5 Brilliant Things That Happened On Kate & William’s First Day In New York

From Barack Obama to Beyonce and Jay-Z, see the highlights from day one of the Royal New York tour..

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chatted with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, wrapped presents and met Jay-Z, Beyonce and King James – also known as basketball star LeBron James. All in a days work on a Royal Tour…

When Brooklyn Royalty Met UK Royalty
The Duke and Duchess held court at the Barclays Center as they took in a game between Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets. And who should they bump into? None other than Brooklyn’s very own royalty, Beyonce and Jay-Z. While Kate and Bey kept their cool, politely chatting and smiling – William and Jay went OTT with their hands, smiles and BFF vibes.

Watch what happened when they met here….


Prince George The (Mini) Basketball Star
When not waving to the crowds via the mid-game Jumbotron otherwise known as the giant video screen…

… they were meeting basketball players backstage. And in honour of their first basketball game, Cleveland Cavaliers player LeBron James presented the couple with a ‘Cambridge’ basketball shirt – and a seriously cute mini burgundy version for George. Awwww…

A Date With The Clintons
Ahead of their basketball date night, the Duke and Duchess had another meet-and-great to attend to – this time with Hilary and Chelsea Clinton. Held at the British Consul General’s Residence in New York City to promote wildlife conservation, one of the Duke of Cambridge’s principal philanthropic causes, Kate camouflaged her growing baby bump in a Tory Burch coat while Hilary was clearly ecstatic to meet the Royal couple…

Kate Middleton, the Frozen Princess
Kate stopped by Harlem’s Northside Center for Child Development, to meet New York’s First lady, Chirlane McCray and wrap presents for disadvantaged children. But when the staffers told the kids they’d get to meet a princess, naturally they assumed it was either Anna or Elsa from Frozen. Clearly England’s monarchy just can’t compete with the mighty Disney…

Prince William Becomes Barak Obama’s BFF
While Kate stayed in NY to wrap presents, William was whisked away for his first visit to the White House where he had a short but clearly chummy chat with President Barack Obama.

Click through the images above to see all the highlights from the Duke and Duchesses first day in New York…

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