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2014-12-08 07:59

New York — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have arrived in New York City on their first official visit to the U.S.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's motorcade pulled up outside the Carlyle Hotel on Sunday night to a throng of media and shrieking admirers, who were kept behind police barricades.


William is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday while visiting Washington to attend a World Bank conference. He is expected to speak about combating illegal trade in wildlife parks at the meeting.

William and Kate also have a full schedule of events in New York, including a visit to the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum as well as a basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton will accompany the couple to a New York reception highlighting conservation efforts.

At a black-tie scholarship fundraiser for the University of St. Andrews, other guests expected include Tom Hanks and opera singer Renee Fleming. The ticket price went up to $10,000 per seat. The royal couple met at the Scottish school.

Kate, who is expecting their second child in April, is also scheduled to tour a New York child development center with the city's first lady, Chirlane McCray.


Earlier on Sunday, the royals were greeted by Peter Westmacott, British ambassador to the U.S., and his wife; British Consul General Danny Lopez; and Peter Selfridge, U.S. chief of protocol. 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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