Monday, January 30, 2023

Basketball and technology fill the first hour of The Princess of Wales in America

Washington, Dec 1 A Boston Celtics basketball game and a visit to a tech project incubator were some of the first activities the Prince of Wales took part in on his visit to the United States.

Prince William and Princess Kate arrived in Boston on Wednesday night, where they will stay for three days. They were welcomed by Mayor Michelle Wu and Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and attended a ceremony to mark the countdown to the Earthshot Prize, which will be awarded this Friday.

After the ceremony, the Princes of Wales attended a basketball game that pitted the Boston Celtics against the Miami Heat and sat courtside with Celtics legend Tom “Satch” Sanders.

Guillermo and Kate haven’t set foot on American soil since 2014, when they moved to New York, and were previously in Los Angeles (USA) in 2011.

According to the White House, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, plans to see the princes tomorrow, Friday, in Boston, where he will go to participate in a fundraising event.

The royal couple are not expected to meet the Duke of Sussex, Enrique and Meghan Markle, who have been living in the US since 2020 when they decided to stop working for the British royal family and become financially independent .

In Thursday’s session, Enrique and Kate visited the Greentown Labs think tank in Somerville to see what local organizations in Boston are doing to create a more sustainable world.

He also visited Roca, a non-profit organization in the Chelsea neighborhood that helps at-risk young people, where he greeted several people who had come to receive him.

On Friday, Princess Kate is scheduled to tour Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child alone, while Prince William will visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

At night, the main act of his visit will be the Earthshot Environmental Awards ceremony, which rewards those who develop solutions to repair the planet and regenerate natural resources.

The Earthshot Prize, inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s “Moonshot” speech, is an ambitious global environmental prize that aims to discover and celebrate these innovative projects.

“Catherine and I are delighted to be back in the United States and deeply grateful to Governor Baker and the First Lady of Massachusetts for their warm welcome to Boston,” Guillermo said in a statement released after landing.

The Prince of Wales’ statement also expressed his gratitude for the tribute paid by the people of Boston to his late grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, who died in early September.

“On this, our first trip abroad since my grandmother’s death, I want to thank the people of Massachusetts, and especially Boston, for the many tributes paid to the late Queen,” the statement said.

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