Prince William and Kate Middleton to light Boston green during three day US tour

Prince William and Kate Middleton to light Boston green during three day US tour

Boston’s landmarks will be lit up green by the Prince and Princess of Wales during the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony as they finish their US tour later this week.

It is the first official overseas trip since the death of Queen Elizabeth earlier this year and the visit has been welcomed by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, who will meet the Royal couple at City Hall this Friday.

During the meeting, William and Kate will begin the official countdown to the Earthshot Prize Awards by lighting up City Hall and other prominent buildings green.

The Earthshot Prize, which was founded by Prince William, recognises those who made a significant contribution to tackling climate change as well as sending a message of hope to citizens across the globe.

Now in its second year, the award ceremony will have 15 finalists vying for £1 million prize fund across five categories.

For the time, there are also two finalists from the UK who will be competing for the prize.

A source told the Press Association: “The prize has become the Prince’s Superbowl moment of the year, and he looks forward to continuing to use the platform each year to shine a light on some of the most impactful projects doing amazing things around the world to save our planet’s future.”

The star-studded award ceremony will also see singer Billie Eilish perform alongside Ellie Goulding and Annie Lennox at the MGM Music Hall.

Joining them will be broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, whose voice will be used to open the ceremony and Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett, who will narrate a look back at previous winners.

Actor Rami Malek, who is best known for playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, will present an award along with Home Alone star Catherine O’Hara as well as Fault In Our Stars actress Shailene Woodley.

The night promises to be a glitzy affair, with The Cambridges highlighting an issue that is particularly close to their hearts, having recently taken over various sustainability projects from King Charles III.

The Royal couple will also meet local communities during their visit to Boston, which is famed for its Irish heritage, sports and history.

This will include a visit to the John F Kennedy Presidential Library where the couple will meet Caroline Kennedy, the late president’s daughter.

The prince and princess will learn about the local organisations hoping to reduce the risk of rising sea levels. Then they will tour the Greentown Labs in the nearby town of Somerville.

Here, they will get an insight into the development of innovative green technologies.

Whilst Roca, a non-profit organisation supporting disadvantaged young people, they will hear about the issues the children face.

This will be an important meeting for Princess Kate, who launched the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood back in 2021.


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