British Royals Crown New York visit with Gala Dinner

New York (AFP) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate crowned their whirlwind tour of New York with a glittering gala dinner to raise money for the university where they fell in love.

The Duchess of Cambridge, resplendent in a midnight blue evening gown by the British designer Jenny Packham, swept up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a huge smile on her face — despite the near-freezing weather.

Her hair fashioned into an elegant chignon and wearing drop emerald and diamond earrings, the duchess, who is five months pregnant, had reportedly worn the same dress in the past despite New York’s status as fashion capital of the US.


She and her husband, who was dressed in black tie and dinner jacket, mingled for drinks with guests in the opulent museum’s Velez Blanco Patio.


US television presenter Seth Meyers gave the toast, after Hollywood actor Tom Hanks reportedly had to pull out, and soprano Renee Fleming performed “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”


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