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The Duke and Duchess ‘Do’ New York

The Duke and Duchess ‘Do’ New York

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you likely know that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — otherwise known as Prince William and her Kate-ness — have been galavanting around New York since they arrived on Sunday.

On Monday morning, the Prince actually visited Washington, D.C. to have a sit down with President Barack Obama and give a speech against wild animal poaching at a World Bank conference, while his wife, Princess Kate, greeted fans and kids at the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem and met with nine accomplished British guests, such as The Americans star Matthew Rhys, at a lunch at the British Consul General’s house.

Photo courtesy British Consulate in NYC

At night, the royal couple got some cheers — and gave a few of their own — joining fans at the Barclay Center to watch the Brooklyn Nets take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The pair met Cavs star LeBron James and chatted a bit with Beyoncé and Jay Z.

Photo courtesy British Consulate in NYC

Tuesday, there may not have been a dry eye in the house (even the sky was crying) as the duo left flowers and a handwritten note at one of the reflecting pools during their visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  It read:

“In sorrowful memory of those who died on 11th September and in admiration of the courage shown to rebuild. William and Catherine.”

Later, they attended an event hosted by The Door and the CityKids Foundation, both arts-education and youth-development centers for disadvantaged youths in Manhattan’s West Village, where they were treated to dance, storytelling and musical performances.


Also on this jam-packed last day, the Royals attended a lunch reception at the NeueHouse, celebrating British talent in creative industries based in New York, attended by the likes of film producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Sir Patrick Stewart, J.Crew President Jenna Lyons, actress Archie Panjabi, and Downton Abbey producer Gareth Neame.

William managed to fit in a visit to the Empire State Building (with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio in tow), and they ended their whirlwind tour with a Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.