The Prince meets the President! Just one day after arriving in New York City with wife Kate Middleton, Prince William headed to Washington D.C. to meet with President Obama, and got the U.S. royal treatment!
It’s not everyday that you get Prince William, 32, and President Obama, 53, in the same room. The special event took place in Washington D.C. on Dec. 8, as the future heir to the British throne traveled to the White House as part of his first U.S. tour. He chatted with POTUS in the Oval Office about his wildlife efforts, Prince George, 1, and even took a tour of the White House!
The Duke of Cambridge travelled to Washington to briefly meet with the President before speaking at the 3rd Biennial Meeting of the International Corruption Hunters Alliance, hosted by the World Bank. As the President of United for Wildlife, the Duke is expected to speak about the illegal animal trade in wildlife parks.
Prince William joked with the President that in all the fuss surrounding the 2013 birth of his son, George, “I didn’t work out whether it was a boy or a girl.” “You forgot to ask?” the President joked, according to The Telegraph. Prince George did not make an appearance this trip.
Kate Middleton did not accompany her husband to Washington D.C., and instead stayed in New York to visit Harlem’s Northside Center for Child Development with NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray. The Duchess, who is five months pregnant with the couple’s second child, wore a Goat branded coat to meet McCray. The pair spent the morning wrapping Christmas gifts with the children.