Prince William and Wife to Visit 9/11 Memorial in New York

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton Mezvinsky, Marc Mezvinsky, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a reception co-hosted by the Royal Foundation and the Clinton Foundation at British Consul General’s Residence on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez – Pool/Getty Images)

Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, are scheduled to visit the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum on Tuesday.

The morning visit to the site, where 67 British citizens were among those who died, the most of any foreign country, is coming on the last day of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s trip to New York City.

On Tuesday evening, William and Kate are expected at a black-tie fundraiser for the University of St. Andrews, where they both got their degrees.

On Monday, William went to the White House and met with President Barack Obama and spoke at a World Bank conference.

Kate wrapped Christmas gifts and helped children decorate picture frames while touring a child development center in Harlem.

The duchess and New York City first lady Chirlane McCray met with families and heard about the work of the Northside Center for Child Development, which offers mental health and educational services.

“Very nice to meet you,” Kate told a classroom of 3- and 4-year-olds, who were embellishing picture frames with stickers.

In the evening, the couple attended a reception at the British Consul General’s residence co-hosted by the Royal Foundation and the Clinton Foundation, celebrating conservation efforts.

When they arrived, they spent some time talking with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky.

As they were heading to the reception, Kate stopped to talk to 6-year-old Blake Zarkowsky, who was there with her parents and grandparents.

“I love your shoes and socks,” Kate told her. “They look very Christmas-y.”

William spoke to the crowd, and then he and Kate then headed to the Barclays Center in Brooklynto watch a basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Fans couldn’t be more excited.

“We just love the whole family,” said fan Liz Leavitt. “They’re great kids. We want to support them.”

“We wanted to see them in person. It’s a once in a lifetime kind of thing,” said fan Carol Beroff. “They just ooze niceness — both of them.”

Before the game, William asked which team to support, and was told to root for both. The couple was meeting NBA executives and former player Dikembe Mutombo, marking a collaboration that would help raise awareness about animal trafficking.

Next to Mutombo, William said, “At last I’m standing next to someone who is taller than me.”

Across the court sat Brooklyn’s own royalty – Beyonce and Jay-Z. The two got up at one point to introduce themselves to William and Kate.

Protesters angry about the Eric Garner grand jury decision were also present as William and Kate arrived at the stadium.

In the pre-game warm-up, Cavaliers players LeBron James and Kyrie Irving and multiple players on the Nets wore shirts emblazoned with the words “I Can’t Breathe,” a rallying cry that has developed around Garner’s last words.


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