The VIPP Report: Muhammad Ali welcomes the Prince of Wales to Louisville, KY

Muhammad Ali released this updated photo on Twitter 3-20-15 Cheering on the Louisville Cardinals.  He also sent a statement to the Prince of Wales who was visiting Louisville.

Muhammad Ali released this updated photo on Twitter 3-20-15 Cheering on the Louisville Cardinals. He also sent a statement to the Prince of Wales who was visiting Louisville.

By Sherlene Shanklin

On Friday, Louisville native Muhammad Ali sent a warm “Welcome to Louisville” message to Prince Charles and his wife Camilla who are visiting the city as part of a multiple-day trip to the states.  The statement from Ali, which was read by Mayor Greg Fischer during today’s Harmony and Health Initiative Luncheon at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.

His Majesty Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall,

 Lonnie and I welcome you to our hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, USA! We are honored that you have come to explore, share, and learn about new sustainable initiatives that are so close to your hearts. Louisville prides itself on being a compassionate city and we are confident that you will leave feeling a sense of our southern hospitality, caring for the environment, and yes—our love for college basketball.  As you travel back to your homeland, we hope you know how much this city respects and admires the many contributions you have made in the world. We think you are the greatest.

 –Muhammad Ali

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