Kate and William put on brave faces courtside at NBA as race row overshadows Earthshot tour

The Prince and Princess of Wales sat courtside to watch an NBA game between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, where they were met with some boos after they were attendance.

When Prince William and Kate Middleton's attendance at the game was announced by the stadium announcer, and they were shown on screen, the pair were met with small pockets of boos, while others could be heard chanting "USA, USA"

The royal couple's trip to Boston has been overshadowed by the growing race row engulfing the future King’s godmother which has left the monarchy accused of being institutionally racist.

Lady Susan Hussey has resigned from her role in the royal household and apologised after she repeatedly questioned Ngozi Fulani, a prominent black British-born domestic abuse charity boss, about where she “really came from” during a Buckingham Palace reception.

The prince is understood to agree with Lady Susan's resignation from her role as Lady of the Household, with a spokesperson for Kensington Palace telling US reporters: "Racism has no place in our society."

Speaking on this incident Ngozi has said that despite the overt racism she was subjected to, she did not wish for Lady Susan to resign over the incident.

Telling The Guardian: "It’s tragic for me that it has ended that way. I would have preferred that she had been spoken to or reeducated."

It comes after The Met’s former counter-terror chief said that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, faced "very real" and "disgusting" threats to her life while living in Britain.

William and Kate are set to continue their US tour and in the coming days will visit Greentown Labs, a tech hub which has been nurturing climate pioneers for more than a decade.

Greentown is believed to be the largest climate technology start-up incubator in North America, having supported more than 500 companies, since founded in 2011, that have created more than 9,000 jobs and raised more than four billion dollars (£3.3b) in funding.

They will also tour Roca, a non-profit organisation focusing on young people at risk of becoming involved in urban violence.

The couple will meet with leaders of the organisation to learn about their intervention model and spend time with women in the young mothers’ programme, current members and alumni of the young men’s programme.

While in the US it's believed that Prince William has no plans to visit his younger brother Prince Harry, according to royal expert Jennie Bond.

Speaking on GB News, the long-time royal commentator said: "There are absolutely no plans for the two brothers to meet."

Discussing the popularity of the royal family in the US she added that there's a divide between those who favour either couple, saying: "They are fascinated by them and a little bit jealous I think about the fact that we have a royal family.

“There is this rivalry going on as well between Meghan and Harry and the William and Catherine crowd. And a lot of the publicity is about the sibling rivalry, and people are interested in will they meet."


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