If you haven’t perfected your bow and curtsy, now’s the time as British royalty has arrived in the Big Apple. Escorted by a massive entourage and the NYPD, Prince William and Duchess Kate checked into their Upper East Side hotel Sunday evening as they began their first visit to the city.
Dozens of people crowded the street corners outside the Carlyle Hotel for hours in the cold, hoping to get a little glimpse of the royal couple.
Security is very tight at the Carlyl Hotel. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the NYPD will be protecting the royal couple throughout their visit.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a full schedule of events in New York, including a visit to the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.
William is also set to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday while visiting Washington to attend a World Bank conference. At that meeting, he is expected to speak about combating illegal trade in wildlife parks. Kate is slated to tour a New York child development center with the city’s first lady, Chirlane McCray.
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