President Biden met Prince William in Boston Friday shortly after signing a bill to override rail-union complaints about a lack of paid sick days in a labor contract.

The 40-year-old eldest son of King Charles III met with Biden for the fourth time in 18 months while he was in the city for an environmental award ceremony.

Biden and the Prince of Wales previously met at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in September, as well as last year at the G7 summit in Cornwall, England and at an anti-global warming conference in Scotland.

A spokesperson for Prince William said ahead of the meeting, “The Prince of Wales is looking forward to meeting the President at the JFK Library.”

The meeting with William was late addition to the schedule for Biden’s planned trip to fundraise and take part in a union phone bank for Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election in the Peach State.

William reportedly played a key role in the “racism” accusations made last year against the royal family by his biracial sister-in-law Meghan Markle, 41, who is one of the first members of the British royal family with recent non-European ancestry.

Prince William is in Boston for an environmental award ceremony.
Prince William is in Boston for an environmental award ceremony.
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Prince William and Biden previously met at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince William and Biden previously met at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
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American-born Markle, whose mother is black, told Oprah Winfrey that an unnamed member of the royal family inquired about the likely skin color of her first baby with Prince Harry. The couple’s son Archie was born in May 2019.

The skin-color remark, later reported to have been made by then-Prince of Wales Charles, who became King Charles III in September, contributed to a family rift known as the “Megxit” in which Harry and Meagan moved to California and abandoned their royal duties.

William reportedly took his father’s side and told Harry that the couple was being “oversensitive.”

The visit with Prince William was a late addition to Biden's schedule which includes campaigning for Sen. Raphael Warnock in the Georgia Senate runoff election.
The visit with Prince William was a late addition to Biden’s schedule which includes campaigning for Sen. Raphael Warnock in the Georgia Senate runoff election.
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Biden's trip to Boston comes after he signed a bill ending a potential railroad worker strike.
Biden’s trip to Boston comes after he signed a bill ending a potential railroad worker strike.
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Markle reportedly is networking with Democrats to further her desire to run for president.

Charles III, 74, is close in age to 80-year-old Biden and the men share a political interest in anti-global warming policies. But Biden reportedly was on the receiving end of gossip attributed to the king’s wife, then-Duchess Camilla, when he visited Scotland last year to participate in a climate change conference.

The royal spouse allegedly was offended by Biden’s flatulence at a reception.

“It was long and loud and impossible to ignore,” a source told the Daily Mail at the time. “Camilla hasn’t stopped talking about it.”



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