East Coasters are already reveling in Kate and Will mania.
The Duke and Dutchess touched down on Sunday for their tour de force in the United States, their first stateside trip since 2011. They were met at the Carlyle hotel, where they will be based for the duration of their trip, by a relatively tame crowd.
“We just hope she waves to us,” one shivering fan leaning against the barricade of one of the two designated fan pens, both populated by virtually all teenage girls. The Duke and Dutchesse’ flight landed 20 minutes past its scheduled 4:15 p.m. arrival time at JFK airport, which kept the crowd waiting longer then anticipated, though only marginally. “We’ve been here since 9,” one said.
Fans may have been disappointed by the hasty entrance, as Will and Kate rushed into the hotel without a wave.
It seems the Royals want to play Big Apple tourists this go around, squeezing in a visit to the Empire State Building and a pair of courtside seats at the Brooklyn Nets game in between the requisite number of charity events and Will’s quick trip to D.C. to say hello to President Obama.
Here, WWD documents it all.