William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales, arrived in Boston on their first visit to the US since 2014..
In a statement shared with CBS News, William said he and Kate were “thrilled to be back in the United States” and thanked Governor Charlie Baker and his wife Lauren Baker for their “warm welcome” in Boston. paid His first day in Massachusetts included.along with the governor and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, and the couple also planned to attend Wednesday night’s Celtics game.
“On this, our first foreign visit since the death of my grandmother (Queen Elizabeth II), I would like to thank the people of Massachusetts, and especially Boston, for paying such a high tribute to the late Queen. He fondly remembers his 1976 bicentenary tour,” William added.
On the trip, the royal family would.but is stopping. In Sommerville, Massachusetts, and meeting with local organizations responding to sea level rise in Boston. The couple will also visit Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child and highlight the work of ROKA, Inc., an organization that aims to improve lives by addressing racism, poverty and incarceration. .
On Friday, the couple will announce the winners of the Earthshot Prize, an award launched by William and David Attenborough in 2020. There are 15 finalists for five awards. The event is being held in Boston because it was the birthplace of former President John F. Kennedy, whose “Moonshot” speech about America’s space race launched William and his partners in the race to slow climate change. Encouraged to reach similar goals, according to the award. The website features several major Boston landmarks, including City Hall and the JFK Library.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 we aspired to create a truly global platform to inspire hope and urgent optimism to save the future of our planet.” together launched the Earthshot Prize,” William said in the statement. “Thank you to the people of Boston. I am so grateful to you for allowing us to host the second year of the Earthshot Prize in your great city. Catherine and I look forward to meeting many of you in the coming days. Can’t wait.”
It was also announced on Wednesday that William and Kate will meet with President Joe Biden, who will be in Boston to attend a reception for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
It is the first foreign visit the royal couple has made since taking on their new titles, a change that follows Queen Elizabeth’s death. While there were fears of the king’s death.it has gone ahead as per schedule.