William and Kate have toured a green start-up incubator and non-profit on their US visit that will culminate with the awarding of the prince’s Earthshot Prize.
Royals visit US incubator, at-risk youth
The Prince and Princess of Wales have visited a green technology start-up incubator in suburban Boston and seen an organisation that works to raise up young people struggling amid poverty and violence.
William and Kate, who are making their first overseas visit since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, were welcomed by hundreds of cheering onlookers at both locations, part of their three-day effort in the US to foster new ways to address climate change.
The visit started on Wednesday with a reception at Boston City Hall and a trip to a Boston Celtics basketball game. It culminates on Friday with the awarding of the prince’s signature Earthshot Prize, a global competition aimed at finding new ways to protect the planet and tackle climate change.
The trip also comes amid uproar back home over an 83-year-old honorary member of the royal household who reportedly asked the black chief executive of an east London women’s refuge where she “really came from” after she told the older woman that she was British.