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New York, December 8, 2014 (Agencies) Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, have arrived in New York City on the royal couple’s first official visit to the U.S. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s motorcade pulled up outside the Carlyle Hotel on Sunday night to a throng of media and shrieking admirers, who were kept behind police barricades. Ms. Kate is expecting their second child in April.

Mr. William is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday while visiting Washington to attend a World Bank conference. At that meeting, he is expected to speak about combating illegal trade in wildlife parks. Mr. William and Ms. Kate also have a full schedule of events in New York, including a visit to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum and a basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton will accompany the couple to a New York reception highlighting conservation efforts.

Ms. Kate is also  scheduled to tour a New York child development centre with the city’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray.

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