Friday, November 14, 2014

Kate and William to go Stateside

William and Kate are headed in the right direction...or should I say west! From December 7-9, the royal couple are going to be in New York and Washington DC. This is especially exciting for those of us who are in the US and in New York! The city is absolutely stunning this time of year, as well, so the couple is in for a treat.
In California, 2011
The couple last visited the United States in 2011, right after their tour (and on their way home from) in Canada. They seemed to enjoy themselves and I am sure they will enjoy the East Coast as well.
New York Skyline
More from the press release:
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the USA between 7th and 9th December 2014.

Their Royal Highnesses will travel to New York for a programme of engagements which will also see the Duke visit Washington DC for a day, while the Duchess remains in New York.

The charitable themes will include promoting sustainable conservation issues with a particular focus on collaborative working to tackle the illegal wildlife trade, and also supporting organizations which reflect Their Royal Highnesses' interest in young people's mental health and the importance supporting disadvantaged young people from an early age. As Patron of the University of St. Andrews 600th Anniversary campaign, The Duke accompanied by the Duchess will also attend the University's 600th Anniversary Gala Dinner in New York.

During the visit, the Duke and Duchess will also visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center to pay their respects for the nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks of 26th February, 1993 and 11th September, 2001."
As the post goes on, I will cover in more detail the events.
The Duchess on the 2011 tour
Monday, December 8:
William will travel to Washington DC while Kate remains in New York.The Duke will attend an anti-corruption conference at the World Bank, discussing a zero tolerance approach on illegal wildlife trade. The conference will be influenced by United for Wildlife, an organization of which William is the president.This is something that is near and dear to William's heart, so one imagines he is excited for this.
William and Charles at a United for Wildlife conference

As they say, while William is away, the Kate will play! Kate will be accompanied by the First Lady of New York to visit a local child development center. They will learn about the how this organization help facilitate a healthy environment for children and providing high quality mental health and education services. Kate will then attend a lunch hosted by the British Consul in New York, celebrating British culture in New York. And, coming to my favorite part, the couple will reunite in the evening to attend a NBA game.
Kate playing netball in 2013
Tuesday, December 9:
To start off the day, Kate and William will carry out a joint engagement, visiting a youth organization to see the work they carry out (this is in partnership with a local inner city youth program). They will learn about the services these organizations offer and how they help implement them.
More on this day's engagements:
"The Duke and Duchess will then attend an event celebrating the wealth of British talent in the creative industries in New York. The reception will be in association with the UK government's GREAT campaign (you can read more about that here)"
William will then attend a technology themed event while Kate takes the afternoon off.
One of the GREAT campaigns featuring them
The last engagement, of course, will be the St. Andrews Gala. This is a formal wear event, so we can safely assume she will be wearing a gown (maybe the infamous Temperley lace gown....too soon? :) William is the patron of the organization and since they went there, it is very fitting.
At a St. Andrews Gala
I hope Kate will wear at least one American designer on this whirlwind tour! Her sartorial choices during  tours have sparked quite the debate in years past, so let us see!
Kate in Michael Kors
My brother lives in New York - I certainly hope he takes some pictures for me! See you all very soon :)

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