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President Biden greets Prince William in Boston

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Biden meets Prince William amid royal drama
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President Biden greeted William, Prince of Wales, Friday afternoon at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston when the two were both in the city.

The two shook hands and stood and spoke for a few minutes before walking along the edge of the building's pavilion.

Prince William shakes hands with President Biden on visit to Boston
Prince William, Prince of Wales meets with President Joe Biden at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Dec. 2, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. Getty Images

Initially, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday said William's wife Catherine, Princess of Wales, would be present as well. But the White House later said only the prince would meet with the president. A British diplomat said that the princess' schedule "sadly didn't allow" for them to meet. 

Mr. Biden and first lady Jill Biden attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom earlier this year.

The president is in Boston for a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and he'll also participate in an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers phone bank. 

— CBS News' Sara Cook and Kathryn Watson contributed to this report 

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