Kate Middleton and Prince William BOOED by American crowd as black Reverend LECTURES them on 'colonialism and racism'

The Prince and Princess of Wales were booed during their trip to America as they sat courtside to watch an NBA game
The Prince and Princess of Wales were booed during their trip to America as they sat courtside to watch an NBA game

Kate and William were subject to boos around the arena when introduced by a stadium announcer

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The Prince and Princess of Wales were booed during their trip to America as they sat courtside to watch an NBA game between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat at the end of the first day of their visit to the US.

At the start of the basketball game on Wednesday night the prince and princess were seen watching intently as the Celtics raced into an early lead and during the event sat alongside alongside Massachusetts Governor-Elect, Maura Healey, Celtics Legend Thomas “Satch” Sanders, and the team’s two principal owners and their wives.

Kate and William stood for the national anthem but later were subject to small pockets of boos around the arena when they were introduced by a stadium announcer and shown on the big screen.

Earlier in the day during the launch of their Earthshot prize event, the royal couple were lectured on colonialism and racism.
Earlier in the day during the launch of their Earthshot prize event, the royal couple were lectured on colonialism and racism.

Other fans in the crowd could be heard loudly cheering “USA, USA” when the Prince and Princess appeared on the screens in the centre above the court.

Earlier in the day during the launch of their Earthshot prize event, the royal couple were lectured on colonialism and racism.

A youth organisation founder, Reverend Hammond said: “On this day, I invite us all to consider the legacy of colonialism and racism.

“The ways it has impacted people across the world and its connection, its deep connection to the degradation of land and our planet that we are all seeking to reverse.

“The stories lost, the species made extinct, but also the persistence of people in the face of oppression and the fundamental dignity of all of our relations.”

Queen Elizabeth II (left), and her then lady in waiting, Lady Susan Hussey
Queen Elizabeth II (left), and her then lady in waiting, Lady Susan Hussey

William and Kate’s three-day 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 it was right for Lady Susan to step down from her honorary role as one of three Ladies of the Household, with a Kensington Palace spokesman telling reporters in the US ahead of the three-day trip to Boston: “Racism has no place in our society.”

However, Ms Fulani said that despite the “overt racism” she believes she was subjected to, she did not wish for Lady Susan to resign over the incident.