President Biden meets with Prince William after arriving in Boston on Friday


President Joe Biden touched down in Boston Friday afternoon, the second time he has landed in Massachusetts in roughly as many weeks, and met with a handful of local officials and later, Prince William.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, who has played host to Prince William and Princess Kate this week, greeted the president at Logan International Airport alongside U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and Massport CEO Lisa Wieland, according to pool reports.Read more: Where will Prince William and Princess Kate be on Friday? Heres their Boston schedule

Biden spoke with the group for several minutes before he left for the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. Once at the library, Biden walked over to the edge of a pavilion with Boston and water in the background, pool reports said.

Prince Willaim descended to the pavilion shortly after and marveled at the scene, pool reports said.

What a spectacular setting, William reportedly said to Biden as the two met.

The pair shook hands and spoke for a few minutes before walking back into the library.

Biden is in Massachusetts for a Democratic fundraiser later Friday afternoon, where he will phone bank for Georgias Raphael Warnock. The president has been a frequent visitor to the Bay State over the last several months, last traveling to Nantucket for Thanksgiving and previously coming to Boston in September for an event at Logan International Airport.

Prince William and Princess Kate traveled to Boston for the 2022 Earthshot Prize Award ceremony, also scheduled for Friday afternoon at the MGM Music Hall near Fenway.Read more: Royals in Boston: Prince and Princess arrive in Somerville at Greentown Labs

The royal couple has spent the past two days in Massachusetts, touring different parts of Boston, Dorchester, Somerville, and Chelsea.

At an event Wednesday afternoon outside Boston City Hall, Prince Willaim said the city was the obvious choice for the awards ceremony which hands out grants to companies fighting climate change.

President John F. Kennedys moonshot speech laid down a challenge to American innovation and ingenuity, he said. We choose to go to the moon, he said, not because it is easy, but because it is hard. It was that moonshot speech that inspired me to launch The Earthshot Prize, with the aim of doing the same for climate change as President Kennedy did for the space race.Read more: Prince William talks climate change in Boston for Earthshot Prize

At the John F. Kennedy Library, Prince William met with U.S. Ambassador to Australia Caroline Kennedy, the only living child of President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, according to pool reports.

During the visit, the pair spent time looking at a copy of President Kennedys Moonshot speech, spoke about its significance, and viewed a model of the Gemini capsule.