They have hardly caught their breath but there’s no time to lose.
So Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are plunging into their jampacked itinerary hours after arriving in New York on Sunday.
If they saw it, the Empire State building was awash in the royal colors on the night they hit town, perhaps reminding the royal couple about their whirlwind tour.
Prince George would have loved the sight but his parents are visiting without him. The Royal couple checked into the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
The prince’s pregnant-again wife wore a burgundy Seraphine coat over her dress on a chilly winter day.
“It’s good to be here,” Prince William told the hotel’s managing director, Giovanni Beretta, before being escorted to his suite complete with wide window views of Central Park.
The hotel was a favorite of William’s late mother, Priness Diana, during her visits to the US in the 1990s.
The Empire State Building’s official Twitter handle shared a picture of the iconic Big Apple building, sporting the red, white, and blue of the Union Jack, writing, “We welcome Their #Royal Highnesses The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge by sparkling in red, white, and blue #RoyalVisitUSA.”
The royals’ brief visit is jampacked with events, kicking off tonight with a private reception for the American friends of the Royal Foundation.
On Tuesday, William leaves behind his wife, traveling to Washington, D.C. where he will meet with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House before speaking at the World Bank about illegal wildlife trafficking.
He will then fly back to New York to attend a Brooklyn Nets basketball game at the Barclays Center.
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