Coming To America: William and Kate

by on November 14, 2014

It’s official.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Will and Kate, will be heading our way for a quick trip – Dec. 7-9.

Their Royal Highnesses will visit New York for a slate of engagements, says Clarence House. Prince William will make a side trip to visit Washington for a day, while Kate stays in New York. It will be the couple’s first visit to New York and Washington.

They will attend events on behalf of the Royal Foundation and other charities.

Here’s a look at their itinerary:

Will and Kate will visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center to “pay their respects to the nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks of February 1993 and September 11, 2001,” according to the press release from the palace.

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On Dec. 8, William will travel to Washington to for anti-corruption conference at the World Bank to discuss a zero tolerance approach to the transportation across borders of illegal wildlife parts. He will also attend a working lunch at the World Bank in support of the fight against the illegal trade in ivory.

When he returns to New York, he will attend a reception organized by the Royal Foundation, in recognition of the conservation work carried out by Tusk Trust and United for Wildlife partners: Wildlife Conservation Society; Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy.

While Will is in Washington, Kate will go with the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, on a visit to a local child development center.

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And she will attend a lunch, hosted by the British Consul General in New York, to celebrate the achievements of a successful British community in New York from the culture, arts, hospitality and business sectors.

On Monday evening, they’re going to an NBA game to help launch a new collaboration between the Royal Foundation, United for Wildlife and the NBA.

On Tuesday, the royal couple will visit a youth program. And then attend an event celebrating British talent in the creative industries based in New York. The reception will be in association with the UK Government’s GREAT campaign.

The Duke will also attend a technology themed event, hosted by a New York-headquartered technology company.

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The final engagement of the visit will be the University of St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

No word on whether baby George is tagging along for the trip.


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