The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will head stateside to present the Earthshot Prize awards in Boston, Massachusetts.
Kate Middleton and Prince William in Scotland
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In about five months, Kate Middleton and Prince William will be making their way back to the United States for an exciting event. The royal couple is planning a trip to Boston, Massachusetts, for the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony this December, Us Weekly reports.

This trip will mark the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have come stateside in eight years. "In 2022, we're back and bringing Earthshot to the USA, where we'll award the next five winners of the prize," Prince William said in a clip posted on Twitter.

The duke created the Earthshot awards back in 2020 with the mission to celebrate people and organizations alike that have created solutions to the issues plaguing the world due to climate change. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy—the daughter of John F. Kennedy, who served as the inspiration for the project's name (Moonshot was the president's project that ultimately put humans on the moon)—is thrilled to welcome the royal pair. "There is no more important Moonshot today than repairing the planet and no better place to harness the Moonshot spirit than the City of Boston," she said.

Kate and Prince William last visited the United States in December 2014 after traveling to New York City for diplomatic events. Their time in the country wasn't all work, though. They also enjoyed an NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers, where they met LeBron James.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge very much enjoyed their time in the U.S., including attending the NBA game and meeting LeBron," a source for the palace said at the time. The royal couple took home a pair of custom jerseys from the NBA champion—including one for their then-newborn, Prince George.


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