The Princess of Wales repeated a Chanel blazer for tonight’s Boston Celtics game against the Miami Heat.
Here is a video of the Prince and Princess walking to their courtside seats. The game started at 7pm, midnight London time.
— Paula Ebben (@PaulaEbben) December 1, 2022
The Daily Mail reports, “The Star Spangled Banner … was belted out by a semi-finalist of season 10 of the reality TV series The Voice.”
In this image, you see (left to right) Mayor Michelle Wu, Governor-elect Maura Healey, the Prince, and the Princess.
This may remind readers of the last time the royal duo was at an NBA game. That was the Brooklyn Nets – Cleveland Cavaliers game the couple watched during the December 2014 New York trip.
More about tonight’s event from The Daily Mail’s coverage.
Before the game started the royals met members of the ‘Celtics family’, including representatives of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, which provides grassroots programming and strategic funding to local organizations serving at-risk or at-need populations.
Around the arena, digital advertising boards were lit up green to promote the awards while spectators were treated to a promotional Earthshot video ahead of the game.
The royals met 15-year-old Ollie Perrault, who was honored at the game for her work leading a youth climate leadership program.
The British Embassy in Washington shared photos from the game.
The Prince and Princess of Wales cheered on the Boston Celtics tonight!
— British Embassy Washington (@UKinUSA) December 1, 2022
Below, Governor-elect Maura Healey taking a photo of the Prince, Princess, and Emilia Fazzalari (right), wife of Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck. Ms. Healey knows her way around a basketball court. She was co-captain of the Harvard Crimson women’s basketball team and also spent two years playing professionally for an Austrian team.
Mayor Wu posted a selfie on Twitter.
In this image, former Celtics great Tom “Satch” Sanders is on Prince William’s right.
People magazine’s Stephanie Petit shared an image of the couple on the big screen.
The Prince and Princess of Wales at BOston Celtics game 🇺🇸☘️🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/czVU1KuIuB
— Steph Petit (@stephpetit_) December 1, 2022
A quick video shows their reaction.
— NBA (@NBA) December 1, 2022
Another photo from the game.
UPDATE THURSDAY A.M.: Kensington Palace posted a video about the engagement Thursday morning.
Baskets in Boston 🏀
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) December 1, 2022
Now for our look at what Kate wore this evening.
She brought back a Chanel blazer first seen at an October Coach Core event. The circa 1995 design is made of an acrylic, nylon, cotton, and wool blend. It features notched lapels, patch pockets, turned-back cuffs, and contrasting trim.
Below, a photo from the Coach Core engagement.
Tonight, the Princess paired the jacket with black skinny jeans that I haven’t seen enough of to identify.
She wore new jewelry, including what looks like a Laura Lombardi Portrait 14kt Gold-Plated Chain Necklace ($158). It is a chunky design with round and oval links, and a T-bar fastener. The necklace is described as being “plated with 14kt gold using a zero-waste technique.” Thank you to Middleton Maven for the necklace ID.
Her earrings look like another design by Shyla London, the Biaritz Squiggle Earrings ($74) in 22-carat gold on silver.
We’ll see you tomorrow for a full day of engagements.
- The Prince and Princess will visit Greentown Labs and learn about climate innovations being incubated in Boston.
- The royals will visit Roca, a non-profit focusing on young people considered at high risk for becoming the primary victims or drivers of violence.
- There is a third engagement that will be announced tomorrow.
Below, a review of today’s ensembles.
NOTE: As a rule, comments focused on the cost of the Princess’s wardrobe aren’t published, but I am making an exception during the Boston visit because of the trip’s focus and purpose.
Here is GMA’s raw footage from the game.
And a WBZ story about the royals attending the game.