Prince William, Kate Head to Boston: Everything you need to know about the couple’s first trip to the US in 8 years

The royals will arrive in Boston on Wednesday, two days before the second annual Earthshot Awards Gala. William’s initiative launched in 2019 To find solutions to environmental problems.

Their itinerary for the city includes everything from meeting Caroline Kennedy to visiting Harvard University.

“The Prince and Princess are looking forward to spending time in Boston, learning more about the issues affecting local people, as well as celebrating the amazing climate solutions that will be highlighted through the Earthshot Prize,” Kensington Palace said. a permit.

PHOTO: Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales leave St Thomas' Church, September 27, 2022, in Swansea, Wales.

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Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales leave St Thomas’ Church, September 27, 2022, in Swansea, Wales.

Here’s what to see each day of William and Kate’s three-day visit.

Wednesday: Welcome to Boston

In honor of the Earthshot Prize’s focus on the environment, landmarks across the city, including City Hall, will be lit up in green.

Thursday: Visiting high-risk youth

The royal couple will kick off their second day in Boston with a visit to Greentown Labs, a start-up climate technology incubator, in nearby Somerville, Massachusetts.

According to Kensington Palace, during the visit, William and Kate will learn about the “climate innovations” being incubated in Boston.

From there, the couple will travel just a few miles to Chelsea, where they will visit Roca, a non-profit organization focused on helping vulnerable young people between the ages of 16 and 24, according to Palace.

William and Kate will meet with leaders of the organization and participants in programs for mothers and young adults.

Friday: Earthshot Awards at MGM Music Hall

Friday’s main event will be the 2022 Earthshot Awards, which will take place Friday night at MGM Music Hall in Fenway, near Fenway Park.

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The ceremony, which will be broadcast worldwide on December 4, will see five winners awarded a $1 million grant each to scale up their solutions to help fix the planet.

The gala will also feature live performances by Billie Eilish, Annie Lennox, Ellie Goulding and Chloe X-Hale, and will feature a cast including Rami Malek, Kathryn O’Hara, Shailene Woodley and Daniel Dae Kim as hosts and presenters.

Earlier on Friday, Kate and William will attend separate events.

William plans to tour the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum with Caroline Kennedy.

President John F. Kennedy’s challenge in 1962 to land a man on the Moon within 10 years was the inspiration behind the Earthshot Prize, William said, which aims to find solutions to repair the planet within the next 10 years.

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