Spectators at a Boston Celtics game have booed Prince William and Kate as they attended the game during their trip to America.
Will and Kate dropped in to catch the Celtics game Wednesday (local time) as a part of their star-studded US tour.
The couple sat courtside at TD Garden to watch the Boston Celtics face the Miami Heat in a 2022 Eastern Conference Finals rematch, The Sun reports.
The pair arrived about 15 minutes before tip-off and took their seats next to Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu.
But fans reportedly booed when the royal couple was shown on the jumbotron.
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According to the Express UK, the Prince of Wales had an awkward glance at the big screen while the duo’s faces were shown to the crowd on the big screen – as more “USA!” chants echoed – before both royals grinned and waved.
“They tried showing the royals on the jumbotron with a big announcement and security literally stepped in front of the camera while people booed,” Sports writer Jared Weiss tweeted.
The reaction from unimpressed fans comes as Buckingham Palace deals racism claims.
Lady Susan Hussey, a lady-in-waiting of the late Queen, resigned from her role after she repeatedly asked a British black palace guest where she was “really from”.
Ngozi Fulani was quizzed over her nationality at a reception on Tuesday.
Ms Fulani, who was born in Britain, was at the reception for campaigners against violence towards women hosted by the Queen Consort, Camilla.
She had attended the event on behalf of domestic abuse charity Sistah Space to mark the UN’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
Ms Fulani 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, Ms Fulani claimed.
She said the experience, just 10 minutes after arriving, left her “insulted” with “mixed feelings” about the royal visit.
A spokesman for William said it was “really disappointing” that a Palace guest had been interrogated about their nationality.
“Racism has no place in our society, these comments were unacceptable and it’s right that the individual concerned has stepped down.”
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 Ms Fulani feel like “trespassers” rather than guests.
The politician, the first person of colour to lead a UK political party, said she didn’t feel welcome after the encounter despite being invited.
“It was very uncomfortable,” she added.
“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.”
This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission