Totally normal and completely typical British couple the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has already met some prestigious figures during its three-day visit to the U.S. Prince William convened with President Obama on Monday to discuss illegal wildlife trading, while Kate stayed in New York to meet with the city’s First Lady Chirlane McCray about childhood development.
But not even dynamic political powerhouses like those can come close to topping America’s royalty, Beyoncé and Jay Z. The British royals swapped England’s royal court for America’s as they sat courtside Monday night, watching the Brooklyn Nets square off against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Between demonstrators decrying the death of Eric Geller outside Barclays Center and LeBron sporting an “I can’t breathe” t-shirt on the court, the evening was a mix of somber and celebratory. However, nothing could detract from the main event as the British couple was granted a brief audience with the Queen B and Hova during one of the game’s timeouts.
— #ICYMI From David Jones by the way ☕☕ (@MrDJones) December 9, 2014
— Jaclyn (@imhotcuzimfly) December 9, 2014
"So terribly sorry to hear of your ninety and nine problems." pic.twitter.com/S2zxEAhicd
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 9, 2014
Nets game. Crowd reaction when Jay Z and Beyoncé cross the court to meet William and Kate. pic.twitter.com/WaC7mMAKbd
— Matt Ruby (@mattruby) December 9, 2014
It’s unclear if the royals exchange ideas about an arranged marriage between Blue Ivy and Prince George, but for the sake of alliances, we hope so.
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