This is what dreams are made of, America. A prince and his Duchess/Princess of the United Kingdom sweep in, steal the show and leave quietly after a ball so that they may be reuunited with their son, who “loves” Ipad games and will rule over the kingdom.
I should write children’s books.
Wasn’t that a fun 2.5 days? Aren’t you all so enamored with royalty that you can hardly stand it?
Today started off marvelously, despite the inclement weather. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled from the Carlyle Hotel to lower Manhattan, where they paid their respects at the National September 11th Memorial. It was a very poignant ceremony, which saw Catherine (in a pink Mulberry coat) lay a bouquet of white roses in memory of the victims.
They then visited The Door in NYC and CityKids foundation, where they watched a young people’s performance. From there, the couple were part of a luncheon for British talent in New York, attended by Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey, Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman, Archie Panjabi and Patrick Stewart.
“I have met many members of the Royal family before but what a personable, pleasant and, may I say, attractive couple,” Stewart told the Daily Mail.
J Crew creative director Jenna Lyons was fortunate enough to swing an invite (her dad is British) and has earned a spot in my fangirl club after gushing about Catherine (who wore a Seraphine Maternity dress and that awesome Cartier necklace).
“I will say, it feels very powerful [meeting Kate],” Lyons told Vanity Fair. “I can imagine for her, she’s just a normal person—but it doesn’t feel like that to me. She’s, in essence, a true version of a princess. She’s lovely, gracious. It was incredibly exciting.”
Afterwards, William popped over to check out the Empire State Building while Catherine kicked up her preggo feet back at the Carlyle.
The tour’s final event saw the couple step out of a chauffeured SUV and onto the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art. Catherine wore the sh** out of her silk Jenny Packham gown, which we saw at both the 2013 100 Women in Hedgefunds Dinner, as well as at a National Portrait Gallery function last February.
Tonight, Catherine paired her gown with drop emerald and diamond earrings with a matching bracelet, a “private gift” that the palace did not go into further detail on.
Inside the dinner, put on to raise money for the couple’s alma mater, St. Andrews, William remarked on what a wonderful time he and his wife had at university, where they both graduated from in 2005.
“For Catherine and me, it will always be a very special place and we have the warmest of memories of our time as undergraduates and the friends we made there,” William told the audience. “By joining us here this evening you are supporting a remarkable independent institution.”
As this post goes live, William and Catherine are on their way back to England, having left a lasting impression on their host country and helping American fans fall just a wee bit more in love with royalty.