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See photos from the royals' visit to Boston

British royals Prince William and Princess Kate are visiting Boston this week, marking their first trip to the U.S. in nearly a decade.

The pair hoped to draw attention to the Earthshot Prize for environmental innovation, which they will present to a winner on Friday.

Boston was chosen as the location of the ceremony because it is the birthplace of former president John F. Kennedy, whose famous "moonshot" speech inspired Prince William to pursue a similarly ambitious goal of curbing climate change.

Here are photos from their trip:

Prince William and Catherine meet a boy dressed as a guard in Boston, Massachusetts. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Prince William and Kate meet a boy dressed as a guard in Somerville. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Governor-Elect Maura Healey, left, Prince William and Kate look on as Boston Celtics PG Marcus Smart gestures in front of them on the court. (Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Governor-Elect Maura Healey, left, William and Kate look on as Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart gestures in front of them on the court. (Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Prince William walks during halftime of an NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat , Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. (Brian Snyder/AP)
William walks during halftime of an NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat. (Brian Snyder/AP)
Crowds gather to see Prince William and Kate during a visit to Roca, a non-profit organization focusing on high-risk young people, in Chelsea. (Ian Vogler/Getty Images)
Crowds gather to see the royal couple during a visit to Roca, a non-profit organization focusing on high-risk young people, in Chelsea. (Ian Vogler/Getty Images)
Prince William and Kate join Governor-elect Maura Healy and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu to kick off Earthshot celebrations outside of Boston City Hall. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)
William and Kate join Healy and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu to kick off Earthshot celebrations outside of Boston City Hall. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Prince William and Kate, Governor-elect Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu after pressing a button to light city hall green for the Welcome to Earthshot ceremony at City Hall Plaza. (Photo by Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)
William and Kate, Healey and Wu after pressing a button to light city hall green for the Welcome to Earthshot ceremony at City Hall Plaza. (Photo by Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)
A general view of gathered crowds as Prince William and Catherine formally kick off Earthshot celebrations by lighting up Boston City Hall on November 30, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts.(Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Hundreds gathered as William and Kate formally kick off Earthshot celebrations by lighting up Boston City Hall on November 30, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts.(Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, right, and her family show photographs of Queen Elizabeth II's visit in 1976, during the visit of Britain's Prince William and Kate to Boston City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, in Boston. (Nancy Lane/The Boston Herald via AP)
Wu and her family show William and Kate photographs of Queen Elizabeth II's visit in 1976. (Nancy Lane/The Boston Herald via AP)
People wait for Prince William and Kate to walk through the lobby of Boston City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, in Boston, Mass. (Reba Saldanha/AP)
People wait for William and Kate to walk through the lobby of Boston City Hall. (Reba Saldanha/AP)
Prince William and Kate arrive at Logan Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, in Boston. (John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via AP)
William and Kate arrive at Logan Airport. (John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via AP)

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