William and Kate visit Boston’s harbor defenses
Prince William and Kate performed the second day of their US tour in Boston amid a royal racism spat and the release of a striking trailer for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new Netflix documentary.
The Prince and Princess of Wales visited Greentown Labs, the US’s largest cleantech incubator, and then Roca, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating urban violence, before inspecting projects to mitigate rising sea levels.
Their climate change-focused program culminates with the Earthshot Prize being awarded on Friday – founded by the Prince of Wales to inspire a new generation of climate innovators.
The trip was overshadowed by a racism scandal that erupted in the UK as they made their way to Boston. Prince William’s godmother, Lady Susan Hussey, was forced to resign as a palace aide after she made abusive comments to a British charity boss. Ngozi Fulani, of Sistah Space, Britain’s leading black women’s charity, described a “traumatic” encounter in which she was asked what part of Africa she was from.
Then, early Thursday, Netflix released the first trailer for an exclusive documentary series in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tell their side of several tumultuous years in the public eye.
Everything We Know and ‘Harry & Meghan’ on Netflix
Netflix has released the first trailer for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s exclusive documentary series.
Here’s what we know so far:
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 2, 2022 4:30 AM
William and Kate met chants of ‘USA’ during Celtics game
The Prince and Princess of Wales attended a Boston Celtics game against the Miami Heat at Boston’s TD Garden Arena on Wednesday.
The royal couple sat courtside and were seen cheering on the match. They were joined by Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu.
As the couple’s presence was announced and their faces shown on the giant screen, chants of “USA, USA” were heard from the crowd. Angry could also be heard.
Welcome to Boston indeed.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 2, 2022 3:30 AM
Racist interaction with prince’s godmother is ‘abuse’
The founder of the black charity told broadcasters on Thursday morning (Dec. 1) that while the Prince of Wales’s godmother has not committed “physical violence”, her actions constitute “abuse”.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 2, 2022 02:30 AM
Royal aide embroiled in racism spat ‘said Harry and Meghan’s marriage would end in tears’
Chelsea Ritschel has the details.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 2, 2022 00:30
Biden greets Kate and William Friday, White House says
However, William and Kate have another meeting scheduled during their visit.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 1, 2022 11:30 PM
Prince and princess continue with climate tour despite Netflix bomb and fight over palace racism
William and Kate today aimed to return the spotlight to the overarching crisis of climate change, and away from the latest round of royal scandals that threatened to engulf their first overseas tour since the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Louise Boylesenior climate correspondent for The independentreports on how the royal couple continued their planned engagements in Boston.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 1, 2022 11:04 PM
Who protects royals when they visit the US?
When the Royal Family travels abroad, safety is a top priority and planning will have begun months after the Prince and Princess of Wales’s trip to Boston.
But who will protect the royal couple during a visit to the US?
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 1, 2022 10:43 PM
Americans or British? Who actually cares more about the royal family?
An estimated 23 million Americans tuned in for the royal wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales, only to be booed at a Boston Celtics game. Meredith Clark writes about whether the American fascination with the British royal family has come to an end.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 1, 2022 10:22 PM
Kate and William’s photo in the rain compared to Harry and Meghan’s
Amber Raiken has the story.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 1, 2022 9:56 PM
William and Kate showed how Boston is coping with rising sea levels
The Prince and Princess of Wales’ latest engagement included learning about the major climate challenges facing Boston. William and Kate have traveled east of Boston to see the changing appearance of the city’s coastline as sea levels rise.
At Piers Park, the royal couple are shown the past, present and future of Boston’s waterfront as guests of Mayor Michelle Wu. They will be joined by representatives from key environmental organizations, including Boston Harbor Now, Stone Living Lab, the Trustees of Reservations and The Harborkeepers.
Innovative climate resilience solutions are deployed to protect East Boston, an environmental justice community, from rising sea levels. Community members shared their experiences of the neighborhood’s vulnerability to flooding and storm surges caused by climate change.
One aspect that will be highlighted to the Prince and Princess is how transformative projects along the coastline can best mitigate climate change risks while promoting equality among East Boston’s diverse residents.
Boston Harbor Now’s Stone Living Lab, which researches and tests nature-based ecological restoration solutions around Boston’s waterfront, announces an ambitious partnership with Earthshot 2021 Finalist, Living Seawalls.
The company designs panels that mimic natural habitat formations, such as rock pools and mangrove roots, that can be applied to new or existing waterfront infrastructure to promote marine biodiversity. Such panels will be installed at two locations along Boston Harbor in the coming months.
Oliver O’ConnellDecember 1, 2022 9:37 PM