People.com Celebrity PHOTOS: Will & Kate's East Coast Adventures Swanky dinners, museum galas and a little holiday gift-wrapping – the royals enjoy it all on their first-ever visit to N.Y.C. & D.C. By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines and Brooke Showell Published on December 8, 2014 11:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 20 LOOKING REGAL Robert Sabo/Getty The whirlwind East Coast tour winds down Tuesday night at the St. Andrews' 600th anniversary dinner at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kate stuns in a midnight blue dress by Jenny Packham, which she wore to an event in 2013, as well. "It's great to have them here," Caroline Guenther, a fellow St. Andrews alum, told PEOPLE. "This will be a great night." 02 of 20 FAMILY AFFAIR Samir Hussein/WireImage Attendees at the gala included Seth Meyers, Anna Wintour, Mary-Kate Olsen and fiancé Olivier Sarkozy ... and Princess Eugenie! Kate greets her cousin-in-law (Eugenie's father is Prince Charles's brother, Prince Andrew) inside the Met. 03 of 20 TABLE TALK Samir Hussein/WireImage The Duchess (where's her Duke?) charms her tablemates Tuesday night over a dinner of mushroom-crusted tenderloin of Angus beef, cedar plank Scottish salmon with a Scotch ale reduction, truffle-whipped parsnips and potatoes and miniature sticky toffee pudding with caramel gelato and praline brittle. 04 of 20 HIGH IN THE SKY Brendan McDermid/Pool/Reuters/Landov You learn something new every day, right? William joins New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) and Anthony Malkin, the president and CEO of Empire State Reality Trust, at the 86th floor observation deck of the iconic Empire State Building on Tuesday, ahead of an afternoon technology reception and awards ceremony inside the building. 05 of 20 FASHION'S FINEST Christpher Wahl/Pool/Landov Tuesday afternoon at the NeueHouse event space, Kate rubs elbows with a few VIPs who share her passion for fashion, including J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons (pictured) and Marchesa's Georgina Chapman (not pictured). "They're lovely and charming," Lyons told onlookers of Will and Kate while leaving the reception. 06 of 20 AND … ACTION! Kevin Mazur/Pool/Getty Also at the NeueHouse: actor Patrick Stewart (and his wife Sunny Ozell), on hand as a representative for Creativity is GREAT, an organization that celebrates the wealth of British talent in the arts in N.Y.C. 07 of 20 SING THING Chad Rachman/Pool/Reuters/Landov Let us entertain you! The Duke and Duchess spend a portion of Tuesday at The Door, an organization that helps New York's disadvantaged children, taking in a song and dance performance sponsored by the CityKids Foundation. 08 of 20 CHAT THEM UP Chad Rachman/Pool/Getty While there, the couple catches up with students Nya Hayer and Steffon Bell, who utilize The Door's artistic and intellectual development programs. 09 of 20 IN REMEMBRANCE Spencer Platt/Getty Tuesday starts with a solemn visit to Lower Manhattan's 9/11 Memorial and Museum, where Will and Kate leave a wreath in memory of those lost in the 2001 attacks. The Princess also leaves a note that reads, "In sorrowful memory of those who died on 11th September and in admiration of the courage shown to rebuild. William and Catherine." 10 of 20 WHERE TO LOOK Tim Rooke/Rex USA During their time at the World Trade Center site, the royals also visit the recently opened 9/11 Museum, full of artifacts – like a fire truck that was partially destroyed in the aftermath of the attacks. 11 of 20 THEY'VE GOT GAME Al Bello/Getty The couple gets into the action on Monday night, watching LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers top the Brooklyn Nets 110-88 – after meeting Beyoncé and Jay Z. 12 of 20 MEET CUTE Tim Rooke/Rex USA During a Monday stop at the British Consulate General's Residence, Will and Kate meet Hillary and Chelsea Clinton (plus Chelsea's husband Marc Mezvinsky), whose Clinton Foundation co-hosted an afternoon reception recognizing Will's work with animal conservation charities. 13 of 20 LADIES IN WAITING John Minchillo/AP In N.Y.C. on Monday, the Duchess connects with a local expert – New York City first lady Chirlane McCray, wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio – at the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem. 14 of 20 WRAP PARTY Seth Wenig/Pool/UPI/Landov Party Pieces Princess Kate certainly has the right training to beautify holiday gifts! On Monday, she lends a hand to volunteers at the Northside Center for Childhood Development during her three-day U.S. visit with Prince William. 15 of 20 PLAY DATE Seth Wenig-Pool/Getty Is she missing Prince George? The second-time mom-to-be indulges her love of little ones by palling around with local kids in Harlem on Monday. 16 of 20 SEASON'S GREETINGS Monika Graff/UPI/Landov Roses, fanfare, photos … the littlest New Yorkers kick off the week with a heartfelt welcome for the Duchess (one looks especially stunned to shake her hand!) as she visits the Northside Center. 17 of 20 STATE OF AFFAIRS Jacquelyn Martin/AP While Kate tours N.Y.C., Prince William makes a Monday side trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office before giving a speech at the World Bank about his fight against illegal trade in wildlife. It's a friendly reunion for the Prince and the President, who first met in 2011 when the Obamas visited Buckingham Palace. 18 of 20 WAIT A SECOND! Courtesy The White House William's trip to D.C. also includes a chat with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden. 19 of 20 CITY DWELLERS James Devaney/GC Hours after their much-anticipated arrival, the royals don their Sunday best for a dinner with supporters of the Royal Foundation at a private home in the Gramercy Park neighborhood. An elegantly dressed Kate is already attuned to city's fashion credo – when in doubt, wear black. 20 of 20 WELCOME TO NEW YORK Neilson Barnard/Getty They're here! Will and Kate begin their royal visit to the U.S. on Sunday with a stop at their Manhattan hotel, The Carlyle.