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Prince William and Duchess Kate have an emotional last day in NYC

2014-12-10 10:03

New York - Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate paid a visit to one of New York City's most somber sites, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

The visit to the site on Tuesday, where 67 British citizens were among those who died, the most of any foreign country, came on the last day of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's trip.

William and Kate then attended a black-tie fundraiser for the University of St. Andrews, where they both got their degrees, on Tuesday evening.

On Monday, William went to the White House and spoke at a World Bank conference while Kate wrapped Christmas gifts and helped children decorate picture frames.

The Duchess was touring a child development center with New York City's first lady. She also talked technology, theater and more with a British-success-story guest list at a lunch at the consul general's home.

Kate and first lady Chirlane McCray met with families and heard about the work of the Northside Center for Child Development, which offers mental health and educational services.

On Monday evening, the couple attended a reception at the British Consul General's residence co-hosted by the Royal Foundation and the Clinton Foundation, celebrating conservation efforts. When they arrived, they spent some time talking with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky.

As they were heading to the reception, Kate stopped to talk to a little girl, six-year-old Blake Zarkowsky, who was there with her parents and grandparents.

"I love your shoes and socks," Kate told her. "They look very Christmas-y."

William spoke to the crowd, and then he and Kate then headed over to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to watch a basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Before the game, William asked which team to support, and was told to root for both. The couple met with NBA executives and former player Dikembe Mutombo, marking a collaboration that would help raise awareness about animal trafficking.

The royals are visiting a city where thousands of people have protested over the past week to decry a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man, Eric Garner. Demonstrators were outside the Barclays Center on Monday night. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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