TA-TA NEW YORK: Kate and William have officially bid the city adieu.
The Royals made the final stop on their whirlwind Stateside tour on Tuesday night, a fundraiser for the University of St. Andrews at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Guests attending the fundraiser — kilted university alums and museum patrons — had already ascended the steps well before the Duke and Duchess materialized. The sirens from their motorcade could be heard echoing through the neighborhood just after 7 pm, signaling fans to get their smartphones ready. The entourage pulled up shortly thereafter, the Duke and Duchess exiting the SUV cued Fifth Avenue to erupt in cheers. Kate wore Jenny Packham, an off the shoulder ink blue silk tulle gown with a black velvet belt. The couple was greeted by a band of tuxedoed (or kilted) St. Andrews officials. Again, the couple had their backs to the crowd — press and fans barricaded across the street. The photographers piped up with the familiar pleas: “Kate! Kate! Turn around!” Halfway up the steps, the pair turned around and waved in union, an almost comically synchronized move. Ta ta, New York.