Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton have arrived in New York City Sunday, December 7 for a royal US visit. The royal couple flew into John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens and have been taken to the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan. Afterward, the young duo will head to a dinner for their Royal Foundation which is being held at the home of Sir Martin Sorrell.
A royal source said that guests at the dinner may “decide to make a charitable donation, should they wish.”
Prior to their arrival, British Consul General Danny Lopez said, “It’s been incredible to witness the level of excitement from people wanting to be part of it, wanting to attend, wanting to help us and support us. The level of excitement in New York has been absolutely phenomenal.”
The British ambassador to the U.S., Sir Pete Westmacott said, “It’s the latest embodiment of the lasting and very close relationship with the royal family. It’s important to us to ensure they have a good time. We hope this will be a very satisfactory happy fun visit.”
On Monday, Prince William will leave for Washington, D.C., where he will meet President Obama at the White House – while Kate stays back at the hotel. That evening, the Prince will rejoin the Duchess as they make their way to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where they will watch the Cleveland Cavaliers go head-to-head against the Brooklyn Nets.
Kate Middleton will accompany Chirlane McCray on a visit to a Harlem child development center where they are set to meet students and spend time wrapping holiday presents.
Monday is action packed for the Prince, as he has plans to host a reception for Tusk, a wildlife conservation program. Executive director for Tusk USA, Ellen O’Connell said, “He’s very conscious of using his royal status for good. He has been an incredible force.”
This marks Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first trip to New York.