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Duchess Kate and Prince William meet New York City teens from local youth organisations

December 9, 2014
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Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, met with New York City teenagers on Tuesday, all of whom had been supported by The Door and The CityKids Foundation, two youth organisations for disadvantaged children. The royals were invited to inspect artwork by young people at the mission near Hudson Square.

It was the second event of the day for the young couple, who had earlier visited the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

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Their visit comes after Kate took the chance to bond with other youngsters as she visited a local child development centre in Harlem, New York on Monday. Guided by New York's First Lady Chirlane McCray, the Duchess, who is five months pregnant with her second child, headed to Harlem in the northern section of Manhattan. Showing her maternal side, the Duchess met three and four-year-old youngsters who are being supported by the centre, and eagerly took part in their festive activity – wrapping up donated Christmas presents and making crafts. 

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 New York has rolled out the red carpet for the future King and his wife, with excited crowds everywhere they've gone, starting with Carlyle Hotel their base for the visit. The luxury establishment where Princess Diana used to stay when she was in town has even been flying the Union Jack in honour of the Cambridges. Headlines have been dominated by Kate's hair, her outfits, how well she looks and her friendly manner. The royal couple have met anyone who's anyone in New York,including Beyoncé and Jay Z, Hillary Clinton and star basketball LeBron James.

William also stunned locals by taking a scheduled commercial flight to Washington to meet President Obama, accompanied by a minimal entourage.

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