When my Royally Obsessed podcast cohost, Rachel Bowie, and I first heard the news that “the British are coming!”—as in, the newly minted Prince and Princess of Wales were coming to Boston—we knew we couldn’t miss this few-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We also knew it’d be *huge*—their first trip to America in eight years!—and that we needed to properly honor the occasion.
That’s when we decided we needed to make the trek to Boston to see if we could spot Kate and Wills IRL, and host an event to toast not only the royals, but also the Earthshot Awards, aka Prince William’s climate change prize whose aim is to fix our biggest environmental problems in the next decade. And doing so with sustainability in mind would only be fitting, which is where one of the royals’ favorite brands, Rothy’s, came in. ‘Royally Obsessed Presents: A Toast to Earthshot’ was born.