NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, laid flowers Tuesday at one of New York City’s most somber sites — the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
Later Tuesday night, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a fundraising gala.
The couple crossed the 9/11 memorial plaza during the day in pouring rain and wind, William holding an umbrella. Wearing a hot-pink, double-breasted Mulberry coat, black tights, and black stiletto-heeled pumps, Kate smiled as she spoke with memorial and museum President Joe Daniels. The royals then laid a bouquet at one of two reflecting pools built in the footprints of the fallen towers.
Each is ringed with the chiseled names of the nearly 2,900 people killed on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The flowers included a handwritten note reading, “in sorrowful memory for those who died on 11 September and in admiration of the courage shown to rebuild,” CBS2 Scott Rapoport reported.
After paying their respects at the southern pool, William and Kate entered the underground museum that commemorates the attacks.