Shock as Prince William and Kate receive boos at Celtics basketball game


Prince William and Kate Middleton were pictured sitting courtside grinning and cheering on the team as they attended a Celtics game.

Prince William and Kate had an unpleasant moment at a Celtics basketball game as the royal couple was reportedly booed by the crowd along with the cheers of “USA”. The Prince and Princess of Wales attended an NBA game at Boston amid the Palace race row.

They arrived about 15 minutes before tip-off and took their seats next to Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu.

William, 40, had an awkward glance at the big screen while the couple’s faces were shown to the crowd on the big screen – as more “USA!” chants echoed – before both royals grinned and waved.

The reaction from the crowd came as Buckingham Palace deals with a racism row.

Kate and William

Kate and William have been reportedly booed at Celtics game (Image: Getty Image)

Kate and William

The couple attended a Celtics game during their visit to Boston (Image: Getty Images)

Lady Susan Hussey has apologised and resigned after she repeatedly asked a black British charity boss where she was “really” from.

Ngozi Fulani, a charity founder, was questioned about her background at the charity event at the palace on Tuesday.

Ms Fulani, said she was “totally stunned” by Prince William’s godmother’s comments.

The Palace described the remarks as “unacceptable and deeply regrettable”.

A spokesperson for Prince William said “racism has no place in our society”.

“The comments were unacceptable, and it is right that the individual has stepped aside with immediate effect,” they said.

Before attending the sporting event, the Prince and Princess of Wales was reportedly lectured by about the “legacy of colonialism and racism” by a black reverend as they landed in Boston for their Earthshot launch event.

According to MailOnline, Reverend Mariama White-Hammond – the city’s Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space gave a strong-worded speech just minutes before the Prince and Princess of Wales took on the stage at Boston.

Kate and William

The Prince and Princess of Wales previously attended a NBA game in 2014 (Image: Getty Images)

Kate and William

The Royal couple was pictured sitting courtside grinning and cheering on the team (Image: Getty Images)

Lady Hussey, 83, was a close confidante of the late Queen and accompanied her at the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh last year.

She was a key and trusted figure in the Royal Household for decades, and part of her latest role had involved helping to host occasions at Buckingham Palace.


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