Royal Expert Reveals How William And Catherine Are Following In Meghan And Harry's Footsteps

Who could forget when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stunned fans after they exited the royal family in early 2020? At the time, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed they planned to split their time between the UK and North America. The pair later moved to a mansion in Montecito, California and made a home in the USA, where Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, lives, per Hello! Magazine. In addition, Harry may have also had a special connection to the U.S. as his mother, Princess Diana, was said to enjoy the country and had wanted to purchase a home there before her untimely death.

Over the past two years, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have settled into life in the states, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex even admitted that he feels a sense of peace living in the United States, according to Today. However, in the same interview with Hoda Kotb, when asked about whether or not he missed his family, Harry responded, "Yes." Harry went on to reveal that it's been tough to be away from his family, especially during the pandemic, but he did confess that he feels very much at home in California with Meghan and their two children, Archie and Lilibet.

Now, just months after Harry gushed about living in the United States, it seems that Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, may be looking to take a page out of his book.

Are William and Kate looking to tackle the USA?

Prince William and Kate Middleton are headed to the United States in 2022. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Earthshot Prize awards in Boston, that will take place towards the end of the year, according to The Mirror. "The [Earthshot Prize] is back and this year, we're heading to Boston," the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tweeted. There have also been rumors that the pair may extend their trip to take a full tour of the U.S. as well, visiting places like New York and Washington D.C. Royal author Omid Scobie claims that William and Catherine may even have other reasons for heading across the pond as well.

According to Yahoo!, Scobie suggests that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge want to have a global impact that spans from the UK to other countries, such as the United States. "William is keen for his work to be seen and have an impact outside of the UK and the royal bubble," a source tells Scobie. "The charitable landscape in America is huge and he wants to have a presence," he added.

The royal author went on to speculate that William and Catherine's competitiveness with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could also be a motivating factor for wanting to conquer the U.S. "Harry's popularity in Britain may be suffering, but his rise in the U.S. has seen the Archewell Foundation receive huge attention from an impressive list of donors, and his charitable efforts and campaigning has quickly seen him acknowledged by the likes of Forbes and TIME, who named him and Meghan two of the world's most influential people," Scobie claims, adding, "It's clear the Cambridges have realized a slice of American pie would be nice, too."