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SPECTATORS at a basketball game were shocked as William and Kate made a surprise courtside appearance.

Senior Royal Family members Prince William and Kate Middleton dropped in to catch the Celtics game Wednesday as a part of their star-studded US tour.

Sources attending the game report the Duke and Duchess happily met fans at the game as they took a break from their packed schedule – and were even flashed on the large screens to loud cheers.

Earlier in the day, the couple flew into the city on a commercial flight from London, landing in the pouring rain on Wednesday afternoon.

Addressing the waiting Bostonians, William, 40, said: "Thank you to the hardy Bostonians for braving the rain. Catherine and I are absolutely delighted to be with you today, for our first engagement in the great city of Boston, as we start the count down to The Earthshot Prize Awards this Friday."

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  • Shanine Bruder

    Royal family to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth at Christmas carol service

    This year the royal Christmas carol service will return once more – and members of the family will take this opportunity to pay tribute to the late Queen.

    The service will pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the values she demonstrated at Christmas time and throughout her life – including empathy, compassion and support for others. 

    The carol service will see Westminster Abbey filled with beautiful festive decorations, providing the perfect Christmas backdrop for the world-renowned Abbey Choir to perform some of the nation’s favourite carols.

    A number of musical performances and poignant readings will also be delivered by a range of special guests.

  • Shanine Bruder

    Royal staff member allegedly resigns after claims of racism

    A member of staff at Buckingham Palace has allegedly resigned yesterday after it was claimed she asked a guest “Where are you really from?”

    Lady Susan Hussey, a friend of the late Queen, is said to have quizzed Ngozi Fulani over her nationality at a reception held on behalf of domestic abuse charity Sistah Space to mark the UN’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

    Ngozi, who was born in Britain said she was horrified when Lady Susan approached her, moved her hair to see her name badge and asked: “Where do your people come from?”

    The employee, and Prince William’s godmother, repeatedly questioned what part of Africa she was from and when she first came to the UK, Ngozi claims.

    Buckingham Palace confirmed the staffer involved had stepped aside after an investigation.

  • Shanine Bruder

    William and Kate expected to meet Joe Biden

    The Prince and Princess of Wales are expected to meet President Joe Biden as they attend the Earthshot Awards in Boston this week.

    According to a report from the MailOnline, the royals are looking to make use of a “scheduling quirk” that puts them in Boston at the same time as the 46th US president.

    William and Kate are not expected to meet Prince Harry and Meghan Markle while on their trip.

  • Shanine Bruder

    Hidden meaning behind Meghan and Harry’s Netflix documentary release date

    According to royal experts Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix documentary release date has a secret meaning behind it.

    The show, which will give an insight into the Sussexes’ “love story”, will hit screens on December 8.

    The couple reportedly asked for the highly anticipated documentary be delayed – putting them at loggerheads with Netflix bosses.

    Now royal experts have claimed the streaming giant denied their request for one key reason.

    Royal biographer Angela Levin believes Netflix chose the date to make sure it gets better ratings.

    Speaking to The Sun she revealed: “I suspect the date is what Netflix wanted. It’s the timing Netflix wanted and needed.

    “It may be because it will have allowed royal fans to have finished up watching The Crown.”

    The latest season of the hit TV show came out on November 9 – so it means Harry and Meghan’s show is coming out exactly a month later.

    Ms Levin explained: “It means fans will have been able to watch two episodes a week of The Crown and have the whole season wrapped up just before Harry and Meghan’s show comes out.

    “It means those who are hooked on royal shows will have something new to start right away.”

    Read more here.

  • Shanine Bruder

    Will Princess Charlotte become the Duchess of Edinburgh?

    Prince Edward has been waiting since his father Prince Philip‘s death to be titled Duke of Edinburgh, however, the day might never come.

    The Mail on Sunday revealed that the King wants to give the title to Princess Charlotte, who’s third in line to the throne.

    Sourced told the newspaper: “Discussions are under way, but the favoured outcome for the King is that this title ought to go to Princess Charlotte.

    “It would be a fitting way to remember the Queen – who, of course, had the title Duchess of Edinburgh – and a way for His Majesty to honour the line of succession.”

  • Shanine Bruder

    Fans want to see Kate Middleton play the piano at this year’s Christmas service

    Royal fans are all saying the same thing about this year’s Christmas service hosted by Kate Middelton.

    They all want to see the Princess of Wales play the piano once more.

    Last year, Kate took to the piano as she joined musician Tom Walker at Westminster Abbey for a special Christmas performance.

    Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: ”Last year’s Carol Concert was so beautiful! Hoping HRH the Princess of Wales will play piano again.”

    A second agreed, saying: ”I wish Princess Catherine would play the piano again.”

    This year’s service will be broadcast on ITV on Christmas Eve.

  • Carsen Holaday

    Halftime selfies

    During halftime at the Boston Celtics game, fans and players are taking pictures with and of the Royal Couple.

    Fans take pictures of Britain’s Prince William as he walks away during halftimeCredit: AFP
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    Fans BOO Will and Kate

    Sports writer Jared Weiss shared that spectators at tonight's Boston Celtics game booed when Prince William and Kate Middletown were shown on the jumbotron.

    "They tried showing the royals on the jumbotron with a big announcement and security literally stepped in front of the camera while people booed," Jared wrote.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Full exchange between Fulani and Lady Susan Hussey

    Here is the full exchange, as detailed by by Ngozi Fulani, chief executive of Sistah Space, between Ms Fulani and Lady Susan Hussey, who has resigned as an honorary Lady of the Household, at Buckingham Palace:

    Lady SH: “Where are you from?”

    Ms Fulani: “Sistah Space.”

    SH: “No where do you come from?

    Ms Fulani: “We’re based in Hackney.”

    SH: “No, what part of Africa are YOU from?”

    Ms Fulani: “I don’t know, they didn’t leave any records.”

    SH: “Well, you must know where you’re from, I spent time in France. Where are you from?”

    Ms Fulani: “Here, UK”

    SH: “No, but what Nationality are you?”

    Ms Fulani: “I am born here and am British.”

    SH: “No, but where do you really come from, where do your people come from?”

    Ms Fulani: “‘My people’, lady, what is this?”

    SH: “Oh I can see I am going to have a challenge getting you to say where you’re from. When did you first come here?”

    Ms Fulani: “Lady! I am a British national, my parents came here in the 50’s when…”

    SH: “Oh, I knew we’d get there in the end, you’re Caribbean!”

    Ms Fulani: “No lady, I am of African heritage, Caribbean descent and British nationality.”

    SH: “Oh so you’re from….”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Prince William’s team blasts his godmother Lady Hussey over claims of racism

    Prince William has slammed his godmother after she resigned following an alleged race row at Buckingham Palace.

    The royal said the ordeal was “really disappointing” and that it was “right” Lady Susan Hussey had stepped down.

    William said: “I was really disappointed to hear about the guests experience at Buckingham Palace last night.

    “Obviously, I wasn’t there, but racism has no place in our society.

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

    William’s spokesperson made the comments in the US ahead of a visit by the Royal and Princess Kate.

    Credit: Getty
  • Shanine Bruder

    GMB viewers choose ‘nation’s favourite Christmas carol’ for the royal service

    Earlier this week Good Morning Britian and Prince William announced that The Princess of Wales needed the nations help to decide the final carol that will be performed at this year’s Together at Christmas service.

    After 24,750 votes the winning carol has been announced this morning.

    The public decided that they would love to see ”O Come, All Ye Faithful” performed at Westminster Abbey on Christmas Eve.

    The service will be broadcast on ITV.

  • Shanine Bruder

    King Charles ‘sure’ to have offered Prince Harry an olive branch ahead of Christmas

    A royal expert has said they are “sure” King Charles has offered Prince Harry a route back into the Royal Family ahead of the festive season.

    Royal author Phil Dampier told The Sun: “Charles has already offered an olive branch to Harry by mentioning him in his first-ever address to the nation when he became King.

    “I’m sure he’s also offered olive branches privately and I’m sure he’s been invited to Sandringham for the festive season.”

    Read more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Olena Zelenska meets the Queen Consort at Buckingham Palace

    Olena Zelenska, the First Lady of Ukraine, met with Camilla, the Queen Consort, as well as a series of other female world leaders in Buckingham Palace yesterday.

    The group met to discuss violence against women in Ukraine and across the globe.

    Speaking of the meeting, Lady Camilla said: “Today, a remarkable group of people gathered at Buckingham Palace with one aim – to see the end of violence against women and girls.

    “I was deeply moved and inspired by their stories. With determination and courage, we will see the end of these heinous crimes forever.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    Harry and Meg to go head to head with Will and Kate as royals head to the USA

    Prince Harry & Meghan will go head-to-head with Wills & Kate in a “popularity contest” as the two couples head to the US this week.

    Prince William and Kate Middleton will attend a series of engagements just days before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a glitzy award bash.

    But contrary to reports that the Cambridges won’t be “distracted” by the Duke and Duchess while in the US, a royal expert believes the two couples will compete in a popularity contest – despite no plans to meet stateside.

    Royal biographer Andrew Morton said: “The royal family are a competitive bunch, they always have been and always will be.

    “Prince William is the future king, Prince Harry no longer has a royal role. But nonetheless, they will be looking at the optics to see who had the biggest crowds, who had the most column inches and if they tell you otherwise, don’t believe them.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    In pictures: Kate & William meet Pastor in visit to Burnely

    The Duchess of Cambridge The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pictured meeting Pastor Mick Fleming during a visit to the Church on the Street (left) in Burnley, Lancashire.

    They met with volunteers and staff to hear about their motivations for working with Church on the Street as well as a number of service users to hear about their experiences first-hand.

    Pastor Mick is a former drug dealer who set up Church on the Street in 2019 to help the homeless and people living in some form of poverty in Burnley and surrounding area.

    Credit: PA
  • Joseph Gamp

    'All members of household being remidned of diversity and inclusion policies', says Palace

    The Palace said in a statement: "In this instance, unacceptable and deeply regrettable comments have been made. We have reached out to Ngozi Fulani on this matter, and are inviting her to discuss all elements of her experience in person if she wishes.

    "In the meantime, the individual concerned would like to express her profound apologies for the hurt caused and has stepped aside from her honorary role with immediate effect.

    "All members of the Household are being reminded of the diversity and inclusivity policies which they are required to uphold at all times.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Paralympic gold medal swimmer Tully Kearney hopes MBE will inspire others

    Paralympic gold medal swimmer Tully Kearney has said she hopes being awarded an MBE will help show people with progressive conditions that "they can still achieve".

    Kearney, who won gold in the Tokyo Paralympics women's 100 metre freestyle S5, said being awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday afternoon was a "surreal experience".

    The 25-year-old swimmer was born with cerebral palsy and developed generalised dystonia, a progressive neurological movement disorder, in her mid-teens – a significant progression in this condition, coupled with an injury, forced her to withdraw from the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

    She proudly said: "As someone with a progressive condition, after withdrawing from Rio I didn't know if I'd be able to make it to the Paralympic Games – so to make it and then win gold and be awarded an MBE is just an incredible experience.

    "And I think for me, it shows other people with progressive conditions and people that are struggling with life that they can still achieve."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Royal staff member resigns after claims of racism

    A member of staff at Buckingham Palace has allegedly resigned today after it was claimed she asked a guest “Where are you really from?”

    Lady Susan Hussey, a friend of the late Queen, is said to have quizzed Ngozi Fulani over her nationality yesterday, at a reception held on behalf of domestic abuse charity Sistah Space to mark the UN’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

    Ngozi, who was born in Britain said she was horrified when Lady Susan approached her, moved her hair to see her name badge and asked: “Where do your people come from?”

    The employee, and Prince William’s godmother, repeatedly questioned what part of Africa she was from and when she first came to the UK, Ngozi claims.

    Buckingham Palace this morning confirmed the staffer involved had stepped aside after an investigation.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Charles opens new welcome centre for Ukrainian refugees in London

    The King has opened a new welcome centre for Ukrainian refugees in London.

    Charles toured the facility, located at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile, with Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska.

    The welcome centre is a partnership between the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family in London and the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain.

    It is designed to help new arrivals from Ukraine, providing them with advice and support on settling and long-term living in the UK.

    Upon arrival at the cathedral, the King was greeted by Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski and Ukraine's UK ambassador Vadym Prystaiko.

    Bishop Nowakowski showed Charles a religious icon painted on an ammunition box that had come to the cathedral from Ukraine.

    The King was then taken to the welcome centre, where he was shown some of the services on offer, including an English conversation club, an art therapy class, and a mother and toddler club.

    He spoke to therapist Khrystyna Kazarian, who volunteers at the welcome centre.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Ngozi was at Palace to speak on behalf of domestic abuse charity

    Ngozi, who was born in Britain, attended the event on behalf of domestic abuse charity Sistah Space to mark the UN’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

    She said she was horrified when Lady Susan approached her, moved her hair to see her name badge and asked: “Where do your people come from?”

    The employee repeatedly questioned what part of Africa she was from and when she first came to the UK, Ngozi claims.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Ngozi Fulani says she felt she couldn't tell Camilla

    Responding to messages of support, Ms Fulani wrote: "Standing there in a room packed with people while this violation was taking place was so strange, especially as the event was about violence against women.

    "That feeling of not knowing what to do, will NEVER leave me. Almost alone in a room full of advocates."

    She said it was a "struggle to stay in a space where you were violated".

    Ms Fulani outlined her distress at not being able to report the incident, saying she felt she could not tell Camilla.

    "There was nobody to report it to. I couldn't (sic) report it to the Queen Consort, plus it was such a shock to me and the other 2 women, that we were stunned to temporary silence," she wrote.

    "I just stood at the edge of the room, smiled & engaged briefly with who spoke to me until I could leave."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Full exchange between Fulani and Lady Susan Hussey

    Here is the full exchange, as detailed by by Ngozi Fulani, chief executive of Sistah Space, between Ms Fulani and Lady Susan Hussey, who has resigned as an honorary Lady of the Household, at Buckingham Palace:

    Lady SH: "Where are you from?"

    Ms Fulani: "Sistah Space."

    SH: "No where do you come from?

    Ms Fulani: "We're based in Hackney."

    SH: "No, what part of Africa are YOU from?"

    Ms Fulani: "I don't know, they didn't leave any records."

    SH: "Well, you must know where you're from, I spent time in France. Where are you from?"

    Ms Fulani: "Here, UK"

    SH: "No, but what Nationality are you?"

    Ms Fulani: "I am born here and am British."

    SH: "No, but where do you really come from, where do your people come from?"

    Ms Fulani: "'My people', lady, what is this?"

    SH: "Oh I can see I am going to have a challenge getting you to say where you're from. When did you first come here?"

    Ms Fulani: "Lady! I am a British national, my parents came here in the 50's when…"

    SH: "Oh, I knew we'd get there in the end, you're Caribbean!"

    Ms Fulani: "No lady, I am of African heritage, Caribbean descent and British nationality."

    SH: "Oh so you're from…."

  • Shanine Bruder

    Buckingham Palace guests speak on alleged racism claims

    Guests who attended a reception at Buckingham Palace yesterday have opened up about their experience amid claims of racism.

    Ngozi Fulani who was attending an event at the Palace said she was horrified when Lady Susan approached her and quizzed her nationality, asking "Where are you really from?"

    Mandu Reid, leader of the Women's Equality Party, who was also there at the time, told The Sun that Lady Susan's questions had made her and Ngozi feel like “trespassers” rather than guests.

    "This reception was there to celebrate people who had been working to end violence against women and girls and yet we were on the receiving end of an interrogation about what our heritage was.

    "At an event like that to be on the receiving end of such offensive, racist, unwelcoming treatment really paints a bad picture.

    "It was meant to be an opportunity to celebrate and honour people who had been working on this really important subject and elevate the importance of the subject.

    "The encounter we had undermined that."

  • Shanine Bruder

    Prince William's team blasts his godmother Lady Hussey over claims of racism

    Prince William has slammed his godmother after she resigned following an alleged race row at Buckingham Palace.

    The royal said the ordeal was "really disappointing" and that it was "right" Lady Susan Hussey had stepped down.

    William said: "I was really disappointed to hear about the guests experience at Buckingham Palace last night.

    "Obviously, I wasn't there, but racism has no place in our society.

    "The comments were unacceptable, and it is right that the individual has stepped aside with immediate effect."

    William's spokesperson made the comments in the US ahead of a visit by the Royal and Princess Kate.

    Lady Susan Hussey has allegedly resigned amid the claimsCredit: Getty
  • Shanine Bruder

    Buckingham Palace statement on 'deeply regrettable comments' from Camilla companion

    A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: "We take this incident extremely seriously and have investigated immediately to establish the full details.

    "In this instance, unacceptable and deeply regrettable comments have been made.

    "We have reached out to Ngozi Fulani on this matter, and are inviting her to discuss all elements of her experience in person if she wishes.

    "In the meantime, the individual concerned would like to express her profound apologies for the hurt caused and has stepped aside from her honorary role with immediate effect.

    "All members of the Household are being reminded of the diversity and inclusivity policies which they are required to uphold at all times."

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