The Prince and Princess of Wales dazzled the US on their overseas visit to Boston, hitting a home run with the help of glamour last night.
The pair, both 40, dialled up the glamour at Boston’s Fenway Park for the Earthshot Prize ceremony, with Kate wearing a floor-length bright green rented gown by Solace London, and Prince William donning a tux.
Kate paired the gown, which she rented for $100 from HURR, with an emerald choker famously worn by her mother-in-law, Princess Diana, and earrings from her private collection.
Last night’s ceremony, which featured performances from Annie Lennox, Billie Eilish and Chloe x Halle, saw the prestigious environmental prize won by five recipients, who scooped $1.2million each for their impact on the environment and climate change.
The Princess of Wales put on a dazzling display in a vibrant green off-the-shoulder gown as she and Prince William arrived at the Earthshot Prize gala in Boston Friday night – the final event in their whirlwind three-day US tour
The pair impressed the US media on their three-day tour of Boston, dazzling the crowds with glamour at the Earthshot award ceremony on Friday evening
A New York Times article also added fuel to the flames after documenting Bostonians’ reactions to the royal couple’s visit, concluding that it was, at best, indifferent
The Earthshot Prize and long been a passion project of Prince William’s, who launched it in 2020 to come up with solutions to climate change.
The ceremony marked the end of a whirlwind tour in Boston, where the couple made an impressive impact on the US media.
The Boston Herald said the future Queen ‘dazzled’ at the award ceremony, while People Magazine stated that she stunned the crowds in her glamourous outfit, stealing the spotlight with the ensemble. The New York Post went on to describe the ceremony as a ‘home run’ for the future King and Queen.
However, the couple have not been warmly greeted everywhere they’ve visited on their three-day trip, with the pair being booed by a few onlookers while they sat courtside to watch the Boston Celtics basketball team take on Miami Heat earlier this week.
A New York Times article also added fuel to the flames after documenting Bostonians’ reactions to the royal couple’s visit, concluding that it was, at best, indifferent.
The article quoted one woman saying that she ‘[didn’t] care’ about the royal visit, while another said there was ‘no chatter’ about the visit in local bars and clubs as to be expected.
Kate, whose rented gown featured a daring split up the back, allowing her to show off her dazzling heels, held hands with her husband as they made their way inside the MGM Music Hall
Another man was quoted as saying: ‘I said to my wife this morning, I put my pants on the same way he does – why is he so special?’ while others were documented as complaining about the potential traffic jams the visit would cause.
One said: ‘This is America, and I think that’s an important part of who we are, that we don’t deify people.’
Despite the reception, Kate was seen looking relaxed as she made a solo walkabout at Harvard University after speaking to experts at The Centre on the Developing Child.
She was heard saying that the people of Boston had been ‘so friendly’ to her and her husband on their short trip, telling well-wishers she was ‘so appreciative’ of people coming to greet her.
Certainly, William and Kate needed the trip to go off without a hitch. While much pressure was already being placed on the gala, that weight increased tenfold in the wake of the controversies that have overshadowed the couple’s US tour.
Before the couple had even touched down in the US, a furious race row had erupted in the UK after the Prince’s own godmother, Lady Susan Hussey, was accused of making racist comments to black domestic abuse campaigner Ngozi Fulani at a Buckingham Palace event.
Kate was seen looking relaxed as she made a solo walkabout at Harvard University after speaking to experts at The Centre on the Developing Child
Kate was heard saying that the people of Boston had been ‘so friendly’ to her and her husband on their short trip, telling well-wishers she was ‘so appreciative’ of people coming to greet her
The royal couple were booed by a few onlookers while they sat courtside to watch the Boston Celtics basketball team take on Miami Heat earlier this week
Then on Thursday, the first full day of their tour, Prince Harry and Meghan dropped a trailer for the bombshell Netflix documentary, which hinted at fresh attacks on the Monarchy – and was described by insiders as a ‘declaration of war’ on the Waleses and the royal family.
On Tuesday night, hours before William and Kate touched down at Boston Logan International Airport, the Prince’s own godmother, Lady Susan Hussey, sparked a furious race row when she was accused of making racist comments to black domestic abuse campaigner Ngozi Fulani at a Buckingham Palace event.
As William and Kate were mid-flight, their Kensington Palace spokesperson issued a statement condemning the ‘unacceptable’ comments made by Lady Hussey – who resigned from her role in the royal household – however the controversy has already cast a bleak shadow over what was meant to be a ‘Super Bowl’ moment for the Prince.
Then, on Wednesday morning – the first full day of engagements for the pair – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dropped the trailer for their bombshell Netflix documentary in a move that has been described as a ‘declaration of war’ by Palace insiders.
The teaser trailer dispelled any hopes that the Sussexes are willing to work towards a ceasefire in their acrimonious battle with the Royal Family.