The Prince and Princess of Wales are set to end their three-day trip to Boston on a high note, landing in the midst of a palace racist riot and being caught off guard by a Sussex documentary trailer.
A meeting with Joe Biden and a star-studded award ceremony for Prince William’s Environmental Earthshot Awards were set to cap off what could be described as a bumpy few days.
On Friday night, William met the President of the United States, shook hands and chatted near the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library and Museum. Pennsylvania media reported that Biden asked, “Where’s your jacket?” after joking that William only wore a suit and not a winter coat during the chilly months.
William said, “Mr. President, nice to see you again.”
The Prince of Wales also met the late President’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy, and in her 1962 Moonshot Speech, honored “the man who inspired our mission” and led the United States to the Moon I was. Royal awards are designed to recognize similar levels of innovation.
At the Earthshot ceremony later on Friday, Billie Eilish will lead a line-up that includes Annie Lennox, Ellie Goulding, and Beyoncé’s protégé Chloe x Halle to perform at the MGM Music Hall in Boston, 2018 Wales. concludes its first visit to the United States. 8 years.
But the headlines and TV bulletins were inevitably about the royal racism controversy involving Susan Hussey, William’s godmother and former lady-in-waiting. about that Sussex trailer.
Mrs Hussey was given an honorary post after Buckingham Palace said it was “unacceptable and very regrettable” when Ngozi Fulani, the founder of the black charity, was asked about her “true country of origin”. William and Kate were in the air on their way to Boston. Palace reception.
Then, on their second day in the US, a one-minute teaser for the upcoming Netflix documentary series on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was released online, featuring a photo of Meghan clearly in tears and a thunderous looking Kate. It was completed.
For the Welsh side, a Kensington Palace spokesperson echoed pre-visit comments, saying the couple will not be “distracted” by other things this week and will focus on meeting communities and locals across Boston. He said he was
But reports from those who were at the scene with the couple indicated that this may have been some kind of challenge. said that the mood within the Welsh camp was “not anger, but resignation, even entertainment”. Meanwhile, Sussex sources are reportedly putting provocative timing squarely at Netflix’s door.
While in Boston, where crowds braved the cold and rain to welcome them, the Prince and Princess visited Greentown Labs, a budding environmental tech entrepreneur, and the frigid Boston waterfront region threatened by rising sea levels. They also visited Roca, a nonprofit focused on urban youth violence, and sat courtside at an NBA game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat. The princess also visited the Center for Developing Children at Harvard University.
The Earthshot Awards, now in its second year, see 15 finalists competing for £1m prizes for each of the five winners. They include Kenya’s cleaner types of stoves and Dutch bubble barriers that keep plastic from entering the ocean. UK finalists are Notpla, which makes seaweed and plant-based packaging, and Low Carbon Materials, which uses plastic waste to make zero-carbon concrete blocks.
Harry and Meghan aren’t scheduled to attend the Environmental Awards on Friday.