The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first joint public appearances together since welcoming their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, in June.
The whirlwind trip also marked the couple’s first major tour of events in the United States since moving to California in March 2020.
The royals were greeted by adoring supporters and a bevy of press on Thursday during their first stop at the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum, where they met with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, as well as de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, and the couple’s son, Dante de Blasio. The group toured the One World Observatory together.
The royals also separately paid tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and then visited the museum.
Later that day, the couple joined forces with the World Health Organization to bring together influential leaders for a roundtable calling for global vaccine equity.
The duke and duchess on Friday stopped by Mahalia Jackson school in Harlem, where Meghan read her new kids book, The Bench, to schoolchildren.
The couple’s foundation, Archewell, donated a washer and dryer to the school for washing the kids’ uniforms, according to NY1, and stocked the school’s pantry.
The royals also dined at Melba…