The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, aka Prince William and Kate Middleton, kicked off the world's least-relaxing babymoon when they landed at JFK in New York City yesterday evening. The British royal couple, expecting their second child in four short months, left 16-month-old Prince George with caregivers back in London while the two promote their philanthropical causes in New York and Washington, D.C.
According to USA Today, this is a first-ever trip to NYC for both Kate and Will. They'll meet up with his cousin Princess Eugenie, daughter of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew. Princess Eugenie lives in New York City and works at an auction house started by close friends of the heir to the British throne.
The two have been warmly welcomed in the cold city with paparazzi snapping pictures everywhere they go. The Empire State Building greeted them with Union Jack colors. Onlookers gathered at JFK to greet them at the Virgin Air terminal.
After a night's sleep in a $14,000 per night room at the Central Park-adjacent Carlyle Hotel, a noted favorite of Prince William's late mother, Diana, Will headed to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and to speak at the World Bank about wildlife trafficking, US Weekly reported. Kate met up with New York First Lady Chirlane McCray to tour a local child development center and attend a luncheon hosted by the British Royal consulate.
The royal couple will also attend a Brooklyn Nets basketball game where American royalty, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, will also likely be in attendance.
Hopefully, the couple will schedule a real babymoon after this intense 48 hours in nonstop New York.