Prince William and Princess Catherine arrive in Boston on first trip since Queen Elizabeth II’s death

William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales, arrived in Boston for their first visit to the United States since 2014. The duo will be in the United States for three days.

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’ to Boston. . Their first day in Massachusetts included a visit to boston city hall with Boston Governor and Mayor Michelle Wu, and the couple had also planned to attend Wednesday night’s Celtics game.

On the occasion of our first visit abroad since the death of my grandmother (Queen Elizabeth II), I would like to thank the people of Massachusetts and in particular of Boston for the many tributes they have paid to the late queen. She remembered her 1976 bicentenary visit with great fondness,” William added.

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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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During the trip, the royal family focus on environmental innovation and climate change solutionsstopping at Greentown Laboratories 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 Roca, 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 William and David Attenborough launched in 2020. There are 15 finalists for the five prizes. The ceremony takes 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 partners to achieve similar goals in the space race. slowing climate change, depending on the price. website. Several Boston landmarks, including City Hall and the JFK Library, will light up green during the royal visit to celebrate the award, reports CBS Boston.

“My grandmother was one of life’s optimists. So was I. That’s why last year we launched the Earthshot Prize with the ambition to create a truly global platform to inspire the hope and urgent optimism as we seek to save the future of our planet,” Guillaume said in the statement. “To the people of Boston, thank you. 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 days ahead.”

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

It is the royal couple’s first overseas trip since inheriting their new titles, a change that came after the death of Queen Elizabeth. While it was feared that the death of the monarch would have an impact on the tripit went as planned.

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