Prince William and Kate visit the US For the first time in 8 years
The new Prince and Princess of Wales arrived in Boston on Wednesday. Ahead of the announcement of the results of the second Earthshot Prize Awards this week, on Her Majesty’s first trip to the United States since 2014.
The couple flew into the city on a commercial flight when Conflict erupted returned home after an aide resigned after a speech It was “unacceptable and deeply regrettable” to a black executive who visited Buckingham Palace earlier this week. Prince William and Kate visit the US.
Lady Susan Hussey, Prince William’s godmother Queen Elizabeth II, who has served as Queen Elizabeth II’s waitress for six decades, was identified by British media as an aide to deliver a speech at the palace on Tuesday.
She has repeatedly asked the founders of black British charities. where she came from “really”
The charity’s head, Ngozi Fulani, said after identifying himself as British with a helper at the reception. The assistant asked her, “Where did you really come from?” “Where did your people come from?” and “When did you first come here?”
A spokesman for William said: “Racism does not exist in our society. These comments are unacceptable. It is right that the person involved stepped down.”
Kensington Palace condemned the incident. by saying such words It was “unacceptable” and was “the right of the persons involved to step aside with immediate effect”.
This is a visit to the United States. The couple’s first time since then. their trip to New York Eight years ago, the couple still acted earlier. California whirlwind tour A few months after their wedding in 2011.
The trip was an opportunity for William to show how he intends to adapt to his role as the new Prince of Wales from his predecessor. While Catherine hopes to charm the public Just as her previous landlord could easily do. But on her own terms.
William founded the 2020 Climate Change Prize in hopes of harnessing the world’s brightest minds to face some of the most pressing environmental challenges facing humanity.
Each year for the next decade, five winners will receive £1 million (approximately $1.12 million) to fund creative solutions to the climate crisis.
The heir to the British throne was inspired to launch the program by President John F. Kennedy. Speech “Crescent Moon” In 1962, when he was assigned to the United States pushing space exploration.
Hundreds gathered at Speaker’s Corner outside Capitol despite the rain and sweltering temperatures. to see the royal couple The crowd cheered and cheered as the couple walked outside with city officials.
Taking the podium, Prince William told the benefactors, he and his wife, that Catherine was “delighted to be with you today. For the first engagement in the great city of Boston As we begin the countdown to the Earthshot Prize this Friday.”
The 40-year-old royal said Boston was a “The obvious choice” for this year’s ceremony as the former president’s hometown and “because of your vibrant universities, research centers and start-ups.” Makes you a global leader in science, innovation and boundless ambition.
“Like President Kennedy Catherine and I firmly believe that we all have this in ourselves to achieve great things. and human beings have the ability to lead Innovate and solve problems,” William continued.
“We can’t wait to celebrate the Earthshot Prize finalists this week, and we’re both looking forward to spending the next few days learning about the creative ways Massachusetts live in the world. dealing with climate change,” he added.
The pair were then joined by Mayor Michelle Wu and Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey to help kick off the city’s official Earthshot celebrations. And when the button is pressed, municipal buildings and other landmarks are lit in green.
Their busy schedule on Wednesday saw them attend a Boston Celtics game against the Miami Heat in downtown Boston. They sat on the sidelines playing games alongside Healy.
Although Prince William and Kate’s visit to the state will not be an official visit. But the senior royals didn’t just parachute into Friday night’s glittering ceremony.
They had a crowded three-day visit. During which they will turn their attention to initiatives in Boston’s toughest communities and meet with local Indigenous leaders.
Kensington Palace Spokesperson Tell CNN the couple are eager to have more time in Boston. so that they can get to know different communities and learn about the climate-related challenges facing this coastal city.
before the current racism occurs The couple’s trip was also viewed by some as an opportunity to reset perceptions in the United States after years of damaging work.
The new season of Netflix’s “The Crown” has revived old criticisms of the monarchy, while At the year 2021 of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Interview with Oprah Winfrey tarnish the reputation of the family.
They claim family members do it. racist speech And the Academy dumped Meghan when she accepted. thoughts of suicide While pregnant with their first child, Archie, William later defended the monarchy saying, “We are not a racist family.”
Incidentally, a few days after this tour. Harry and Meghan are set to receive awards for their work through the Archiewell Foundation on Race, Mental Health and Social Impact.
The Sussexes have been named recipients of the annual Ripple of Hope award. 2022 by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (RFKHR). They join Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and others being honored this year.
RFKHR chairman Kerry Kennedy announced the tribute last month, saying the pair were “always outstanding in their willingness to speak up and change narratives about race justice and mental health around the world.”
“They embody the type of moral prowess that my father used to call the ‘One of the most essential and essential qualities for those trying to change the most painfully changing world.’”
There are no plans for siblings and their spouses while in the same country. Their priority is Earthshot, and they understand well enough to know that a family reunion will overshadow their purpose.
High-ranking royals will hope to draw public attention to the causes they support and the work they do during their stay in the United States.
“This award has become Prince’s Superbowl moment of the year. And he looks forward to continuing to use this platform every year to shine a light on some of the most impactful projects doing amazing things around the world to help the future of our planet.” Kensington Palace spokesman. said
One meeting on the card is Chasing US President Joe Bidenwho will greet the pair as they visit Boston for a fundraiser on Friday. According to the White House report.
US visit ends On Friday at the big Earthshot event where all the stars gathered. which combines innovation with entertainment.
Singers Annie Lennox, Billie Eilish and Ellie Goulding will perform, and five winners will be announced by a host, including Oscar winner Rami Malek. Shailene Woodley, actress and Catherine O’Hara from Schitt’s Creek.
British broadcaster Clara Amfo will return to host alongside veteran broadcaster Daniel Dae Kim, David Attenborough. naturalist And all around national treasures will also participate in this magnificent exhibition.
The awards will air in the UK on Sunday on the BBC at 5:30 p.m. GMT. It is scheduled to air on PBS on December 14, but will begin streaming on the broadcaster’s website and app on Monday. Viewers across Africa will be able to watch the ceremony on Monday when it airs on Multichoice at 5pm.
Correction: This trip was a royal visit to the United States. Prince William and Kate’s first since 2014. This story has been edited to remove an editing error that incorrectly described the date of their last trip.