"I am going to scream to my BFF and tell them I am famous because I got to be like every single newspaper, on the TV," Henry said.
During their trip to the United States, Kate Middleton and Prince William inadvertently bumped into a little member of the Queen's Guard. The couple visited Boston on Thursday for the second day of their trip, and on that day, they were in Somerville to visit Greentown Labs to learn about the newest cutting-edge advancements in climate technology, per PEOPLE.
During the outing, a local boy called Henry Duinov-Teixeira, 8, who was eager to meet the Prince and Princess of Wales, greeted them. The young boy and his two mothers attended the Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guard on their summer trip to London. Henry was so enamored with the performance that he decided to purchase the outfit, which included a bearskin hat!
Thanks to Henry and everyone who came out to see us in Somerville this morning! pic.twitter.com/bLZrtfFtW4— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) December 1, 2022
When the royal family came to Greentown Labs, Henry Duinov-Teixeira dressed like a Beefeater in the hopes of seeing them. Security personnel walked Henry up onto the sidewalk to wait for the royal couple near the end of their stay. Prince William and Princess Catherine paused to talk to the boy as they left the building. Before they departed for the next stop in Chelsea, he gave them a bouquet of roses, saluted, and engaged in conversation with them.
"I am going to scream to my BFF and tell them I am famous because I got to be like every single newspaper, on the TV. It was crazy," Henry said to CBS News. "It was crazy. I wasn't actually that nervous now that I think about it when I actually did it," Henry added.
Henry claimed that the royal couple greeted him by name, praised his attire, and expressed their gratitude for the flowers. Following their meeting, William and Kate posted a cute picture of Henry greeting them and giving Kate a bouquet of red flowers. The photo, posted on Twitter, was captioned, "Thanks to Henry and everyone who came out to see us in Somerville this morning!"
The royal couple followed this up with a trip to Roca later on in the day, an organization outside of Boston that aims to "disrupt incarceration, poverty, and racism." On Wednesday, Mayor Michelle Wu welcomed Kate and William to Boston and gave them a tour of Boston City Hall. That evening, they traveled to the TD Garden to see the Boston Celtics play the Miami Heat while seated courtside. On Friday, William's Earthshot Prize Awards ceremony will be the highlight of their trip.
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