The Prince and Princess of Wales unexpectedly showed up at the Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat game on Wednesday.
Fans applauded William and Kate as they took their seats courtside with Maura Healey, the incoming governor of Massachusetts, Thomas “Satch” Sanders, the wives of the team’s two main owners, and other guests. Wycliffe “Wyc” Grousbeck, the lead owner of the Boston Celtics, greeted the royal couple as they entered the venue.
Princess Kate took the seat next to Prince William while grinning ear to ear.
The mother-of-three chose a stylish outfit that included a vintage Chanel blue tweed jacket and black dress pants, while Prince William looked dapper in a dark suit and chambray shirt.
Kate wore her brindle hair in loose waves and accessorized with a gold link necklace and matching earrings.
Jayson Tatum, a member of the Celts, welcomed them prior to the game, and they appeared on the FanCam during it to raucous applause from the crowd.
On Wednesday, the royal couple made their way to Boston for the second annual Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony.
On December 2, an A-list crowd is anticipated at the glitzy event, which has been dubbed William’s “Superbowl moment,” at the MGM Music Hall at Fenway in Boston, Massachusetts.
A stellar lineup of performers, including Annie Lennox, Ellie Goulding, and the Beyoncé-backed R&B duo Chloe x Halle, will perform on stage before singer Billie Eilish.
Voiceovers will be provided by Earthshot Prize council members Sir David Attenborough and Cate Blanchett during the ceremony, which will be hosted by US actor Daniel Dae Kim and UK broadcaster Clara Amfo.
The Earthshot Prize, which will be introduced by the Prince and The Royal Foundation in October 2020, was motivated by President John F. Kennedy’s 1960s “Moonshot” campaign, which urged millions of people to support the US space program.
It is based on five “Earthshot” objectives: preserve and restore nature; address climate change; improve air quality; revive the oceans; and create a world without waste. By 2030, the top 50 environmental problems in the world will have at least 50 solutions thanks to five £1 million prizes that will be given out annually for the following ten years.
The royal made an emotional five-part docuseries appearance last year that focused on the world’s biggest environmental problems and solutions. The first episode featured William pleading: “Now is the time for optimism, not fear. We just need to reach out for a better, more sustainable future. Anything we humans set our minds to, we can accomplish. Let’s commit to repairing our planet for ten years, shall we? Time is of the essence.”
As the Prince and Princess arrived in Boston on Wednesday to rain, the city was illuminated in green.
After joining Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey at Speaker’s Corner outside Boston City Hall, one of 16 landmarks that had been illuminated to start the celebration, William and Kate pressed a button to brighten the rainy evening.
The Prince thanked “all the hardy Bostonians braving the rain this evening” as he spoke to the crowd gathered outside.