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Prince William to avoid ‘Prince Harry’ during first solo trip to US

Prince William's visit to New York will focus on global causes and mental health while his popularity soars in the US.

Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales listens during a visit to Kings Pitt Farm in Hereford, western England, on September 14, 2023. (Photo by Cameron Smith / POOL / AFP) (Cameron Smith / POOL / AFP)Premium
Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales listens during a visit to Kings Pitt Farm in Hereford, western England, on September 14, 2023. (Photo by Cameron Smith / POOL / AFP) (Cameron Smith / POOL / AFP)

Prince William, in a whirlwind two-day trip to New York, is poised to capture American hearts while advocating for urgent global causes. The Duke of Cambridge is not only setting out to expand the international reach of his Earthshot innovation awards but will also delve into discussions on mental health with New York’s firefighters. The visit, his first solo trip to the US in an official capacity, comes at a time when his popularity is reportedly soaring in the States.

According to recent Gallup polls, the Prince of Wales finds himself ahead of American President Joe Biden and even Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, in terms of public favour.

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A recent YouGov survey shows that Princess Kate Middleton continues to be the most adored British Royal in the US. William and his brother Prince Harry are closely matched in popularity, trailing behind her. Meanwhile, Meghan Markle lags significantly in the American public favour.

While in New York, he's scheduled to meet UN Secretary-General António Guterres and other global leaders privately. This highlights William's growing importance as a world statesman and not just as British royalty.

Observers note the Royal's appeal has surged in the US, particularly among younger Americans who are deeply concerned about environmental issues. Daisy Prince, the editor of the New York-based Digital Party newsletter, observed that Prince William's focus on ecological matters resonates with this demographic.

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Adding glamour to his visit, Prince William will be seen alongside double Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett, a staunch supporter of his Earthshot Prize. 

Despite numerous interview requests from major American television networks, Kensington Palace has declined them all, as per the Daily Express. Senior advisers have also indicated that William will not discuss his strained relationship with Prince Harry or any other matters that could divert attention.

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Sounak Mukhopadhyay
Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and sports. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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Published: 18 Sep 2023, 12:01 PM IST
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