"We brought a bit of rain with us yesterday, it's a bit nicer today!"
The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived last week for a three-day trip to the United States in the city of Massachusetts. While touring the city of Boston, Prince William engaged in a lively conversation with some of the well-wishers who lined the streets to meet the Prince and Princess of Wales. The royal couple met royal fans as they welcomed admirers outside Roca, a charity in the adjacent Chelsea neighborhood, per PEOPLE.
Alex Cross, a 30-year-old local, shook Prince William's hand and hurriedly requested permission to introduce him to her Tennessee-based mother who was on the phone. As soon as the woman asked him, Prince William instantly complied and said, "Is she on there now?" When she said her mom was on the phone, William did not hesitate even a bit before speaking to Cross's mom directly on the phone and asking Cross what her mother's name was. "Mallory, hello! Where in Tennessee? I hope it's warmer there!" he said to Cross's mom with a laugh. The elated fan posted a video of the exchange on Instagram.
Cross, who is from Tennessee and now resides in Chelsea, was thrilled following the unexpected exchange! In an interview with PEOPLE, she shared that she grew up with her mother who was a huge fan of the royal family, so when the Royals came to Boston, her first thought was to "share this with my mom." Cross added, "She can't be here with me, so I shook his hand and said, 'Can you say hi to my mom? She's in Tennessee.' He said, 'What's her name?' and he said, 'Hello, Mallory!' I couldn't believe he actually did that. It was so great!"
Praising the Prince and Princess of Wales, Cross said she thinks the couple is an excellent example to set Millennials and Gen X, given that "they care so much for the planet". "It was really cool that they came out here and were shaking hands," she shared.
Wednesday night's basketball game saw the Boston Celtics defeat the Miami Heat as Prince William and Princess Kate sat courtside. During the walkout near Chelsea, Prince William said to a woman in the crowds, "We brought a bit of rain with us yesterday, it's a bit nicer today," before inquiring as to whether or not she was a Celtics supporter. "We had a good night at the basketball last night," he said. "If the Celtics hadn't won last night, we'd never be able to show our faces in Boston again! Quiet relieved they won."
On Thursday, the second day of their vacation, they visited Greentown Labs in Somerville to learn about the most recent cutting-edge developments in climate technology. A local 8-year-old child named Henry Duinov-Teixeira, dressed in a Queensguard uniform, couldn't contain his excitement at meeting the Prince and Princess of Wales.
The Prince and Princess of Wales have been on a long visit to the United States for three days to learn more about climate technology and other social issues. The pair made a pit call at Roca in Chelsea, a nonprofit organization that works with at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are at the epicenter of urban crime.
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