Prince William And Kate Middleton In Boston: Throughout the interaction, attention was given to the frigid weather. Wu revealed that shortly after Will and Kate left, “We were talking about wanting to bring them back…and everyone pledged that it would be in summer next time.”
While meeting the Wales in the park, Kathy Abbott, CEO of Boston Harbor Now, revealed that she handed Prince William a hand warmer because he was not wearing gloves. I don’t want to be impolite, so I’m keeping them [the hands] in my pockets; it will be better when I can feel them again.
Wales later said to a group of park employees that they might like to return to the area “when it’s a bit warmer” as they leave the waterfront. William said that the waterfront was lovely. Of course, the Earth shot Prize was also on everyone’s mind.
While Will and Kate were in the park, it was revealed that Stone Living Lab would collaborate with Living Seawalls on an ecological restoration project on Boston Harbor’s existing coastal seawalls. Living Seawalls is a finalist for the 2021 Earth shot Prize.
A press release regarding the project states, “The partners will install Living Seawalls panels on seawalls with otherwise poor marine biodiversity. These panels will imitate habitat elements of natural coastal ecosystems, such as rock pools and fissures.
The intricate panel surfaces will increase the amount of habitat space available for the growth of marine life, including seaweed, tunicates, and shellfish, which are essential to the rest of the food chain.
Additionally, they will give marine life more defense against extreme temperatures and predators.” Today, Wales spent time in the park with representatives from Stone Living Lab and Living Seawalls as they observed the beach.
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According to Katherine Dafforn, associate professor at Macquarie University and co-founder of the Living Seawalls project, “We are happy and privileged to join with the Stone Living Lab to bring Living Seawalls to Boston.”
“This project will serve as an enduring legacy of The Earth shot Prize Boston 2022 and illustrate the wonderful benefits to be realized by constructing physical buildings for both humans and nature.”
While the first trailer for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new docuseries debuted on Netflix this morning, William and Kate have not yet commented on the project.
A source said earlier this week that the couple wouldn’t be sidetracked during their vacation to Boston and would be focused on Earth shot. The Wales family will attend the Earth shot Prize presentation tomorrow at MGM Music Hall.
Last night, Prince William commended the “hardy Bostonians” group for attending his speech at City Hall despite the lousy weather. The Prince and Princess of Wales went outside again today in nearly subzero conditions, but there was no rain, only a strong wind as they toured Boston Harbor.
Kate wore a brown coat by Alexander McQueen and knitwear by Gabriela Hearst for the afternoon tour of the waterfront and to view the city’s climate problems as it copes with increasing sea levels. William was dressed in a navy blue coat with a gray scarf.
The Wales family arrived at Piers Park, where Lisa Wieland, CEO of Massport, Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, welcomed them. The party then moved toward the ocean.