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Touching moment Kate and William receive flowers from boy dressed as Grenadier Guard

Kate, Princess of Wales, had a taste of home during her three-day trip to Boston today as she received flowers from an eight-year-old boy dressed as one of Buckingham Palace’s Grenadier Guards. 

Adorable Henry Dynov-Teixeira, from Somerville, Massachusetts, gave the Princess a bouquet of red roses as he beamed from beneath his iconic bearskin hat.

Kate and Prince William had just come from a visit to Greentown Labs, North America’s largest clean-tech incubator, on the second day of their visit to the Boston area, when Henry had approached them on the street. 

Henry’s mum, Irina, said of his wonderful costume: “He saw changing of the guard on a visit to London and wore it for Halloween”, reported’s Richard Palmer.

Both Kate and William shook the young boy’s hand, and could be seen exchanging a few words with him. Henry told reporters the experience “was crazy”, adding that he “wasn’t actually that nervous” when he spoke to the Prince and Princess.

When asked what he is going to tell his friends, Dynov-Teixeira said he was “going to scream” to his best friend “and tell them I’m famous.”

Soon after the meeting, the Prince and Princess of Wales tweeted out their thanks to Henry and “everyone who came out to see us in Somerville this morning.”

The sweet moment has already moved fans, with many remarking on how cute Henry’s gesture was. One said: “Such a dear little boy,” while another added: “This young man is so cute, love him.”

After setting down in Boston yesterday, the couple’s trip officially began with a private meeting with Boston Mayor Michelle Wu in her office, before a welcome event outside City Hall – which saw local Bostonians packed outside armed with flowers, flags and umbrellas to brave the heavy rain and welcome the royals to their city. 

Top-notch security for the couple will be provided by the US, with agents of the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) having reportedly started planning their protection back in September. Matthew O’Brien of the DSS Boston field office told ABC News that their trip “has been choreographed down to the minute.”

Today they visited Greentown Labs, a climate tech startup incubator which said the royals visit would be “extremely private and invite-only.” Crowds swelled in Somerville as hundreds of Americans gathered to try and get a glimpse of the couple after their trip to the lab – with some reportedly waiting for as long as three hours.

“Day two here in Boston!” the official Twitter account for the Prince and Princess of Wales wrote this morning.

“First a visit to Greentown Labs – North America’s largest clean-tech incubator who nurture and scale climate innovators, helping protect and restore our planet. Great meeting some of the companies supported here and seeing some familiar Earthshot faces.”

The royal couple were seen waving to the crowd waiting on the pavement before heading inside for their tour.

Prince William and Princess Catherine have now headed to Chelsea to visit to nonprofit Roca Inc., an organization that aims to improve the lives of young people facing poverty, racism and incarceration.

Crowds had similarly gathered on the streets, and the royals waved to them as they entered.



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