Prince William, Kate seen with reverend who condemned racism after UK royal scandal


Prince William and Princess Kate had been noticed Thursday taking a stroll via Boston with Reverend Mariama White-Hammond — a black preacher who gave a speech condemning the “legacy of colonialism and racism” in entrance of the couple amid a royal racism scandal.

Rev. White-Hammond, town’s Chief of Setting, Vitality, and Open Area, delivered the remarks Wednesday because the Prince and Princess of Wales waited to greet followers on stage at Boston Metropolis Corridor of their first journey to the US in eight years.

Hours earlier than the speech, William’s godmother Woman Susan Hussey resigned from Buckingham Palace after she was accused of creating racist remarks at an occasion hosted by Queen Consort Camilla.

“On this present day, I invite us all to think about the legacy of colonialism and racism,” White-Hammond had stated on stage. “The methods it has impacted folks internationally and its connection, its deep connection to the degradation of land and our planet that we’re all looking for to reverse.

The Prince and Princess of Wales are visiting Boston of their first journey to the US in eight years.
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“The tales misplaced, the species made extinct, but additionally the persistence of individuals within the face of oppression and the elemental dignity of all of our relationships.”

She added that Boston was “honored” to be the primary American metropolis and the primary metropolis exterior of the UK to host the Earthshot Prize — which goals to advertise artistic options to local weather change.

The reverend’s feedback additionally come months after William and Kate discovered themselves in scorching water throughout a visit to the Caribbean over cries that it harked again to “colonialism.”

Reverend Mariama White-Hammond speaking at Boston City Hall
Rev. White-Hammond, town’s Chief of Setting, Vitality, and Open Area condemned racism and colonialism at Boston Metropolis Corridor earlier than William and Kate met with followers.
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Sources advised Web page Six that the royal couple weren’t conscious of the speech earlier than White-Hammond spoke. Regardless of the awkwardness of the second, the Prince and Princess took the stage within the rain smiling and advised their followers they had been “delighted” to be in “the good metropolis of Boston.”

The Prince and Princess of Wales and White-Hammond had been joined by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu Thursday as they walked alongside Boston’s shoreline to debate how town has handled rising sea ranges.

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