Duke and Duchess of Cambridge booed at a Boston Celtics game
Both Kate Middleton and Prince William have expressed their excitement about returning to the United States. Still, it’s possible that their welcome home will be met with less enthusiasm than they anticipated.
William and Kate arrived in Boston on Wednesday for a series of public engagements running up to Saturday night’s Earthshot Prize gala. Still, they were met with an excellent response from the city’s die-hard basketball fans.
At the Boston Celtics game on Wednesday night at TD Garden, the royal couple sat courtside, drawing both cheers and jeers from the crowd as their images were shown on the Jumbotron.
Chris Ship, a correspondent for ITV News, posted a video to Twitter capturing the lukewarm reaction of the crowd.
When William and Kate made an appearance on the @tdgardenbig screen, the crowd reacted with both applause and jeers. And there were shouts of “USA! USA!” as well,” Ship noted.
With so many Celtics fans hailing from Ireland, he said, “some say it was expected at the Boston franchise @celtics.” “However, this is still a rare occurrence for the Royal Family.”
It’s also true. It’s unusual for a member of the British royal family to be openly mocked or ridiculed in their own country.
As it turns out, things are different in the United States. Avi Carr-Gloth, a sports reporter and presenter, was among the media present to record the scattered boos and chants.
Nonetheless, William and Kate maintained their composure, showing no signs of emotion that may have damaged their royal veneer. They posed for the camera while chit-chatting instead.
Also, they tweeted about the “wonderful” time they had at the game. The Prince and Princess of Wales are making their first stateside visit since 2014.
They arrived in Boston on a three-day trip in anticipation of William’s Earthshot Prize banquet this coming Friday. However, the discriminatory actions of a royal assistant back home have cast a shadow on their journey.
After it was revealed that William’s godmother and the late queen’s lady-in-waiting, Lady Susan Hussey, had asked a Black, British-born charity worker several times where she was “from” at a reception hosted by Queen Consort Camilla earlier in the week, Lady Hussey resigned from her role as an honorary aide to King Charles on Wednesday.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace branded Lady Hussey’s remarks “unacceptable and profoundly unfortunate” and confirmed that she had resigned.
On Wednesday, as William and Kate prepared to depart for the United States, their spokeswoman addressed the racist exchange in front of the media at Buckingham Palace.
The Prince of Wales’s spokeswoman said to the assembled media, “This is an issue for Buckingham Palace, but I realize you’re all here and understand you’ll want to question about it.”
In light of that, let me to deal with it squarely. When I heard of the visitor’s lousy experience at Buckingham Palace last night, I was really dismayed.
I wasn’t there, but I think it’s safe to say racism has no place in modern America. The statements were totally inappropriate. Therefore it’s good that the person is stepping down immediately.
Even if William and Kate’s return and reception in the United States were already slightly sour, Netflix helped make things even more so.
Prince William’s younger brother Prince Harry and his bride Meghan Markle have their debut trailer for the highly awaited documentary Harry & Meghan, released Thursday morning.
In January 2020, Harry and Markle made headlines when they announced they were leaving their positions as working royals and relocating to California.
It’s widely believed that the brothers’ relationship has been harmed to some extent by their decision to stand back from royal duties and talk freely about racism and dysfunction in the British Royal Family.
It’s unlikely that the brothers and their wives will get together while they’re all in the same nation; they probably won’t see each other again before William and Kate return home.
Source: Global News