Prince William hits DC; Kate joins NYC first lady

Kate, left, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William arrive at The Carlyle Hotel, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in New York. They have a full schedule of events in New York, including a visit to the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum and an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. (AP Photo/Neilson Barnard, Pool)

NEW YORK (AP) — While Britain’s Prince William meets with President Barack Obama at the Oval Office on Monday and discusses illegal wildlife trafficking, his wife, Kate, will tour a child development center with New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in New York City on Sunday, their first official visit to the U.S. since a 2011 trip to California and their first taste of the Big Apple. During their three-day trip, they’ll be staying at the Carlyle Hotel, a favorite of William’s mother, the late Princess Diana, when she frequently visited Manhattan in the 1990s.

William and Kate, who are expecting their second child in April, have scheduled a full slate of events in New York, including a visit to the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum and a basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Their visit also will include some events with other high-profile guests. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton are accompanying William and Kate to a New York reception highlighting conservation efforts.

William and Kate also are due to join actor Tom Hanks, opera singer Renee Fleming and others at a black-tie, up-to-$10,000-per-seat scholarship fundraiser for the University of St. Andrews, the Scottish institution where the royal couple met and earned degrees.

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