Prince William, Kate seen with Reverend condemning racism following UK royal scandal

Prince William and Princess Kate were spotted strolling through Boston on Thursday with Reverend Mariama White-Hammond – a black preacher who delivered a speech to the couple amid a royal racism scandal condemning the “legacy of colonialism and racism”.

Rev. White-Hammond, the city’s director of environment, energy and open spaces, delivered the remarks on Wednesday as the Prince and Princess of Wales waited to greet fans on the stage at Boston City Hall on their first trip to the United States welcome for eight years.

Hours before the speech, William’s godmother Lady Susan Hussey resigned from Buckingham Palace after she was accused of making racist remarks at an event hosted by Queen Consort Camilla.

“On this day, I invite us all to reflect on the legacy of colonialism and racism,” White-Hammond said on stage. “The way it has affected people around the world and its connection, its deep connection to the degradation of the country and our planet that we all want to reverse.

Prince William and Princess Kate along with Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and Reverend Mariama White-Hammond visit representatives of the Boston Harbor Defenses Engagement in Piers Park, Boston.  Left to right: Prince William, Princess Kate, Mayor Michelle Wu, Reverend Mariama White-Hammond.
The Prince and Princess of Wales are visiting Boston on their first trip to the United States in eight years.
David McGlynn

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

She added that Boston is “honoured” to be the first American city and the first city outside the UK to host the Earthshot Awards – which aims to encourage creative solutions to climate change.

The Reverend’s comments also come months after William and Kate ended up in hot water during a trip to the Caribbean for shouting it stems from “colonialism”.

Reverend Mariama White-Hammond speaks at Boston City Hall
Rev. White-Hammond, the city’s director of environment, energy and open space, condemned racism and colonialism at Boston City Hall before William and Kate met with fans.
David McGlynn

Sources told Page Six that the royal couple were unaware of the speech before White-Hammond spoke. Despite the awkwardness of the moment, the prince and princess smiled as they took the stage in the rain and told their fans they were “delighted” to be in “the great city of Boston.”

The Prince and Princess of Wales and White-Hammond were joined by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on Thursday as they strolled along the Boston waterfront to discuss how the city has been dealing with rising sea levels.

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