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Prince William And Kate Middleton Arrive In New York City For First Visit

Arriving Sunday for a three day visit, Britain's royal couple were greeted by oodles of American fans.

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This is the couple's first visit to New York City and they will be staying at the Carlyle hotel in the Upper East Side, where they were greeted by hundreds of fans eager to take their photo.

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The crowds waiting for the couple:

Crowds of people lined up in both sides of the street (behind barricades) for Will and Kate's arrival. #RoyalVisitUSA

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Crowds of people lined up in both sides of the street (behind barricades) for Will and Kate's arrival. #RoyalVisitUSA

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Here Prince William is seen exiting a car in front of the Carlyle hotel, amidst a sea of camera flashes.

Even the Empire State Building sent a shout-out to the royal duo:

We welcome Their #Royal Highnesses The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge by sparkling in red, white & blue. #RoyalVisitUSA

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We welcome Their #Royal Highnesses The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge by sparkling in red, white & blue. #RoyalVisitUSA

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Kate Middleton, who is pregnant with the couple's second child, wore a burgundy coat by Seraphine, which is a fashionable maternity line.

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Prince George, the couple's first child, is reportedly at home in the U.K. and being taken care of by his nanny and grandmother Carole Middleton.

Sunday night the couple is expected to attend a private reception for the American friends of the Royal Foundation, which is taking place at the house of British advertising tycoon Sir Martin Sorrell. The Daily Beast reported only about 30 guests would be at the dinner and that the "donation" to attend was around $100,000.

Prince William is scheduled to go on Monday to Washington, D.C., by himself to meet with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House. He will speak later that day at the World Bank about illegal wildlife trafficking, according to US Magazine.

During that time, Kate Middleton plans to visit Harlem's Northside Center for Child Development, E! Entertainment News reported.

Prince William will fly back to NYC to reconnect with his wife Monday night and to attend a Brooklyn Nets basketball game at the Barclays Center, which Beyoncé and Jay Z are also reportedly attending.

The couple will conclude their three-day tour of the U.S. on Tuesday with a visit to the National September 11th Memorial Museum.

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

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