Celtics player Jaylen Brown reveals total lack of interest in Royals trends now
Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown highlighted how little he cared about playing in front of the Prince and Princess of Wales last night as the British Royal Family face down renewed allegations of racism.
William and Kate were sat courtside at the TD garden last night to see the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat by 134 to 121 points at home.
They are in Boston for the Earthshot Prize awards, a three-day event commemorating people who have made significant contributions to environmentalism.
When asked after the game what it was like to play in front of royalty, Brown replied dismissively: 'It was just a regular game to me,' before immediately moving on.
The prince and princess arrived in Boston just hours after William's godmother - an elderly staffer at Buckingham Palace - was accused of making racist remarks at an event hosted by Queen Consort Camilla, who has herself been accused of racist behavior.
The royal couple were also left embarrassed at the opening ceremony of the Earthshot Awards hours before the basketball game when US presidential envoy for the environment John Kerry and US Ambassador to Australia Caroline Kennedy pulled out of planned appearances at the last minute.
Kerry gave no excuse for the no-show while Kennedy blamed weather-induced travel disruption - but their surprising absence has led to speculation they snubbed Will and Kate to avoid the PR fallout amid the racism allegations.
Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales, watch the NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at TD Garden on November 30, 2022
Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales, watch Jaylen Brown play during the game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at TD Garden in downtown Boston, on November 30, 2022
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On their first day in the Boston during a landmark US tour, William and Kate were brought into the TD Garden stadium to sit courtside close to the action alongside the Celtics' owners Wyc Grousbeck and wife Emilia Fazzalari.
Kate and William, who were also flanked by Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, stood for the US national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, performed by a previous semi-finalist from the reality TV series The Voice.
The royal couple put on brave faces as faint boos could be heard