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.

01 of 20

LOOKING REGAL

LOOKING REGAL
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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

FAMILY AFFAIR
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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

TABLE TALK
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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

HIGH IN THE SKY
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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

IN STYLE
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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!

SIR PATRICK STEWART
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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

SING THING
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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

CHAT THEM UP
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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

IN REMEMBRANCE
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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

WHERE TO LOOK
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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

GOOD GAME!
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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

MEET CUTE
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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

LADIES IN WAITING
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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

WRAP PARTY
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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

PLAY DATE
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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

SEASON'S GREETINGS
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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

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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!

WAIT A SECOND!
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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

CITY SLICKERS
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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

WELCOME TO NEW YORK
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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.

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