Biden and Prince William discuss climate issues in Boston
The day before yesterday US President Joe Biden held a brief meeting with Britain’s Crown Prince William in Boston, where the Prince of Wales and his wife Kate led a ceremony on climate change to conclude their visit to the United States.
The two men shook hands and chatted about the arctic cold in the historic city during a meeting outside the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.
Biden, who received his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron for an official visit in the past few days, was in Boston to raise funds for his Democratic Party and to hold this almost hour-long meeting with Prince William.
US President’s spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre said the two men would discuss their “shared climate goals” and issues related to mental health and the fight against cancer.
Prince William and his wife’s visit to the United States is their first since 2014 and their first trip abroad since the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on September 8.
Earlier in the evening, in polar cold weather, William chaired the second cycle of the Earthshot awards he created in 2020 to support innovation to combat climate change. Five prizes, each worth over £1m (€1.2m) were awarded.
On Thursday, William and Kate visited research and innovation labs fighting climate change in Boston, the Atlantic city like New York threatened by rising water levels.
The couple, who have three children between the ages of four and nine, strive to present a more modern and approachable image of the monarchy, but also have an undeniable sense of duty.
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