Prince William and Kate Middleton to Visit America in December

Prince George of Cambridge, then 3 months old, was christened in October 2013 at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in London. He was wearing a replica of the christening gown worn by every royal baby since Queen Victoria's time. (Photo: John Stillwell AFP/Getty Images)
Prince George of Cambridge, then 3 months old, was christened in October 2013 at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace in London. He was wearing a replica of the christening gown worn by every royal baby since Queen Victoria’s time. (Photo: John Stillwell AFP/Getty Images)

It’s official.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Will and Kate, will head our way for a quick trip. The visit will be from Dec. 7-9.

Their Royal Highnesses will visit New York for a slate of engagements, says Clarence House. Prince William will make a side trip to visit Washington for a day, while Kate stays in New York. It will be their first visit to New York and Washington.

They will attend events on behalf of the Royal Foundation and other charities.

Here’s a look at their itinerary:

Will and Kate will visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center to “pay their respects to the nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks of February 1993 and September 11, 2001,” according to the press release from the palace.

On Dec. 8, William travels to Washington for an anti-corruption conference at the World Bank to discuss a zero-tolerance approach to the transportation across borders of illegal wildlife parts. He will also attend a working lunch at the World Bank in support of the fight against the illegal trade in ivory.

When he returns to New York, he will attend a reception organized by the Royal Foundation in recognition of the conservation work carried out by Tusk Trust and United for Wildlife partners: Wildlife Conservation Society; Conservation International; and the Nature Conservancy.

While Will is in Washington, Kate will go with the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, on a visit to a local child-development center.

And she will attend a lunch, hosted by the British Consul General in New York, to celebrate the achievements of a successful British community in New York from the culture, arts, hospitality and business sectors.

On Monday evening, they’re going to an NBA game to help launch a new collaboration between the Royal Foundation, United for Wildlife and the NBA.

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SOURCE: USA Today – Ann Oldenburg

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