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Prince and Princess of Wales arrive in Boston To Discuss Climate Change

The first trip to the USA by the Prince and Princess of Wales since Queen Elizabeth II's death started Wednesday!

William and Catherine will announce the winners of awards for work on the environment. The visit by William and Catherine, the Prince and Princess of Wales, to Boston this week is ore than just a publicity tour. Their three-day visit to Boston is focused on Prince William’s initiative to find young and vibrant environmental entrepreneurs. The Royals want Americans to see a youthful monarchy tackle important issues like climate justice and cast a good light on an increasingly multicultural Great Britain.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker greeted the royal couple at Boston Logan International Airport, they arrived aboard a commercial British Airways flight. they were then given a formal welcome at City Hall then showed Boston hospitality by attending a Celtics game. The newly named Prince and Princess of Wales were reminded that they were following in the footsteps of the Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, who visited Boston City Hall back in 1976 during the Bicentennial celebration, According to a report by WBUR (Kurka/Casey) "The choice of Boston, the birthplace of President John F. Kennedy, as their destination is symbolic. Kennedy’s 1962 speech setting out the goal of putting men on the moon by the end of that decade inspired William’s Earthshot Prize, aimed at finding solutions to climate change and other environmental problems by the end of this one."

The Associated Press reported that "On Wednesday, well wishers held signs and waved the Union Jack in the blustery rain outside City Hall, where William and Kate were to meet Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ahead of a visit to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library and Museum with the late president’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy. President Biden planned to greet the couple later in the week. This City Hall event serves as the official kick off the Earthshot celebrations, where Boston City Hall and 15 other landmarks across the city will be lit up green."

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