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Kate 'moved' and in 'awe' by visit to 9/11 memorial

Kate and William sign their names at the memorial. Credit: Pool

The Duchess of Cambridge said she was "moved" by her visit to the 9/11 memorial and being able to touch the names of those who died.

Kate, who signed her name alongside William's in a book of condolence, told the museum's chief of staff Allison Blais she was in awe of how big the museum was.

The memorial is for the 2,983 victims from 90 countries who died in the attacks 13 years ago.

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William and Kate tour inside of 9/11 museum

William and Kate look around the 9/11 museum. Credit: Pool

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pictured inside the 9/11 memorial museum, which opened to the public in May this year.

The attacks claimed the lives of 2,606 people in New York and 2,983 in total. The museum features photographs of the victims and various artifacts from that fateful day.

The royal couple look at photographs inside the museum. Credit: Pool

Kate and William lay flowers at 9/11 memorial

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge laid a bouquet of flowers at the 9/11 memorial today during their visit to New York.

Kate lovingly placed the flowers down and made the sure the bow was tied around them.

The card read: "In sorrowful memory of those who died on September 11th and in admiration of the courage shown to rebuild."

William holds an umbrella over Kate as she waves at onlookers. Credit: PA

Later the royal couple are due to visit the Empire State Building before hosting a ball.

It is expected to be a celebrity-studded event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, better known as The Met.

Royal couple meet basketball legend LeBron James

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met LeBron James, aka the "King of Cleveland," after the NBA game in New York, when the basketball star posed for pictures with the royal couple.

William and Kate were presented with two Cavaliers basketball vests - one bearing the name "Cambridge" and the other a junior version for their young son, with "George" printed on the back.

William and Kate were presented with two basketball vests

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Kate and William meet Jay Z and Beyonce at NBA game

The Duke and Duchess met music's golden couple Jay Z and Beyonce at the NBA game in New York tonight.

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Earlier the royals were broadcast on the big screen, to cheers from the crowd.

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Duke and Duchess head to NBA game in New York

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Kate and William are attending an NBA game in New York tonight, following the Prince's speech at a wildlife reception.

The couple posed for pictures with NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo and William tried to get to grips with a new basketball trick.

The couple posed for pictures with NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo Credit: ITV News

'Wildlife black market thriving in the West,' Prince warns

Prince William told guests at a wildlife reception in New York that Western nations could look "closer to home" to remedy the problem of the illegal trade in exotic animal products.

The 32-year-old royal said "iconic species are being "illegally butchered in the name of trinkets and medicine".

Prince William: 'I'm off to shoot some hoops now'

Prince William drew laughter from the crowds at a wildlife reception in New York tonight when he ended his speech telling the guests, "I'm off to shoot some hoops now or whatever it is you do."

Prince William addresses guests at a reception at the British Consul General’s Residence in New York Credit: ITV News
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