Prince William and Kate Middleton Visit New York

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend fundraiser for St Andrews university scholarships before flying back to London

Author: Lauren Gambino
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The royal couple William and Kate have attended their last event in New York – a fundraising gala at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday night in honor of the University of St Andrews, where the couple met and fell in love.

The royal couple William and Kate have attended their last event in New York – a fundraising gala at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday night in honor of the University of St Andrews, where the couple met and fell in love.

The black tie benefit concluded the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s short visit to the US east coast, which included a meeting with the president and an NBA basketball game. For their final engagement the duchess donned a dark-green evening gown by UK designer Jenny Packham, accented by diamond and emerald drop earrings with her hair swept into a chignon. The duke wore a black tuxedo and bow-tie.

Dinner guests were serenaded by opera singer Renee Fleming, a triple-Grammy award-winning soprano, who sang Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and the Puccini aria O Mio Babbino Caro.

US comedian and chat show host Seth Meyers gave a toast, after Tom Hanks, whose daughter attended St Andrews, had to pull out at the last minute for personal reasons.

Other guests included the duke’s cousin, Princess Eugenie, who lives in New York, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and actress turned fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen, accompanied by her partner Olivier Sarkozy, the half-brother of the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

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