Prince William And Kate Middleton Are Clearly Fans Of This U.S. Pastime

BOSTON ― Prince William and Kate Middleton are visiting the U.S. for the primary time in eight years, and it’s clear that one sporting occasion from their 2014 tour of America stayed with them.

Only a few hours after touchdown in Boston on Wednesday, the Prince and Princess of Wales headed to an NBA sport between the Boston Celtics and Miami Warmth at TD Backyard.

The 2 sat courtside with former Harvard basketball participant and Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey ― who additionally performed professionally ― and visited with members of the Celtics household and the Boston Celtics Shamrock Basis.

Mayor of Boston Michelle Wu, Gov.-elect Maura Healey, William and Kate, and Emilia Fazzalari, spouse of Celtics proprietor Wyc Grousbeck, attend the NBA sport between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Warmth on Wednesday.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales with high-profile courtside fans at the game, which took place at Boston's TD Garden.
The Prince and Princess of Wales with high-profile courtside followers on the sport, which came about at Boston’s TD Backyard.

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The royals additionally attended an NBA sport in 2014, after they noticed the Cleveland Cavaliers tackle the Brooklyn Nets on the Barclays Heart in New York. Kate and William sat with NBA star Dikembe Mutombo in the course of the sport and later spoke with LeBron James after the sport.

The 2 had been introduced with a “Cambridge” jersey by James and a smaller jersey that mentioned “George” for his or her first son.

The then-Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with basketball player LeBron James backstage after the Cleveland Cavaliers played the Brooklyn Nets game on Dec. 8, 2014, in New York City.
The then-Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with basketball participant LeBron James backstage after the Cleveland Cavaliers performed the Brooklyn Nets sport on Dec. 8, 2014, in New York Metropolis.

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The two sitting courtside in 2014.
The 2 sitting courtside in 2014.

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Previous to the sport, the prince and princess headed to Boston Metropolis Corridor to kick off the countdown to the Earthshot Prize Awards ceremony on Friday.

The group cheered when the couple emerged, with Will in a navy go well with and Kate in a Burberry costume, Alexander McQueen coat and earrings by Shyla London, a sustainable-jewelry designer.

Fans seeking to catch a glimpse of the royal couple waited for hours in a gradual rain, and William delivered a speech after Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Boston’s chief of atmosphere, power and open area, additionally spoke.

The Prince and Princess of Wales with Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu (right) as they kick off Earthshot celebrations Wednesday by lighting up Boston at Speaker’s Corner by City Hall.
The Prince and Princess of Wales with Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu (proper) as they kick off Earthshot celebrations Wednesday by lighting up Boston at Speaker’s Nook by Metropolis Corridor.

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Boston Mayor Michell Wu (right), her sons Blaise and Cass, and husband Conor Perwarski chat with William and Kate on Wednesday in her office at Boston City Hall.
Boston Mayor Michell Wu (proper), her sons Blaise and Cass, and husband Conor Perwarski chat with William and Kate on Wednesday in her workplace at Boston Metropolis Corridor.

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“Thank you to Mayor Wu, and thank you to all the hardy Bostonians braving the rain,” William mentioned in his opening remarks.

“Catherine and I are absolutely delighted to be with you today for our first engagement in the great city of Boston as we start the countdown to the Earthshot Prize Awards this Friday.”

To see extra photographs of the royal couple’s go to, take a look at the slideshow beneath:

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The Prince And Princess Of Wales Go to Boston – Day 1

Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales, kick off Earthshot celebrations by lighting up Boston at Speaker’s Nook by Metropolis Corridor on Wednesday.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive at Logan Worldwide Airport on Wednesday in Boston.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton arriving at Boston’s Logan airport.

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Royal watchers await the arrival of William and Kate at Metropolis Corridor Plaza in Boston.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton had been greeted on the airport by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and his spouse, Lauren Baker.

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A fan holds an indication as she waits for the Prince and Princess of Wales to kick off Earthshot celebrations at Speaker’s Nook by Metropolis Corridor.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William meet with Mayor Michelle Wu and her household at Boston’s Metropolis Corridor.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales launch Earthshot celebrations by lighting up Boston.