Prince William and Kate greet fans in Boston amid royal racism row – live
William and Kate meet young fan dressed as Royal Guard
Prince William and Kate kicked off the second day of their US royal tour on Thursday amid a royal racism row and the drop of a headline-grabbing trailer for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new Netflix documentary.
The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived at Greentown Labs, the US largest clean-tech incubator in Boston, Massachusetts around 11am.
The couple landed in Boston on Wednesday, two days ahead of the awards ceremony for the Earthshot Prize, founded by the Prince of Wales to inspire a new generation of climate innovators.
The trip has been overshadowed by a racism scandal that erupted in the UK while they were en route to Boston.
Prince William’s godmother and palace aide, Lady Susan Hussey, was forced to resign after making offensive remarks to a British charity boss. Ngozi Fulani, of Sistah Space, Britain’s leading domestic abuse charity for Black women, detailed a “traumatic” encounter in which she was asked what part of Africa she was from.
Then early on Thursday, Netflix released the first trailer for its exclusive documentary series, Harry and Meghan, in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tell their side of several tumultuous years in the public eye.
Royal couple share ‘adorable’ moment with boy dressed in Royal Guard uniform
William and Kate are said to have loved the costume, as Chelsea Ritschel reports.
Oliver O’Connell1 December 2022 20:40
What did Lady Hussey say to spark Palace racism scandal?
Lady Susan Hussey, a former lady-in-waiting to the late Queen Elizabeth II, has been forced to resign from her role as a royal aide at Buckingham Palace after a Black charity boss accused her of making racist marks at a reception held by the Queen Consort.
Oliver O’Connell1 December 2022 20:21
Harry and Meghan Netflix trailer reveals never-before-seen photos of couple
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released a trailer for their forthcoming Netflix docuseries, which includes candid photographs the public have never seen before.
Oliver O’Connell1 December 2022 20:02
In pictures: Prince and princess visit Roca, a non-profit helping high-risk youths
Oliver O’Connell1 December 2022 19:43
All of the recent racism rows to hit Buckingham Palace
The scandal over Lady Susan Hussey’s racially offensive questions is not the first time Buckingham Palace has been embroiled in a racism scandal.
Oliver O’Connell1 December 2022 19:24
Excited crowds greet royal couple in Chelsea, Massachusetts
The Prince and Princess of Wales visited Roca, a non-profit organisation focusing on high-risk young people in Chelsea, Massachusetts, this lunchtime.
Roca’s mission is to be a relentless force in disrupting incarceration, poverty, and racism by engaging the young adults, police, and systems at the center of urban violence in relationships to address trauma, find hope and drive change.
Excited crowds awaited William and Kate outside the organisation.
Oliver O’Connell1 December 2022 19:05
What’s on the agenda for William and Kate today?
Chelsea Ritschel reports on today’s royal schedule.
Oliver O’Connell1 December 2022 18:46
Flirty ping pong Invictus Games promo praised by Harry and Meghan fans
On Wednesday, the Invictus Games shared a black and white video for the upcoming event, which will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany from 9-16 September, on Instagram.
Oliver O’Connell1 December 2022 18:27
More from last night’s Celtics game
Oliver O’Connell1 December 2022 18:18
ICYMI: Chants of ‘USA’ as William and Kate attend 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 were seated courtside and were spotted cheering the match. They were joined by Massachusetts governor-elect Maura Healey and Boston mayor Michelle Wu.
Oliver O’Connell1 December 2022 18:08