The Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Catherine, landed in Boston this afternoon and after a quick change of clothes, they headed for the official welcome ceremony at the City Hall of Boston where the city Mayor, Michelle Wu, received the couple.
The Prince and #PrincessofWale have arrived at City Hall in Boston
Video by CBS Boston pic.twitter.com/FK2R1C5sq8
— RegalFille (@RegalFille) November 30, 2022
At City Hall in Boston where crowds are gathering for the arrival of the Prince and Princess of Wales. It’s raining pretty heavily but there are a substantial amount of people with flowers and Union flags. And a LOT of media #RoyalVisitBoston #EarthshotBoston2022 pic.twitter.com/QrUduneLtr
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) November 30, 2022
They were joined by the Mayor’s husband Conor Pewarski and their sons Cass and Blaise. At the City Hall, The Mayor showed William and Catherine a picture of The Late Queen and the Late Prince Phillip that was taken during their visit to mark America’s bicentennial in 1976.
Speaking at the event, Prince William said, “We cannot wait to celebrate the Earthshot Prize finalists later on this week, and we are both looking forward to spending the next few days learning about the innovative ways the people of Massachusetts are tackling climate change“.
After the speeches, The Prince, The Princess, Maura Healey, Governor-elect of Massachusetts and the Boston Mayor pressed a wireless button that turned 16 landmarks of the city green as a tribute to Friday’s Earthshot prize ceremony. These landmarks were
- City Hall
- JFK Library
- 100 Federal Street
- Atlantic Wharf
- The Hub on Causeway
- Bolling Building
- Government Center
- UMass Boston Integrated Science Complex
- One Financial Center
- Rose Kennedy Greenway
- Center Plaza
- John Hancock
- Shubert Theater
- Wang Theater
- Museum of Science
- TD Garden
- Zakim Bridge (Thursday night)
- Longfellow Bridge (Thursday night)
A beautiful shot of the event.
Once again championing the British labels, The Princess of Wales chose an all-British outfit for the City Hall ceremony. The Princess of Wales was wearing a green Alexander McQueen coat with a green tartan Burberry dress.
Laura on Twitter suggested that Catherine’s Burberry dress could be a custom-made design based on the label’s Aurora Sequined Sheath Dress and made using the same fabric used in the Belted frayed checked wool skirt. Vogue magazine noted,
The dress is not only appropriate for the festive season but also serves as a subtle nod to St. Andrew’s Day, which honours the patron saint of Scotland. (Not coincidentally, the royal couple first met while studying at the University of St Andrews in Fife, and the princess has often worn plaid during visits to the country over the years.) The colour felt especially fitting after the couple’s first official event in Boston ended with the mayor lighting the city’s landmarks green.
Catherine paired the outfit with Shyla London Earrings. Shyla London is a London-based sustainable brand and this is the first time we saw Catherine wearing something from them. The £72 earrings are currently available in 5 different gems. Read more about the earrings and brand here.
Another new element of the look was the Mulberry Small Amberley Satchel bag with a top handle. Thanks to Kate Middleton Style for the exact id. The bag was described as, “Inspired by British countryside pursuits, the Small Amberley Satchel was designed to be worn on the shoulder or hands-free across the body, with its shape and hardware borrowed from equestrian styling. The geometrical Rider’s Lock closure is also a reinterpretation of our iconic Postman’s Lock – a bold and modern signature for this new collection.”
The Princess was wearing her Emmy London pumps.