Prince William and Kate Middleton want to focus more on the US and break out of the 'royal bubble', according to an expert

Prince William and Kate Middleton are keen for a "slice of American Pie" according to a royal expert

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Prince Harry and Kate Middleton could be harboring a secret desire to take on the US, according to a royal expert.

According to royal expert and author Omid Scobie, who is one of the writers behind the Finding Freedom biography of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Prince William and Kate Middleton as keen to crack the US market for a "slice of American pie".

Last week, the announcement came that Prince William's Earthshot Prize Awards would be held in Boston at the end of 2022, meaning the Prince will make the journey across the pond and likely spend time with his brother Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle in the US. Last year the event was held at Alexandra Palace in the US.

Writing in his column on Yahoo, he claims that a source told him, "William is keen for his work to be seen and have an impact outside of the UK and the royal bubble.

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"The charitable landscape in America is huge and he wants to have a presence.

"Though the source made no mention of it, I wondered if a little competitiveness with his brother might be in the mix, too.

"Harry’s popularity in Britain may be suffering, but his rise in the US 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 continued that there's more and more interest in the British Monarchy from the US, writing, "Past statistics have shown that out of the millions of Americans travelling to London each year – often more than any other country – the majority continue to put royal attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Tower of London on the top of their to-do lists."

Lauren Hughes

Lauren is the former Deputy Digital Editor at woman&home and became a journalist mainly because she enjoys being nosy. With a background in features journalism, Lauren worked on the woman&home brand for four years before going freelance. Before woman&home Lauren worked across a variety of women's lifestyle titles, including GoodTo, Woman's Own, and Woman magazine.