Welcome to America, Will and Kate!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at JFK airport on Sunday night, marking the beginning of their three-day trip to New York City. Whisked from the airport to the Carlyle Hotel by motorcade, the couple was greeted by an excited crowd.

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who is about five months pregnant with baby #2, and William posed briefly for the paparazzi outside the famous hotel. The Duchess wore a gorgeous bespoke coat designed by her go-to maternity brand Seraphine, reports the blog Duchess Kate. The custom “Marina” coat in maroon and black with black trim was paired with a fitted black dress, and accessorized with black suede booties. Kate also wore the diamond earrings Prince Charles gave her as a wedding gift.

It’s a quick trip for the young royals who will be catching a flight back to London on Tuesday night following a gala dinner to raise money for their university St. Andrews. A visit to the White House is also on the agenda for William today, while Kate will make a trip to a Harlem child development center. The couple will catch a Nets game at Barclay Center in Brooklyn tonight. Because of their busy itinerary and the brevity of the stay, Prince George stayed in Bucklebury with his maternal grandparents.

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