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Prince William to meet survivors of 2011 tsunami

Prince William took a speedboat ride across Tokyo Harbour this morning after arriving in Japan for a four-day visit.

The Duke of Cambridge will be taken to the area devastated by the tsunami, as part of the trip, but some have claimed he will not meet families whose lives were blighted when the tsunami triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

The Duke of Cambridge has arrived in Japan for a four-day visit Credit: PA

Soon after the second-in-line to the throne's scheduled flight touched down at Tokyo's Haneda airport, Kensington Palace confirmed he had completed the last of his exams to earn his Air Transport Pilot Licence and would start work with East Anglian Air Ambulance in the summer.

The Duke of Cambridge has arrived in Japan for a four-day visit Credit: PA

Highlights of William's trip to the Far East will include a visit to Beijing's Forbidden City and in Shanghai he will launch the three-day Great Festival of Creativity.

Prince William arrives in Japan for four-day visit

Prince William in Tokyo at the start of a four-day visit of Japan.

Kensington Palace tweeted a photograph of the Prince's arrival by boat:

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Prince William and Kate launch official Twitter feed

Kensington Palace, the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has launched its own Twitter feed.

Giving few clues of what to expect in the future, the palace tweeted:

The new account joins @BritishMonarchy for news relating to Buckingham Palace and the Royal Family, and @ClarenceHouse representing the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

It gained almost 4,000 followers in its first half hour of existence.

Prince William pays tribute to St Andrew's at New York gala

The Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to his former univeristy in New York, saying that, "St Andrew's blend of academic excellence, mixed with a liberal approach to critical thought and creative reasoning, is one that both our nations, on both sides of the Atlantic, credit with importance."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Credit: Morgan Dessalles-Charles Guerin/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Credit: Morgan Dessalles-Charles Guerin/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Prince William was giving a speech at a benefit for the Scottish university at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which attended with the Duchess of Cambridge, the pair met while studying at St Andrew's.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Credit: Morgan Dessalles-Charles Guerin/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

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Duke and Duchess meet fellow St Andrew's alumni in New York

The Duchess at a gala at the Met in New York celebrating St Andrew's University. Credit: ITV News/ Matt Williams

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined fellow alumni of St Andrew's University at an event in New York.

The menu for the meal the Duke and Duchess will be served this evening. Credit: ITV News/ Matt Williams

William braves cold to go up Empire State Building

Prince William is shown the NY skyline. Credit: Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

Prince William made a solo visit to the Empire State Building as part of his three-day New York trip.

Wearing only a suit, the cold did not appear to bother the Duke of Cambridge as he was shown the view.

As the royal couple arrived two days ago the top of the building was lit up in red, white and blue to signify the colours of the British flag.

Prince William is shown the NY skyline. Credit: Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

Royals' New York visit helps keep memory of 9/11 alive

William and Kate's visit to the 9/11 memorial in New York has made headlines around the world, helping keep the memory of that tragic day alive.

Nearly 3,000 people, including 67 Britons, lost their lives in the attacks 13 years ago.

ITV's Royal Correspondent Tim Ewart reports:

Royals visit newly built One World Trade Center

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the newly built One World Trade Center after their visit to the 9/11 memorial.

The tower, which at 1,792 ft is the tallest building in America, opened this year replacing the twin towers which were demolished in the 9/11 attacks 13 years ago.

William and Kate also visited youth development centre, The Door. to meet young people who have benefited from their training programmes.

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