Hear ye, hear ye! The royals are coming!
Prince William and Kate Middleton are scheduled to touchdown in America on Sunday to promote the themes of the Royal Foundation and address sustainable conservation, illegal wildlife trade, mental health, technology and inner city youth development. During their tree-day tour of NYC and DC, Their Highnesses, both 32, will also visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center.
William and Kate’s visit is predicted to cause pandemonium matching that of late Princess Diana’s trips to New York City in the past.
If you’re hoping to get a glimpse of the royals in person, Clarence House released William and Kate’s official itinerary, which we have broken down for you below.
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Official Itinerary
Sunday, December 07, 2014
- Arrive in New York and check into The Carlyle on Manhattan’s Upper East Side
- Attend a private engagement on behalf of the American Friends of The Royal Foundation
Monday, December 08, 2014
- Travel to Washington DC to attend an anti-corruption conference at the World Bank, as a representative of the United for Wildlife consortium, to discuss a zero tolerance approach to the transportation across borders of illegal wildlife parts
- Attend a working lunch to discuss the illegal trade of ivory
- Return to NYC to attend the Royal Foundation’s reception to celebrate the work of Tusk Trust and United for Wildlife partners: Wildlife Conservation Society; Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy
- Visit a local child development center with The First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray
- Attend a lunch hosted by the British Consul General in New York
William and Kate
- Watch the Brooklyn Nets take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Barclays Center to help launch a new partnership between the Royal Foundation, United for Wildlife and the NBA
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
- Attend a technology themed event that will bring together entrepreneurs from both the UK and the US
William and Kate
- Attend two events, one in support of inner city youth development and the other in support of British talent in the creative industries based in New York
- Attend a Gala Dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of the 600th Anniversary Dinner of the University of St. Andrews
Additionally, palace officials noted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not be crossing the pond with Prince George.
This trip marks the first visit to New York and Washington, D.C. by the Duke and Duchess in any capacity, and their first tour back in the USA since visiting California in 2011.