The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sparked criticism during their time as working royals as well as after they quit but also drew significant attention.
As Newsweek revealed, Harry and Meghan generated more mentions in a single day in September than William and Kate did all month.
Now Prince William and the royals appear to be stepping on more controversial terrain in an effort to stake their names to the climate change debate.
The Duke of Cambridge is hoping to encourage solutions to climate change with his annual Earthshot Prize, nicknamed the eco Oscars.
And with it, he has dipped his toe into the kind of symbolic posturing that often earned the Sussexes accusations they are “woke” or hypocritical.
William told the audience on Sunday: “For too long, we haven’t done enough to protect the planet for your future. But Earthshot is for you. In the next 10 years, we are going to act. Keep learning, keep demanding change, and don’t give up hope.”
The Earthshot Prize Awards
The Earthshot Prize Awards event Sunday had a green carpet instead of a red carpet, plant-based canapés and paperless script editing.
Guests were told not to fly in for the event, meaning fewer international names posing for arrival pictures and a subtle dig, perhaps, at Prince Harry’s use of private jets.
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