The Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Catherine, kicked off their 3 days long Boston tour. The Royal couple arrived at the Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts and was received by the Governor and First Lady of Massachusetts.
William and Catherine are visiting this side of the world after 8 years for the second Earthshot Prize which will be held on Friday at the MGM Music Hall.
FIRST GLIMPSE! Passengers on the British Airways flight to Boston. said the Royal couple was “utterly delightful.” The Prince and Princess of Wales spoke briefly to the others in first class — explaining why they are coming to Boston. #wbz (Courtesy: Brent Suttles) pic.twitter.com/h7sdby0IUl
— Tiffany Chan (@TiffanyChanWBZ) November 30, 2022
The Prince & Princess of Wales have landed in Boston! They flew commercial taking a British Airways flight. No sighting of them at Logan airport
They’re being driven to city hall plaza in a hybrid Range Rover (tinted windows)
It’s their first trip to the U.S. in 8 years #7news pic.twitter.com/8kJpGATGV3
— Amaka Ubaka (@AmakaUbakaTV) November 30, 2022
Upon arrival, Prince William issued a personal statement thanking the Boston people and said, “Catherine and I are delighted to be back in the United States and are extremely grateful to Governor Baker and First Lady of Massachusetts for their warm welcome into the Boston“. You can read the full statement below. William and Catherine’s last visit to the United States was in December 2014.
Princess Catherine can be seen waving as she and Prince William arrive at their hotel in Boston.
They’re both in the back seat of an electric Range Rover as they kick off their three-day trip to Boston. pic.twitter.com/aTMQctC0TS
— Rob Way (@RobWayTV) November 30, 2022
A short video of William and Catherine arriving at their hotel Four Seasons in Boston.
Inspired by JFK’s Moonshot, The EarthShot is Prince William’s ambitious project to heal our planet in which 5 winners in 5 categories will receive £1Million to implement their ideas. Launched by Prince William in October 2020, the awards are initially planned for 10 years. During their time in Boston, William and Catherine will undertake various engagements. They will be welcomed officially in the city by Mayor Michelle Wu at the City Hall Plaza at 4:45 PM.
Boston is buzzing and ready to host #EarthshotBoston2022
Hear what @MayorWu says about the upcoming visit. The Mayor will be officially receiving the #Prince and #PrincessofWales tomorrow at City hall at 4:45 PM. https://t.co/0KVgtAv0nP
— RegalFille (@RegalFille) November 30, 2022
On Thursday, they will head to Roca in Chelsea where they will meet with the leaders of the organization, young mothers and young men who have participated in Roca’s programs. The next stop will be Somerville where they will meet the CEO of Greentown Labs and the President of the Northeast clean energy council and some start-ups to hear about the latest innovations in climate technology.
Friday will begin with separate agendas, The Princess of Wales will visit the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University as part of her legacy project Early years to meet with the researchers to discuss advances in science that can help children. On his part, Prince William will visit JFK Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester to learn about the legacy of Moonshot, President Kennedy and his connection to Boston. Their time in Boston will conclude with the star-studded award night on Friday.
Biden is expected to meet William and Kate in Boston on Friday as White House and British officials race to finalize detailshttps://t.co/sd7o6hApYh
— RegalFille (@RegalFille) November 30, 2022
There are also unconfirmed reports of The Prince and Princess of Wales meeting President Biden and First Lady Dr Biden in Boston on Friday. I will update you on this once we have more information.
NEW: White House Press Sec:
President Biden will greet the Prince and Princess in Boston on Friday.
No details yet. #RoyalVisit #EarthshotBoston2022 #wbz
— Paula Ebben (@PaulaEbben) November 30, 2022
Update: It has been confirmed by the White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, that The Royal couple will meet President Joe Biden on Friday. No further details have been announced yet. The President will be in Boston for a political fundraiser on Friday.
Moving towards The Princess of Wales’s first style of the trip – Catherine was looking elegant and stunning in a power suit. The Princess chose to champion British Labels on her first day overseas. She was wearing an Alexander McQueen suit.
Now it’s very much debatable whether the suit is a new element of her wardrobe or whether it’s the same suit that she wore during the audience with Royal Navy Sailors of HMS Glasgow at Windsor Castle earlier this year.
Another suggestion came from Tracking Royal and Middleton Maven that it could be the same model in an Amethyst shade. Due to the lightening and effects, the outfit shade keeps illuding us – navy, purple, indigo. We are not sure yet.
Update: The Princess of Wales was wearing Ralph Lauren Collection Cashmere Turtleneck. Thanks to Middleton Maven for the id.
She was wearing her Gianvito Rossi 105 Suede pumps.
The dazzling element of the outfit was Lady Diana’s Sapphire and Diamond Earrings that Catherine first wore at the Trooping the Colour this year. More details about the earrings are here.