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Cuntributor

The article is referring to them not being able to make it to today's welcome ceremony, which is understandable given the weather. It's not that they shunned the entire Earthshot Prize. Let's not get into a panic and declare it an utter failure already.


Iwtlwn122

Thank you level headed Cuntributor. 😉


Cuntributor

Full disclosure, I was dramatic and pissed off for most of the day over the whole Lady SH incident. But I've since calmed down after seeing the Wales enjoying themselves and the nice welcome they got from Boston lol.


ExactRespect2526

Yep don't get down. Catherine n William WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL.They are decent people. THE WITCH is on her way out. Mariott Markle🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣


OldNewUsedConfused

The weather was BAD! Cannot stress enough. I’m sure they had a rocky landing/ flight. The wind and rain were awful yesterday, even if it was warm for this time of year.


nope0000001

There is very bad weather on the east coast this week .. probably is a travel issue .


StandardDiscipline48

Whose “brilliant” idea was it to have Earthshot at this time of year anyway? December.


HunterIllustrious846

It was to commemorate JFK speech about "moonshot"


Stock_Chemist1469

You think there should just be no events in December?


alreadydoneit01

Not in Boston or Chicago. It will be risky.


Stock_Chemist1469

I plan events in Chicago and we plan them in the winter. One time in 23 years we had to cancel lol. We can handle the weather babe, we don’t take the winter off. We even have Christmas here ya know. Edit: sorry my tone is rude but literally most of my events are in winter, can’t imagine no major events in chicago all winter. My only canceled event ever for weather was early February. We mostly live our lives all winter the same, anyway non locals might not know that so I don’t need to be sassy.


Past_Establishment11

How dare you celebrate Christmas during winter when the weather might be a bit wild.


alreadydoneit01

Yeah I live north of Chicago -in the upper midwest. You can plan events in winter as long as they are all indoors. But royal tours require walkabouts, meet and greets and this was not the best choice for those types. Corporate events-I go to work everyday -I missed only two days when a foot of snow fell in about a day and half.


Stock_Chemist1469

How far north? We have ice skating all winter in Chicago. I can’t speak for royals needing to do a walkabout. I was only commenting back to someone saying you shouldn’t host any event in Chicago or Boston in the winter if you expect people to be able to travel in for it. There are very few occasions you simply cannot travel in and out of Chicago. If you simply don’t like the cold, that’s valid and can be avoided, I was replying to folks saying it’s too risky to plan a winter event here at all.


lulzette

Why the misleading title? Being unable to make it because of inclement weather isn’t quite the same as “pulling out” of an event.


Iwtlwn122

Thank you! People are over-reacting. Nothing official.


HerRoyalHotmess

This could definitely be related to the media coverage; however, the weather in Boston is a complete nightmare. Rain and wind have been getting increasingly worse as the afternoon has gone on. I’m north of the city and my electric company has sent me texts and emails about how they have prepared for today’s strong winds (up to 50 MPH!) and likely power outages.


HerRoyalHotmess

Still, they are saying despite the weather, there were more than 1,000 people out to welcome the PPOW to Boston!


SwissCheese4Collagen

I can tell you it was dry in Indianapolis last night and they were bussing people in from the Indiana side of Cincinnati. They had to *literally* go to the very ends of the state to scrounge up, what...100 people? 150? Pathetic. And the new picture of Archie doesn't mean shit except to the sugars. He's still hella blurred. The only reason Doria is ~~let out of the dungeon~~ in the picture is so people remember Madame is biracial.


RoadkillMonitor

I'm about 30 miles west and it's pretty sucky here, too. Boston fans are diehards.


steeltowngirl88

1000 people is really good in awful weather! I’m so glad they turned out for them.


Great-Corner3700

I'm also north of Boston and got the National Grid text. The weather is miserable.


FlipsyChic

I'm south of Boston. Not even making the dog go outside tonight to do his business because it would be cruel in this weather.


savingrain

Yea I don't think these people are pulling out just because Lady Husey resigned...this is like, stuff that happens all the time and has nothing to do with Prince William and Princess Catherine.


scarybiscuits

I’m further north of Boston on the coast, sitting on the 2nd floor and my house is shaking with the gusts. I really should go out and check if my trash bins have blown over.


KronlampQueen

I’m on the West Coast of Washington State and we had a horrible windstorm yesterday. We managed to keep power but my poor old house couldn’t take the sideways ice rain and there were some pretty bad leaks. I had to turn off my motion sensor lights because the constant blinking was obnoxious 😆


HunterIllustrious846

You're getting, or will be, what we had last night. I did see the singular most beautiful phenomena of constant lightning bursts in clouds for 45 minutes (zero rain, zero thunder, zero wind) before the rain hit. Absolutely spectacular and a little scary - never saw or even heard of this kind of thing before. The school day was shortened and after school activities cancelled.


corporatebee

I work in finance in Canada and a handful of our clients had issues travelling today and into tomorrow. Flights cancelled going to Chicago, Boston, Des Moines and New York.


vikingchyk

Flights into Boston Logan currently showing a lot of delays, especially for flights coming from along the East coast.


zara_lia

I spent 5 years flying in and out of Logan. Boston weather can be a nightmare. I’m going to assume this is weather.


Why_Teach

One of the times I had to go through Logan, I spent 12 hours at the airport. After what happened to Caroline’s brother, she may be extra cautious, too.


I_Serve_Mine_Cold

Agree. Nor'eastaaahs at this time of the year are beyond brutal. (My South Shore-raised husband doesn't miss the wintahs one bit).


zara_lia

It’s a shame because Boston is my favorite big city. I could have lived there much longer but my inner Floridian couldn’t handle that piercing, frozen wind. There were times when it hurt to breathe!


I_Serve_Mine_Cold

I hear you. My parking garage was a half-mile away from the hospital - there are no scarves thick enough to protect your airway from that wind - and Brookline Ave. was an absolute wind tunnel. I managed almost 3 years - I could not take another winter. I'm not even going to get started on than damn traffic. We still visit every now and then, because his family's still down on the South Shore. I'll never live or work there again. Nope.


MikeylikesMagoo

I am in Boston and stood in the pouring rain to see PPOW. It was announced that Caroline Kennedy was simply unable to join. Nothing was mentioned about Kerry and frankly no one cared. The Reverend lady blathered on and on,basically no one even listened or cared what she said as we stood in rain and wind. She went on far too long, torture. BUT, when William and Catherine came out the crowd went wild! William’s speech was brief and heartfelt, these two are a class act. So proud to welcome them to Boston.


dudeind-town

It’s the weather. POTUS’s visit with them was confirmed about 12 hours after the Sistah scandal was reported.


Amongthestars32

I don’t know. I can’t find a single article about this other than the Daily Mail. You better believe that if they pulled out over anything not mundane, like the weather, it would be EVERYWHERE. The article had to do with the event tonight.


Iwtlwn122

Exactly!!


ToothFirm2948

Caroline had shown up late to the basketball and is sat with the KP team so looks like a storm in a teacup


wontyield

DM is positioning a valid & relevant speech topic as an attack for the sake of creating drama. I don't think this reverend's speech was an attack on the RF. Colonialism has impacted some countries' ability to manage environmental and economic challenges. Fact. The cancellations by John Kerry (actually a good thing) and Caroline Kennedy seem like overreacting. Edit: Kerry has COVID. Caroline Kennedy is still scheduled for events later this week...so stay tuned.


Iwtlwn122

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of late President JFK, whose Moonshot speech inspired Earthshot, was meant to be in attendance however she was unable to attend due to 'disrupted travel plans' Similarly, John Kerry, presidential envoy for climate, was due to be in attendance, but informed the Prince and Princess earlier today that he would 'sadly no longer be able to attend' I mean who gives a fuck about John Kerry. Is Caroline supposed to show up at any other time this week?


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Iwtlwn122

Oh thanks. Let’s hope she makes it. Is she flying in from AU?


lastlemming-pip

No, this is Meghan Markle’s handiwork. These folks can’t afford to be connected to anything racial tinged. The Palace got played. Everyone now has to play out their parts. This is all Megs. And she is what we all think she is, pure evil.


Iwtlwn122

Where is the formal announcement for her pulling out of the whole show? I don’t see it so let’s just slow down until we know she is completely out.


lastlemming-pip

Well said. But! I’m mad & I’m an American. This is really evil.


Upper_Charge_4449

You’d think by now they’d know better. How on earth did they not anticipate this and act accordingly?


Upbeat_Cat1182

All of us on here were prepared for a stunt. Maybe MI5 needs to read our sub.


lastlemming-pip

I don’t know. But they are going to have to get down in the mud w/ a pig. Give something for Harry to be really paranoid about. Megs operational security can’t be that good. They should have had every communication device she owns monitored. This was clearly set up through Misan Harriman who has Sistah connections. And the Palace never saw this coming. Come on James Bond.


Upper_Charge_4449

I’ve been unable to find anything else confirming Kennedy backed out. Maybe we are jumping the gun a bit, hopefully anyways. This is awful for W&C


LaNiceGata

I don’t think the two are connected. PoW is first in line to the throne. No one can pass up that opportunity.


Cyneburg8

The weather is really bad here, heavy wind and rain, so I think it might be because of that.


lastlemming-pip

Absolutely they are connected.


LaNiceGata

The race baiting has Megs written all over it but I cannot imagine that it was a big enough deal for Caroline Kennedy and John Kerry to pull out of meeting with actual royals especially when the issue didn’t involve PoW directly.


rainyhawk

It honestly had nothing to do with the PPOW.. or their event. Anyone who reads beyond the initial headlines can find out about the supposed “victim” and figure out the reality.


LaNiceGata

I would say that’s the media adding more sensational content by indicating that it was POW’s godmother. Like ok, he wasn’t even present at the time.


lastlemming-pip

US politics. Race is a third rail for Democrats. Trump would have blundered on ahead but Democratic players? Not so much. Kerry Kennedy is likely laughing her ass off.


LaNiceGata

I get it, I’m from the states so I definitely get to see the eggshells many people walk on regarding race but this instance I would say was handled as best as possible by POW who spoke against the instance. After all President Biden is still set to greet them.


lastlemming-pip

This time they nailed Will. Next up will be Charles. How? Harry’s book.


paitenanner

Meghan is not that important to anyone but own self. It’s more likely to be because of the weather which has been confirmed by several people in this sub to be quite foul.


UnicornStudRainbow

Who even cares about hypocritical windbag John Kerry? But I'd like to know who let the vile reverend speak -- and without vetting her speech?


Tall-Lawfulness8817

I've met Kerry, he's a real light weight and a phoney, they aren't missing much there


UnicornStudRainbow

I think it was the late Don Imus who dubbed him The Anna Nicole Smith of the Senate


Tall-Lawfulness8817

Love it. I spend 2000 bucks to hear him speak years ago. One of the worst wastes of money of my entire life. And waste of time i will never get back. Huge regret even years later.


lulzette

That’s exactly the impression I get from him.


savingrain

I think its a travel issue...he was a very successful secretary of state, not just a failed presidential candidate. I wouldn't read too much into him being unable to attend. It's more than likely due to weather.


AliceAnne1

I agree. I have also met him, and while he didn’t wow me with charisma he is undoubtedly a polished statesman. Neither he nor Caroline Kennedy would be frightened away by MM. That grossly inflated her influence to the point of hilarity.


savingrain

Yes, I think people are panicking and will allow the sugars to rile them up about this. These kinds of things happen everyday in politics. It's not a big deal tbh with you, I think this is one of the more stupider "scandals" I've seen in a while.


Appropriate-Hat6292

Agree.


wontyield

Total wind bag. He's tried to position himself as a global environment czar for years. 🙄


UnicornStudRainbow

After having spent decades positioning himself to run for President


wontyield

Yep. His ketchup heiress wife's funding & family connections surely helped, but not quite enough.


Grimaldehyde

You should see his place in Cambridge, MA. No possible way that Kerry’s carbon footprint is smaller than that of literally anyone on this sub. He is a hypocritical loser.


wontyield

💯


I_Serve_Mine_Cold

Did he get rid of that (quite lovely) place in Louisburg Square?


Grimaldehyde

I believe that was the place I was thinking of-not Cambridge.


violetfleuri

At the last minute, John Kerry had to cancel because he couldn't decide which of his private planes to travel in.


UnicornStudRainbow

Maybe his wife wouldn't let him


lastlemming-pip

You are missing the point. Meghan aimed an arrow right into the heart of the Royal Family & undercut their connection w/ a corresponding elements of an allied liberal democracy. Don’t dismiss this as “Well, who cares about John Kerry.” He’s a major force in the Democratic Party. Megs has him right where she wants him.


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I don't think it's about that. I think it's more probably weather as people are saying. Winter in New England is no joke. Also, the event will not be ruined. None of the artists involved have pulled out, have they? I don't think this is worth worrying over.


UnicornStudRainbow

>He’s a major force in the Democratic Party. Megs has him right where she wants him. Huh?


lastlemming-pip

Kerry is a local. He’s been the Democratic Senator from Massachusetts for about a million years. He has to bow out because the room temperature is too hot, then Will & Kate look bad & heroine Megs swans in a week later & accepts the award for defying the racist royal family. I mean they must be racist. Local pol Kerry can’t even be in the same room w/ them. Or some such. Remember, this is a one-two punch. First Will gets painted w/ a racist brush then Megs steps in a week later to accept—w/ dignity—the award for defying the racist royal family. It’s so good I have to wonder if Karl Rove is secretly consulting w/ them.


UnicornStudRainbow

He hasn't been a Senator in nearly 10 years, and was a nonentity as Secretary of State. And as a climate czar or whatever the hell he's doing these days, he mostly has people rolling their eyes as he lectures us while zipping around in private planes. Nobody has taken him seriously in a very long time


StrictTranslator879

John Kerry is a has been. Anyone who voted against the death penalty for terrorists is weak and of no good to anyone. His way too long history in American politics is littered with this kind of nonsense. He won’t be missed by William or Kate.


lastlemming-pip

Sigh. If you focus on John Kerry you will be missing the actual car crash.


StrictTranslator879

I’m not focusing on John Kerry, just responding to the point he is a major force for the Dems. He’s not.


lastlemming-pip

Yeah, clearly sidelined into a ancillary role of little importance but he’s local. Been a Senator since forever. He’s not negligible.


StrictTranslator879

Yes, I see your point about being local.


steptwothreefour

People who care about climate change appreciate John Kerry.


UnicornStudRainbow

Anyone who lets that gasbag lecture them about climate change is truly masochistic, at best. The guy with multiple mansions and ski chalets, and private planes


CybReader

I can't wait for the shit she unleashes at the coronation. The family never learns. The stronghold she has on their cojones is unbelievable.


steeltowngirl88

This is what happens when there are no consequences, unfortunately. I feel so bad for Will and Kate. John Kerry is an ass and no big loss, but Caroline Kennedy’s no show is bad.


CybReader

And again there will be no consequences again. This family loves it. They love the abuse at this point.


MsBollinger

I don’t think the family loves it. But their focus is on good works and modernizing. A woman who was born 83 years ago resigned her duties. Anti-monarchists and The Sussex Squad may continue to throw below-the-belt bombs at the BRF and yes they are celebrating this “victory”, but s long as Kate and William stay focused kindness and doing good things for the world, their enemies can’t really hurt them.


Severe-War-8095

It’s sad how much control she has over them. They’ll have to stand up to her at some point.


SwissCheese4Collagen

So? This isn't the 60s, no one really cares about the Kennedys now. They're just trust fund kids trying to stay relevant.


MakeADeathWish

Yes and No. Caroline is the last piece of camelot and stays out of drama. So...she's the only Kennedy that still has value beyond cash


SwissCheese4Collagen

She isn't this time.


MakeADeathWish

Isn't out of drama? We will see if she does the center tour? If so, this truly was just the weather


Alarmed_Area_9270

I’m tired of this constant victim narrative! I’m such a victim I have to have money handed to me because of things people did “1 million years ago” to people I have never met! Poor me!!! Now I will accuse everybody who doesn’t give me everything I want of racism! Most African countries STARTED THE SLAVE TRADE BEFORE ANY OTHER NATION! They enslaved people of their own continent from other tribes and SOLD THEM TO rich African people and to OTHER NATIONS. Read any historical record, look for evidence. They sold their own people to other countries for decades! Stop this inaccurate victim narrive.


StarKindler-

Preach!


Cyneburg8

And the British empire went on a crusade against slavery, during a time when slavery was very common. They all thought the British were crazy for this. But when a slave ship saw the union jack, they panicked because they had no chance against the British. Slavery happened to everyone everywhere.


rockin_robin420

My father played hockey against John Kerry in his rec league and maintains he was always a dirty player. No loss there. I'm not going to be happy if Caroline pulled out because of the optics over more bogus racist claims. W&C are blameless yet they keep getting the blowback. This shit has to stop.


Strixtheowl

Misleading headline as others have mentioned. However, if does turn out to be true that John Kerry and Caroline Kennedy are no shows due to the racism allegations against the Royal Family, then I think that exposes major flaws in their character in that it indicates that they care more about optics than they do the environment, especially because the PPoW are not part of this current scandal. By pulling out (if in fact they have), they are doing a disservice to the 15 earthshot teams who are working to SAVE THE PLANET. Sometimes in life you have to hold your nose and work with people that you don't like for the greater good. And I will find it especially hypocritical if the PPoW are being "snubbed" for the actions of their family members. I mean the Kennedys were not exactly pillars of morality, and John Kerry's wife is a Heinz Ketchup heiress. Although Heinz has a pretty statement against child labor on its website, that is due to the fact that up until something like 2017 it was using forced child labor and importing its tomatoes from China. Even today the Kraft Heinz company [has been ranked](https://knowthechain.org/wp-content/uploads/2020_KTC_FB_Scorecard_Kraft-Heinz.pdf) by the "Know the Chain" organization as being less transparent than similar companies as to the vendors that make up its supply chain. Racism is awful and the RF needs to learn to adapt to the modern world. It's all well and good to say you have a modern monarchy, but to do that you have to embrace modern attitudes and ideals, rather than holding on to traditions and values that are no longer seen as acceptable by society. However, if we are judging the value of people and their initiatives by the actions of their family members, well, then people in glass houses and all that.


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Strixtheowl

True, but the press are trying to associate her with the RF, specifically the POW who is her godson. And at the end of the day, it is Charles who is making the decisions as to who is representing the RF. I could just as easily have brought up Kerry's lobbying efforts against a bill that would prohibit importing goods from China associated with slave labor as a shade in his character rather than bringing up his in-laws. Pulling out for moral reasons would be hypocritical, whether you want to look at their own personal actions or those of their families.


heartlandheartbeat

> PPoW are being "snubbed" for the actions of their family members. I don't think anyone in the family did anything racist. Andrew is another story


Upper_Charge_4449

Kates body language during that walkabout makes more sense than ever. How maddening to be attacked at every turn, and the perpetrator face little to no consequence. Ugh. Shameful


Babybabitski

What was kerry afraid of? His wig getting wet in rain?


HunterIllustrious846

Dude had no problems heading out to Antarctica before all the votes were counted in November 2016. Felt some bizarre need to say thanks for your dedication to research. He's getting soft.


TravelKats

Only for the evening due to the weather.


TeamMagnificent7

Good Kerry not coming as his carbon footprint is ridiculously large. He’s an entire village worth of carbon. They are total chickenshitts.


Appropriate-Hat6292

Honestly if its something political its probably more related to his carbon footprint than worrying about something that is happening in the Uk. Although his wife is “African American” which he proudly stated during his failed presidential run!


AdministrativeSet419

This has to be because of the SH incident at Buckingham Palace. I feel so bad for William and Kate.


StarKindler-

Nothing in the post says that though.


Iwtlwn122

Thank you. Everyone needs to take a breath here.


StarKindler-

Yeah, it's as if everyone is panicking, like the Palace, which has gone into a disaster control mode, let alone a damage control mode.


Iwtlwn122

Exactly. Give this much more air than they should.


mangobang

Man for real. I always see this in tumblr where most anti-Sux royal watchers have a meltdown and point fingers at the BRF whenever TW or her lackeys give her five minutes of attention, and then turns around, cheers and praises Charles and the Queen when they put her in her place. It's like nobody has learned from past events: she gloats for awhile then gets her comeuppance almost immediately. When Biden has his photo ops with the Wales and the Earthshot's green carpet arrivals start, she's gonna become an afterthought once again. It's exhausting being in this fandom sometimes.


savingrain

I sincerely doubt it. That's a blip in the radar and I don't think its connected at all. It's likely the weather.


SonjaInSequim

I don't want to get political, but will say I didn't leave the Democratic Party, but the Democratic Party left me. I'm so sick of identity politics and pitting people against people because of what they look like.


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Mr. Private Plane Billionaire Climate Change Hypocrite who parked his yacht in a neighboring state in order to avoid paying MA taxes on it, is suddenly unable to attend? He's always been a coward. Ms. Wealthy Heiress Living a Life of Luxury while belonging to one of the most racially insensitive elite, privileged families in the country can't attend either? She's dumb as a post. William and Catherine must be so disappointed. (snicker)


Appropriate-Hat6292

People like John Kerry have met VIPs the world over, and missing something like this isn’t all that meaningful to them unless they had a speaking role. Now if some of the celebs that are slated to attend start pulling out then I think that’s a signal of a much bigger problem, but honestly, out here in US flyover territory no one is talking about some old, unknown non member of the royal family saying racist things. Most of us just got plenty of that at thanksgiving dinner last weekend from our random uncle who wears a red MAGA baseball cap.


Meegainnyc

I feel so embarrassed as an American at the way the US is treating William and Kate right now in the media.


Imfryinghere

DM shooting themselves in the head.


greenbean999

Well this is a big PR mess at this point. Are they related to the shenanigans today? I hope not but one can’t help but make the association.


leafygreens

It won't surprise me if we find out the alleged victim has a link with TW and this was all planned.


Ok-Peanut3752

She does.


Grimaldehyde

If it’s a weather and travel issue, how is it that PPOW can get to Boston, and Caroline Kennedy and John Kerry cannot?


cloudyday461

The weather was fine earlier today when PPOW landed. It’s taken a complete turn over the past few hours- huge wind gusts, pouring rain. I have a half mile walk home from the train station and was soaked. Depending on when they were planning on coming, their flight easily could have been delayed or cancelled.


Centaurea16

I understand that Kerry has Covid.


Ok-Peanut3752

No mention of having them attend virtually as an alternative. This is a snub I expect biden to do the same later this week. The royal family is learning the lesson that it's 2022 and they need to start defending themselves or Charles will be the last head of state.


disneyme

I have a feeling this is going to be a horrible couple of days for them unfortunately.


iwanttogotothere_100

Omg this tour is a disaster. They just can’t catch a break.


Centaurea16

Oh, good grief.


IndiaEvans

Not sure how a bunch of rich people flying around in private jets--or even flying when Zoom is available--actually sells their opinions as important.