Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived in New York Sunday night for their three-day visit to the United States that will include a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House.

The royal couple is in New York primarily to launch United for Wildlife, a new charity that seeks to help wildlife conservation initiatives in Africa.

Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived at the JFK International Airport and headed to the hotel where they will be staying, the Carlyle Hotel, which is one of Princess Diana's favorites. Well-wishers to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge waited for them outside in the biting cold, but they were kept far away from the hotel's entrance by New York police officers.

New York had a multitude of greetings for Prince William and Kate Middleton. Virgin Atlantic had a crowd line up for the couple at the JFK airport, while the Empire State Building featured Union Jack colors to welcome them.

The first night of Prince William and Kate Middleton in New York, which will be the first for them both, is spent in a private party held for the American Friends of the Royal Foundation. According to the New York Post, the party will be at the residence of John Studzinki, the senior managing director of the Blackstone Group and the president of the foundation that supports the charities of the royal couple.

Prince William will then be heading to Washington for his meeting at the White House with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Prince William will be looking for support for his campaign focusing on wildlife conservation.

After the meeting with Obama, Prince William will go to the World Bank to attend a conference where he will be giving a speech on ongoing efforts to place a ban on the illegal trade of products involving wildlife.

Meanwhile, in New York, Kate Middleton will lead an inspection on a center for child development, which is one of the charitable interests for the Duchess. She will be joined by Chirlane McCay, the first lady of New York, before joining British Achievers for lunch.

Prince William will be back in New York by the afternoon to be able to attend a reception that celebrates United for Wildlife, Tusk Trust, and other wildlife conservation groups. Included in the expected guests at the reception include Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.

Monday will end with the royal couple watching courtside for the second half of the NBA game between the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers headlined by Lebron James and the home team Brooklyn Nets.

For Tuesday, the schedule of the royal couple is still packed, with a gala fundraiser to be held at the Met for the 600th anniversary of St. Andrew.

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