The Prince and Princess of Wales appeared at a Boston Celtics game on Wednesday night, but not everyone in the building was impressed.
Prince William and Kate Middleton stopped at TD Garden during their first trip to the United States in nearly a decade.
The duo’s appearance drew a lot of attention, but their presence apparently went largely unnoticed by some Celtics players and coaches.
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The couple were joined by Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck and his wife, Emilia Fazzalari, co-owner Steve Pagliuca and his wife, Judy, Celtics Hall of Famer great Thomas «Satch» Sanders, and others.
The royal received a somewhat mixed reaction from fans within the arena.
But the royal presence didn’t seem to resonate with NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month Joe Mazzulla.
Mazzulla was asked by a reporter during a post-game press conference if he met with the royal family.
«Jesus, Mary and Joseph?» she replied sarcastically.
«Oh no, I didn’t. I’m only familiar with one royal family. I don’t know much about that one,» he continued after a reporter clarified who the Prince and Princess of Wales were.
Mazzulla unexpectedly promoted to replace Ime Udoka was suspended for the 2022-2023 season for «violations of team policies» after he reportedly had an affair with a staff member of the organization.
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Celtic players were seen walking past the pair as they registered for the game with Mazzulla occasionally walking in front of the pair.
Before the game, the official Twitter account of Prince William and Kate Middleton shared a message of support for the Celtics.
Jaylen Brown was also asked to share his feelings about competing in front of members of the royal family, and he nonchalantly replied, «It was just a normal game for me.»
In video captured by Fox News Digital, the royal couple could be seen waving to fans as they left the game.
MVP candidate Jayson Tatum had 49 points and 11 rebounds on the night. At one point in the game, William was caught on camera congratulating Tatum and saying that he is «very good.»
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The Celtics (18-4) won their fifth straight game by defeating the Miami Heat, 134-121. Boston remained in first place in the Eastern Conference.