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Prince William hands out his number to talented young performer


December 9, 2014
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Prince William and Kate Middleton had anaction-packed Tuesday in New York City. After touring the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the two madetheir way to meet some of the city's talented youth at a downtown location.

The royal pair toured the Door, an educationalcenter for 12-24-year-olds, which recently teamed up with the CityKidsFoundation to provide added support for children. They then watched ashow that included original song and dance numbers from 28 performers.

William and Kate waited for the play to start

The Prince was so impressed with 22-year-old StevenPrescod that he actually gave out his digits. “William said he wanted tohelp me put this together. He gave me his contact number and said to reach outto him," Prescod said. "They brought hope to me... I wasincarcerated and this is my life. I had a low period in my life and never in amillion years did I expect I would be performing for the Duke and Duchess."

Also in attendance wasactress Jane Seymour, who is a supporter of a similar charity in L.A and wasequally moved. "I thought it wasphenomenal,”she told reporters. “I had tears pouring down my face."

Actress Jane Seymour posed with Steven Prescod

Before leaving, William told the event organizers that he would love to collaborate with them through theRoyal Foundation. Julie Shapiro, the executive director of the Door, said that Williamwas captivated by the confidence displayed by many of the young New Yorkers whohad grown on the wrong side of the tracks.

From there, William and Kate made their way to Gramercy fora Creativity is GREAT reception at NeueHouse, a creative work-space company, to celebrate the numberof British creative talents living in New York. Kate donned a $99 LBD dress from maternity labelSeraphine for the occasion.

Kate and Will attended another event in Gramercy

The pregnant royal and her husband hobnobbed with the likes of Harper’s Bazaareditor-in-chief Glenda Bailey, Harvey Weinstein, Marchesa designerGeorgina Chapman, and Sir Patrick Stewart among others. One lady in particular made Kate smile ear to ear and that was J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons.

Kate had a moment with J. Crew's Jenna Lyons

Sir Patrick, accompanied byhis wife Sunny Ozell, chatted with William and was surprised neither he norKate had ever been to Manhattan before this trip. He said afterwards, “I havemet many members of the Royal family before but what a personable, pleasantand, may I say, attractive couple.”

Kate meeting Sir Patrick Stewart's wife Sunny

During the hour occasion,British fare was passed around including mini Yorkshire puddings and quiche.

Soon after, William and Kate headed back to the Carlyle hotel to prep for thisevening’s St. Andrews Benefit Gala.

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