Prince William and Kate arrive in Boston for first US visit since 2014

The public welcome to Boston City Hall for the royal visit on Wednesday afternoon

The public welcome to Boston City Hall for the royal visit on Wednesday afternoon


William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales, arrive in Boston for their first visit to the United States since 2014. this pair will be three days in the usa,

In a statement shared with CBS News, William said he and Kate were “delighted to be back in the United States” and thanked Governor Charlie Baker and his wife, Lauren Baker, for their “warm welcome” in Boston. one of his first day in massachusetts Boston City Hall Tour with Governor and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, and the couple also plan to attend Wednesday night’s Celtics game.

,On this, our first trip abroad since the death of my grandmother (Queen Elizabeth II), I want to thank the people of Massachusetts, and Boston in particular, for the many tributes paid to the late Queen. He recalled with great fondness his 1976 bicentenary visit,” William said.

The Prince and Princess of Wales visit Boston - Day 1
Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales arrive at Logan International Airport on November 30, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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On travel, the royals will Focus on environmental innovation and climate change solutionsstop at Greentown Labs Meeting with local organizations responding to sea level rise in Somerville, Massachusetts, and Boston. The pair will also visit Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child and ROCA, Inc., an organization that aims to improve lives by addressing racism, poverty and incarceration. Will highlight the work of

On Friday, the pair will announce the winners of the Earthshot Prize, a prize launched in 2020 by William and David Attenborough. There are 15 finalists for the five awards. The ceremony is taking place in Boston because it was the birthplace of former President John F. Kennedy, whose “moonshot” speech about America’s space race inspired William and his colleagues to reach similar goals in the race to slow climate change. Done, according to the award website. Several Boston landmarks, including City Hall and the JFK Library will light up with green light During the royal visit to celebrate the award, CBS Boston reports.

“My grandmother was one of life’s optimists. And so am I. That’s why last year we launched the EarthShot Prize with the ambition of creating a truly global platform to inspire hope and immediate optimism to save Earth’s future. did.” “Williams said in the statement. “To the people of Boston, thank you. I am so grateful to you for allowing me to host the second year of the Earthshot Awards in your great city. Catherine and I can’t wait to meet many of you in the coming days”

It was also announced that the royal couple President will meet Joe BidenJoe will be in Boston on Friday to attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reception.

It is the royal couple’s first foreign trip since the transition following the death of Queen Elizabeth, who inherited their new titles. while there was concern that the emperor had died travel will be affectedIt has proceeded as scheduled.

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