” in America consists of Karens and magas who watch Fox News. Those people are vile and will “support” them by attacking Meghan in comments on social media, but they won’t go any deeper than that to donate to their causes (especially if it’s environment-related aka “too woke”). I’m interested to see if they are buying the issues of People — that’s clearly their American PR strategy.

  19. GR says:

    I keep looking at Dirty Bill’s awful outfit with the green jacket and thinking that he’s trying to imitate Daniel Craig’s very stylish pink velvet look at the Bond premiere.

  20. Matthew says:

    I think let them try it in the US just for the laughs. It’s going to be hilarious.

  21. Mimi says:

    This is an outdated strategy by Cain & Unable. Nobody’s reading or buying People magazine anymore. With smartphones available, those mags can’t even grab attention in doctor’s waiting rooms.

    • nina says:

      Nobody’s buying because there’s unlimited news for free on your phone. As for copies in the dr’s waiting rooms, during this pandemic, no one is touching anything that don’t belong to them and has been lying around in some waiting room.

  22. Laura says:

    I love the zoomed out photos of Will and Kate arriving a Keenshot. All those barriers and ZERO crowd. Nobody gave an F.

    Also, the arrogance of those two thinking they can “win” over Americans. They have no self-awareness.

    • Rapunzel says:

      I lol’d so hard at the lady with stroller, just completely ignoring everything. They got no attention for their fancy show.

  23. mariahlee says:

    Exclusive statements and exclusive photos (in black and white no less)? Wow. The game has really changed.

  24. Lexistential says:

    I would’t suggest them trying to pull their crap here in NYC. Though I’m hugely entertained by the possibility of people like AOC or Bernie Sanders coming along and asking *what they’re actually doing* and how they’ve been funded.

    They need to stop ignoring Brexit, because now they actually have a Broken Britain.

  25. Miranda says:

    They need US support, so they want to bring their masturbatory tree-hugging initiative to America, a country where climate change has been politicized to the extreme. Many of us are Team H&M and can’t bring ourselves to give a rat’s ass about what TOB and Buttons have to say, and much of the remainder of Americans, the ones who have only recently embraced the RF based on their shared interest in being racist assholes, believe that climate change is a hoax. So yeah, have fun trying to bring your bullshit across the pond, Bill.

  26. ABritGuest says:

    Such a shame for this pitch to the US market that the royal reporters are on record saying how much the palace dislikes American. Camilla Tominey was even on BBC talking about it.

    I remember the last time that the knives were really out for the Cambridges was in 2016 when they were giving exclusives to People& trying to circumvent them by using their social media more. The rota probably have lost out on revenue with no access to H&M & some sound slightly bored of doing PR for KP. So I wonder how the rota feels about this or will they ride it out hoping more popularity for the Cambridges in the US gets them more international speaking spots.

    Anyway looking at People’s pics of KATE& William holding hands etc I wonder how royalists are coping knowing that all the things they dragged Harry& Meghan for – PDA, black & white photos, friends speaking to media, giving US media access, photos showing their backs, music on social media, being ‘outspoken’ on social issues, informal SM posts, streaming deals, wearing trousers…etc is stuff the Cambridges especially are copying.

    Who am I kidding – for hypocritical royalists if it’s white it’s all right. I actually have never been more convinced that they seriously study H&M- probably have a focus group on them at KP. That’s the research centre’s real work

    I find it pretty gross that they drove Meghan out only to go and copy her. Doesn’t make sense if she’s as awful, didn’t respect monarchy’s traditions etc as William’s ‘friend’ claimed just a few months ago.

    But I read article in the NYT where a guy who does royal documentaries says that the people who became interested in the royal family when Meghan joined are younger & more affluent then the traditional English royalist who is allegedly older& more likely to be working class. So they are replicating her in order to capture this market & the money

  27. Nyro says:

    Are the Keens aware of the fact that it’s 2021? Because they seem to think that it’s the 1980s and that People Magazine is sitting on the coffee table of every single American home. WTF are they doing? 😂😂

  28. ML says:

    Holy hell: this cover shows William, Kate, Selma Blair, Colin Powell and Goop! Other than Selma, I really dislike the rest. Does People Magazine sell only to Republicans nowadays??!

    • L84Tea says:

      People has gone down the drain. Years ago in the late 90’s, early 2000’s I got a subscription every year because it was a good mix of celebrity and real life stories. Lately it’s tuned into a semi-tabloid. Same thing with US Weekly. Years ago it was a really fun celebrity magazine, but it’s complete trash now.

  29. Monica says:

    M&H shrug and continue living their best lives.

  30. lanne says:

    This reminds me of Pedo Andrew beaming at the BBC reporters, feeling happy and satisfied that the interview went well and would solve all of his problems. Little did he know…

    I always wonder if the royals really are as stupid as they seem to be and…they always show me that they are. Why William would want to come anywhere near the US right now is beyond me. Canada or Australia makes so much more sense.

  31. Anwahets says:

    I see William is bypassing the rota more. He is desperate to compete in the US but that fawning coverage the UK press doesn’t work there.

    The heir has become the spare. Desperately chasing after and copying his younger sibling something not even Charles does. I will repeat what I’ve said in the past, William lost the window of opportunity when he and Kate were coddled. They should have hit the ground running immediately after their wedding something Harry and Meghan did quite well.

    His desperation for the US market and their creepy cosplay of everything Harry and Meghan is obvious. His signature project went down in flames and failed to interest yhe world.
    Holding lavish parties for celebrities for climate change awards and giving exclusive interviews where he remains the main focus instead of the winners means it’s just a vanity project. Other than mentioning Costa Rica won, I have not seen any mention of the winners or what reason they won. Just a poorly executed project. Same goes for early years. These two cannot get out of their own way to shine the spotlight on others and no amount of fawning media coverage can hide that.

    • L84Tea says:

      “William lost the window of opportunity when he and Kate were coddled. They should have hit the ground running immediately after their wedding”

      100% this and I have said the same. They were quite popular here when they got married because it was Diana’s son and he was marrying an ordinary non-royal woman. People loved it. That was the time to get out there and work, work, work. But nope. They sat back, relaxed, and it turned Harry into the real king.

      • Tessa says:

        Kate was not ordinary by any means IMO. She did not have to do any real work, she just waited for the ring while her parents supported her. I had serious doubts that Kate would change her ways and she did not do much much work after the wedding. I did not know it would be so extreme that many excuses had to be spun for her.

      • L84Tea says:

        To clarify, when I say Kate was ordinary, I mean she was not an aristocrat. Trust me, I know she was spoiled and lazy before even joining the RF, but still, she was no blue blood, and that was partially what appealed to a lot of people.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate was not known in the US so she seemed like a common girl. In the UK they had covered how she did nothing for almost a decade and just went to bars and on holiday with William. Had Americans known she lived the same life as Paris Hilton, she wouldn’t have been like. But the problem now is that the Oprah interview exposed just how nasty Kate was to Meghan by not clarifying the false story. She will never get back a certain section of the American crowd. And William being a jerk to Harry won’t play well either.

        Knowing your place isn’t an American concept. It is a solely British elite concept that has been explicitly rejected in North America.

  32. Sofia says:

    But but but the monarchists told me that REAL royals don’t show PDA!!!1!1!!1

    *eye roll*

    • Nic919 says:

      Can we really call it PDA though? In one photo it is hard to tell if William is even looking at her and the other shows Kate putting her arm out and barley touching his back as if he is a stranger and not her husband. It is so forced and transparent.

      • Sofia says:

        I’m referring to when monarchists threw fits at H&M holding hands and they called that PDA hence why I called it PDA as well (although you’re right, it’s not much)

      • swirlmamad says:

        There is a photo on People’s website (taken by Chris Jackson, natch) of W+K holding hands backstage….it was super jarring to see, and a clear-cut, outright attempt to cosplay Harry and Meghan. I mean…WTF? When is the last time we have ever seen them touch each other?

      • Nic919 says:

        I have only seen two photos and the first one does not show them holding hands. Billy is turned toward her a bit and their hands look close but they aren’t actually holding hands. If there is another one I have not seen it.

      • swirlmamad says:

        @Nic919, if you go to People’s website and check the Royals section, they’ve got it front and center… artsy-fartsy black and white shot, along with the one of Kate with her hand on Will’s back. It’s….something. His face in the holding hands one is hilarious though.

  33. ABritGuest says:

    Omg I haven’t seen the recent Lifetime movie escaping the palace but apparently it has a scene where William & Kate discuss copying Harry& Meghan’s moves. How embarrassing that they weren’t off base.

    • Lorelei says:

      I am so embarrassed for them…I cannot even imagine how embarrassed they are (or should be, but they’re shameless, so)

  34. AmelieOriginal says:

    If he wanted to be taken seriously, why did he do this interview in People Mag? I feel like this kind of “serious” initiative would be better for a respected British/American newspaper or magazine? The New York Times? The Guardian? Newsweek? NatGeo? Or never mind on NatGeo, they probably would laugh and slam the door on any pitch from the Cambridges lol. His brother and sister-in-law were just on the cover of Time! They always announce initiatives in the New York Times, like the Ethic investment announcement. Why do this in People Mag? It’s like a step above of Us Weekly.

    Yes, I know People was probably one of the few publications willing to sit down and watch William do environmental cosplay.

    • nina says:

      Those are all serious newspapers and magazines. I doubt they would want to be used to propaganda. Remember, Americans are really proud of the fact that they defeated Britain and won their independence.
      They have always viewed the royals with bemused disinterest. What put them back on people’s radar again was Meghan but then they chased her home and most Americans saw that as a personal affront.

    • nina says:

      Those are all serious newspapers and magazines. I doubt they would want to be used to propaganda. Remember, Americans are really proud of the fat that they defeated Britain and won their independence.
      They have always viewed the royals with bemused disinterest. What put them back on people’s radar again was Meghan but then they chased her home and most Americans saw that as a personal affront.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Newsweek is not a respected and credible source anymore. Hasn’t been since 2014 when IBT Media bought it. They’ve been printing anything for clicks since. So, it might just be perfect for Will.

      Search collapse of Newsweek, death of Newsweek, Newsweek and the Rise of the Zombie Magazine.

  35. Mslove says:

    I think William looks like king George II.

    • Tessa says:

      Yes, he has three crosses of Hanoverian Kings in his bloodlines. He looks more and more like them now.

  36. Gina says:

    William so desperately wants to be Harry, it’s embarrassing. Has he forgotten he ought to be the future King of UK and Commonwealth? Why trying to “conquer” America? I have an advice for him: apply to green card, like many Englismen especially in entertainment business do, then show you vanity project there.
    All this, it’s just absurd. He is not well.

  37. Serena says:

    Why can’t he smile? That’s a grimace if I ever saw one.

  38. Steph says:

    Do they have next year’s booked already? Cuz he said that with confidence. Also, I looked more into the event, only 3 celebrities showed up. Are there any videos or pics of the actual event instead of the outfits cuz I want to see how full that house was.

    • Nyro says:

      It’s downhill from here. This was the inaugural event yet couldn’t even get Britain’s biggest stars to come out and support their FFK. The fact is, if you’re a young hot celebrity, being seen with W&K is not a good look. If you’re a huge megastar like Beyonce or Adele it won’t hurt you. But for everybody else, it’s gonna be a “no”.

  39. Sarah says:

    I am so confused as to why the next awards show would be in the US… Am I missing something, why here and why not in Canada or some other Commonwealth country? Obviously I know why they want it to be here but just seems weird. We have enough folks here who rally about the environment that adding W&K is not going to move the needle when it comes to “star power”.

    Also, what they don’t realize by having it here is that everyone is going to ask them about H&M and if THEY don’t appear at this event, we are not going to care about what award show you’re doing and we’ll be wondering why your family members are not present to support. Yeah this is a bad look, they should reconsider.

    • Jaded says:

      Canada would be an appropriate place to start since we’re part of the Commonwealth but WAYYY behind on their carbon emissions promises…

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    • Greywacke says:

      I keep seeing this comment about “Why the U.S. instead of the Commonwealth?” That standard doesn’t apply to Invictus on CB. How are these initiatives different? What am I missing? I’m glad Invictus is global. I understand that W&K want to come to the U.S. to compete with H&M, but that doesn’t mean Earthshot can’t also have a global presence, especially for an important issue like climate change. If it is truly a vanity project, however, it won’t lift off anywhere.

      • Nic919 says:

        Invictus was set up to be like the warrior games and involved veterans from multiple countries. There was always going to be the expectation that the games would take place in different countries.

        Earthshot is a ceremony awarding prizes and no need to move to different countries. It’s like saying the Oscars need to be held in a new city every year. It makes no sense to move them anywhere outside of the UK because that is wasteful.

  40. Lizzie says:

    And what’s the plan if the US media skewer them both, there is plenty ammo just waiting. ‘When will Andrew cooperate with the FBI, did you ask about Archies skin color, why did Kate lie and say Meghan made her cry?’ Those questions might get them global attention but not the kind they want. What then, hide out in Scotland?

  41. MA says:

    Funny how Meghan was maliciously smeared as a fame hungry Z lister when the British royals resort to a People magazine campaign. How mad are the royal rota right now?
    They are a so thirsty I’m getting secondhand embarrassment. So sick of going to the store and seeing the royal propaganda being churned out every week.

    The difference between the couples is the Sussexes organically generate interest and are not desperately trying to “conquer” any region. They are minding their own business and focusing on their own endeavors while recovering from their trauma. The Other Couple want to be worshipped for doing nothing else but existing and have to resort to embarrassing stunts and underhanded tactics to make themselves look better.

  42. MsIam says:

    Did People really even cover Harry and Meghans New York trip? I know there were articles on the website but I don’t recall any in the magazine which I thought was odd. Because when you have 60k people screaming for you just because you said “My wife” that seems like it would be right in People’s wheelhouse. But maybe I just missed it. I really can’t see why this constant coverage of the Dullbridges like they are pop stars when you have two superstars right here in the US.

    • goofpuff says:

      People magazine is a tabloid now so they only really cover sensational news, paid for puff pieces, and fashion. Its not exactly a serious news source.

    • Eurydice says:

      I don’t know about the NY trip, but People did a big cover story on H&M at the end of August.

    • Sid says:

      The new British editor of People has an agenda, and he is carrying it out like a loyal footsoldier.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Yes. The British editor of People has an agenda and it’s seems to be destroying a magazine that once upon a time was worth a few dollars of entertainment. No more. I notice my grocery store doesn’t carry it anymore and other tabs don’t move either. The cooking & decorating mags do well.

    • Chica says:

      No, People didn’t cover Harry and Meghan’s NY trip. I will be writing to complain about their Editor. Why are British royals who don’t live here getting more covers than Americans in an American publication? It’s obscene! They already have a royal quarterly. Wtf is the kind of giving them monthly covers and they’re not dong anything of significance. Absurd.

  43. booboocita says:

    “Take the USA” –? They can’t even take their own country. That pic of them strolling into the Earthshot hootenanny says it all. There are crowd control fences behind them, but no crowds. Just a mommy pushing her stroller, not even stopping to see the show or look at the royals, and some man with somewhere to go.

    They have nothing to offer except new clothes, relative youth, and a demand that all eyes be on them. Go away.

  44. Tessa says:

    People should now be called the William Weekly. William obviously does not want Harry and Meghan to get attention so he’s acting as the “star” of the family. what a pity. He is nothing like his mother in charisma nor like his father who is interested in various causes.

  45. Tessa says:

    William is not going to be a good king, He is petty and jealous and thankfully Harry and Meghan left the toxicity. I don’t think he will be a popular King either.

  46. Tessa says:

    I would not be surprised if they bring the children when they come to the US> George can dress in a green outfit to match his father, and HE will be the only one to go to events while the other two stay with the nanny.

  47. Tessa says:

    I would not be surprised if they bring the children when they come to the US> George can dress in a green outfit to match his father, and HE will be the only one to go to events while the other two stay with the nanny.

  48. Giiiirl says:

    He looks like a villain on that cover. Omg.

  49. Isabella says:

    I strongly suspect that Pao enjoys being flamed, which is why he rushed in here to troll the Sussexes.

    Meanwhile, the Cambridges are so dull that they need people to hate the Sussexes in order to get any attention. The DM seldom runs a Kate/Wills story w/out pulling in the Sussexes to get people to care.

  50. L4Frimaire says:

    This is so tedious and already stale news. To quote Don Draper from Mad Men ‘If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation. ‘ Some people are very good at this, but not these two. The conversation has already shifted.