Prince George's New York City To-Do List

From the Statue of Liberty to the Central Park Zoo, there would be plenty to keep the Little Prince busy should he visit the Big Apple

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IS GEORGE HEADING TO N.Y.C.?

IS GEORGE HEADING TO N.Y.C.?
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Start spreadin' the news: Prince George may be leavin' ... in December. The young royal could join his expectant mom on dad Prince William's end-of-year trip to New York City. While palace officials have not confirmed any of this – the trip has not yet been formally announced – there's little question the Big Apple has plenty of attractions to please a little prince.

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1. THE WAX MUSEUM

1. THE WAX MUSEUM
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The prince would run into some familiar faces at the famed Madame Tussauds wax museum's New York outpost, where both his mother and father's wax doubles are on display among countless other viable selfie options (Katy Perry, Marilyn Monroe, the list goes on). Basically, we want Prince George to leave N.Y.C. with the ultimate souvenir: lots and lots of Instagram likes.

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2. BROADWAY'S LION KING

2. BROADWAY'S LION KING
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From one future king – who possesses what dad William once described as "a voice to match any lion's roar" – to another: Simba and the rest of The Lion King's pride would give George – a fellow royal and an animal lover – a proper introduction to the Great White Way. Bonus points if William holds George Rafiki-style for a backstage cast photo op.

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3. THE BRONX ZOO

3. THE BRONX ZOO
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And while actors dressed as lions are fun to look at, we sincerely believe Prince George should experience the real deal in the concrete jungle. In addition to African lions, the royal would also get to take in gorilla, elephant and lemur exhibits. It's a win-win situation: George gets to hang with animals; we get to see photos of him playing with animals, much like his April visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

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4. THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

4. THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
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Of course, the American Revolution is still a bit of a sore point across the pond. But we are sure this future British monarch can put the past behind him.

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5. FIFTH AVENUE APPLE STORE

5. FIFTH AVENUE APPLE STORE
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Come for the architectural perfection; stay for the promises of an iPhone 6. (You mean 15 months old is too young for a smartphone?)

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6. WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN

6. WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN
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Who needs a horse-drawn carriage when you have the L train, which transports the most stylishly bespectacled New Yorkers to hipster heartland. Non-ironically trendy boutiques, vegan quiche and lots of Kerouac await the young prince, who could probably rock some skinny jeans as well as Mom.

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8. ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE

8. ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE
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Lucky for George, his trip to the States corresponds with the most wonderful time of the year, when the streets light up with holiday spirit as opposed to, you know, stray garbage. At the center of the celebration is the famed Christmas tree, and if it's good enough for American royal Mariah Carey ...

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9. FAO SCHWARZ FLAGSHIP STORE

9. FAO SCHWARZ FLAGSHIP STORE
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Because we already know he rules the playpen. Seriously, don't touch his toys. Don't.

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10. ALICE'S TEA CUP

10. ALICE'S TEA CUP
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The Wonderland-themed restaurant is delightfully charming and cozy, meaning it's the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a pot of English breakfast tea with New York ambassador Taylor Swift, whom he will effortlessly dethrone by the end of his trip.

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11. METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

11. METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE
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Actually, is it nap time yet?

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