Cele Otnes, a US professor of marketing specializing in how the Firm brands itself, predicted there would be lots of press coverage and crowds if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were to focus their time State side – now home to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex . She said people in America understood the future King and Queen as the “future of the royal brand” which is “not the case for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry”.
Ms Otnes told Express.co.uk: “I think I can safely say that if they come, there will be no doubt they will be received warmly and there will be lots of press coverage —and crowds where allowed —accompanying their visit.
“People understand them as the future of the royal brand, and that certainly not the case for Meghan and Harry. “
Her comments come after Meghan and Harry’s biographer Omid Scobie said Prince William was set to follow in his brother Harry’s footsteps and ramp up efforts to increase his popularity in the US.
Prince William and Kate will visit Boston in December for the Earthshot Prize, their first trip to the US in eight years.
It’ll be their third time in America – in 2014, they visited New York and in 2011, they visited Los Angeles.
The news prompted speculation the couple would embark on a full blown US tour.
Mr Scobie added: “Sources tell me that preliminary conversations about a fundraising event – similar to the $50,000-a-head dinner the couple hosted during eight years ago in New York – have already taken place.
“Recon, I’m also told, has also been scheduled for a number of royal engagements and activities for the couple in Boston and beyond. Perhaps even a trip to Washington DC.”
Meghan and Prince Harry live in California with their two children, Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana after their sensational decision to quit as senior members of the Royal Family in 2020.