When Britain’s Kate Middleton and Prince William touch down in New York City Sunday, they won’t have much time for sightseeing, but if you’re lucky, you might just get a glimpse of the royal couple. Here is a roundup of the duo’s schedule for their three-day stateside trip:
Sunday, Dec. 7
For the first time ever, Prince William and his wife Kate will visit the Big Apple as a couple. They are scheduled to arrive in the U.S. Sunday. They will stay at the Carlyle Hotel, according to Hello magazine.
Their first outing will be a reception for the American Friends of the Royal Foundation. Prince William’s cousin and New York transplant, Princess Eugenie of York, 24, will reportedly accompany them, the New York Post is reporting.
Monday, Dec. 8
Kate will start off her day by touring the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray. Kate will help gift-wrap presents and meet students during a craft-making session, London royal residence Clarence House has confirmed.
While Kate is busy with her solo outing, William will be in Washington, D.C., meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. According to a statement from White House press secretary John Earnest, they will discuss illegal wildlife trafficking. William will later meet with Vice President Joe Biden.
William will then attend the International Corruption Hunters Alliance conference at the World Bank. He is expected to give a speech about illegal wildlife trade.
In the afternoon, the Duchess will dine at the British Consul General’s Residence, where she will meet members of the British community in New York from various sectors. Her husband will be at the same locale attending a reception alongside former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton.
Later that night, William and Kate will meet with New York hip-hop royalty Beyoncé and Jay Z, according to a report from the New York Post. Their highly anticipated meeting will reportedly occur at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Clarence House previously confirmed that William and Kate will attend the Brooklyn Nets-Cleveland Cavaliers game. Their meeting is in regard to the NBA’s collaboration with William’s charity United for Wildlife.
Tuesday, Dec. 9
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will start their day by touring the National September 11 Memorial Museum in downtown New York. They will reportedly spend their visit looking at the reflecting pools and visiting the newly opened museum.
They will then head to The Door near Hudson Square to witness the work the mission does for the CityKids Foundation. The couple will tour the facilities and view artwork created by its young participants.
Later in the day, they will attend the "Creativity Is GREAT" reception hosted by NeueHouse. The couple will then separate as William is scheduled to attend the "Innovation Is GREAT" reception at the Empire State Building. Mayor de DeBlasio will accompany him on his visit to the tourist locale, which will include a stop on the 86th-floor observation deck.
On Tuesday night, William and Kate will reunite at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to dine with celebrities Tom Hanks, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and opera singer Renée Fleming at a fundraising gala for their alma mater, the University of St. Andrews. Other notable guests will include Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat and Cartier chief executive Stanislas de Quercize. The benefit will take place inside the museum’s Temple of Dendur.