Kate Middleton and Prince William are visiting the United States, and when they appeared at a basketball game, they were booed by the crowd - which rarely happens in their homeland. The Prince and Princess of Wales said they were "delighted to be back in the US", but their arrival does not appear to be viewed favorably by residents there.
Kate and William arrived in Boston on Wednesday to celebrate several days of public events leading up to William's Earthshot Prize gala but were met with a somewhat "grumpy" reception from the city's basketball fans. The royal couple sat courtside during the Boston Celtics game on Wednesday night, and when their images were projected on the Jumbotron, they were met with cheers and loud boos.
“So both times William and Kate appeared on the @tdgardenbig screen there were cheers but also some boos. Along with chants of ‘USA, USA’,” wrote Ship. “Some say it was expected at the Boston team @celtics with such strong Irish roots,” he noted.
“But, still, not something the Royals get very often”. ITV News correspondent Chris Ship wrote. The latter point is true - it's not often that members of the royal family are openly mocked or booed in public, especially at home in the UK - while it seems to be a different story in the US.
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Buckingham Palace called Lady Hussey’s comments “unacceptable and deeply regrettable”. “This is a matter for Buckingham Palace but as the Prince of Wales’ spokesperson I appreciate you’re all here and understand you’ll want to ask about it,” the spokesperson told reporters.
“So let me address it head-on. I was really disappointed to hear about the guest’s experience at Buckingham Palace last night. Obviously, I wasn’t there, but racism has no place in our society. The comments were unacceptable, and it is right that the individual has stepped aside with immediate effect”.
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