After months of speculation, Royal Correspondents have confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit New York City and Washington, D.C. The trip will take place December 7-9, 2014.
The Royal Couple will arrive on December 7. On the evening of their arrival, they will attend a private engagement on behalf of the American Friends of The Royal Foundation that evening.
On December 8, The Duke will travel to Washington DC, while The Duchess remains in New York. The Duchess of Cambridge will carry out two engagements while William is in D.C. Kate and NYC’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray, will visit a local child development center. Both Mrs. McCray and the Duchess of Cambridge are strong supporters of children’s mental health and development.
Catherine will then attend a luncheon hosted by the British Consul General. The luncheon celebrates the achievements of the British Community of New York City from the culture, arts, hospitality and business sectors.
On Monday evening, Their Royal Highnesses will attend an NBA Basketball game to help launch a new collaboration between the Royal Foundation, United for Wildlife and the NBA.
On Tuesday 9th December The Duke and Duchess will visit a youth organisation to see the work they carry out in partnership with an inner city youth development foundation. Later, William and Kate will attend an event celebrating British talent in NYC.
The final engagement of the visit will be the University of St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The evening event will support scholarships and bursaries for students from under-privileged communities, new student sports facilities in St Andrews, investment in the university’s medical and science faculties and a lectureship in American Literature at St. Andrews.
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