Prince William and Kate Middleton Inspire New York Youth During U.S. Visit

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton certainly made an impact during their recent visit to the United States, and in New York in particular.

Prince William shared his contact details with a young New Yorker and offered to help him conquer the world stage after he impressed the British royal at a musical performance on Tuesday

The Duke and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, were treated to a hip-hop style dance and musical show during a visit to educational center The Door, where bosses have teamed up with the CityKids foundation to provide support to disadvantaged youths.

After the event, the royal couple gave the youngsters a standing ovation, with William telling the group, “That was incredible, guys. It was amazing and should be on in the West End.”

And he was so moved by Steven Prescod’s performance, which was inspired by his father’s incarceration, he expressed a personal interest in helping the 22-year-old take his show on the road.

Prescod reveals, “William said he wanted to help me put this together. He gave me his contact number and said to reach out to him.

“They brought hope to me. I had a low period in my life and never in a million years did I expect I would be performing for the Duke and Duchess.”

Pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge also shared words of support with the youths.

Dancer Daniella Auggosto says, “She made me feel that wherever you come from you should not let that determine who you’re going to be. We can be what we want to be. It makes you feel like you are going in the right direction.”

The royals later attended a black tie gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to raise funds for their alma mater, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, before wrapping up their three-day visit to New York City on Wednesday morning, when they boarded a flight back to the U.K.

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