William and Kate in US for Earthshot Prize as prince’s godmother faces race row

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he Prince and Princess of Wales have flown to Boston for the Earthshot Prize awards now vulnerable to being overshadowed by a race row engulfing the long run king’s godmother.

William thanked the US metropolis for agreeing to host his environmental awards and for the tributes its residents paid to his late grandmother the Queen, minutes after touchdown and being greeted by the governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker and his spouse Lauren.

However within the UK the fallout was persevering with from the feedback made by Girl Susan Hussey, who had repeatedly questioned a black British-born home abuse charity boss throughout a Buckingham Palace reception about the place she “actually got here from”.

She has since resigned from her honorary position as one among three Women of the Family and apologised.

My grandmother was one among life’s optimists. And so am I. That’s the reason final 12 months we launched the Earthshot Prize with the ambition to create a really international platform to encourage hope and pressing optimism as we glance to save lots of the way forward for our planet

The prince is known to agree it was proper for Girl Susan to step down from her position with the royal family, with a Kensington Palace spokesman telling reporters within the US forward of the Waleses’ three-day journey to Boston: “Racism has no place in our society.”

The spokesman stated he spoke to William earlier than he boarded his business flight and the inheritor to the throne was conscious of the feedback he would later make to the media.

Talking about Girl Susan, the spokesman added: “The feedback had been unacceptable, and it’s proper that the person has stepped apart with fast impact.”

William and Kate have travelled to the US to stage, on Friday, the second Earthshot Prize awards ceremony, dubbed a “World Cup” second by Hannah Jones, the Earthshot Prize’s chief government.

Quickly after touchdown, William stated in a written assertion: “On this, our first abroad go to for the reason that dying of my grandmother, I wish to thank the folks of Massachusetts and notably of Boston for his or her many tributes paid to the late Queen. She remembered her 1976 bicentennial go to with nice fondness.

“My grandmother was one among life’s optimists. And so am I. That’s the reason final 12 months we launched the Earthshot Prize with the ambition to create a really international platform to encourage hope and pressing optimism as we glance to save lots of the way forward for our planet.

“To the folks of Boston, thanks. I’m so grateful to you for permitting us to host the second 12 months of the Earthshot prize in your nice metropolis. Catherine and I can’t wait to fulfill lots of you within the days forward.”


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