The duke and duchess of Cambridge attended a 600th anniversary gala for the University of St. Andrews at the
The couple, who touched down in the Big Apple on Sunday, have been in New York to promote their Royal Foundation. The three-day trip is their first to the city and their second to the former colonies since their lavish wedding in April 2011.
William wore a tuxedo, and the pregnant fashion icon slipped into her twice-worn midnight blue Jenny Packham gown and accessorized with emerald and diamond earrings at the event, which was created to support scholarships for underprivileged students and invest in the university's media and science faculties, sports centers and lectures in American literature.
"Late Night" host Seth Meyers, William's cousin Princess Eugenie, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and actress-turned-fashion designer
William, 32, the second in line to the British throne, gave a glowing speech touting his alma mater, which is where he met his wife, the former Kate Middleton, in 2003.
"I don't need to tell all of you just how much St. Andrew's University means to me and Catherine," he started. "It goes without saying to all of you in this room that the education we received there was first class ... but it's often said by the undergraduates of St. Andrews that you leave the university in either one of two states: either married or an alcoholic. Fortunately for Catherine and me, we ended up married."
He added that the university "will always be a very special place" for them and said they "have the warmest of memories" of their time as undergraduates and the friends they made there.
They both earned master of arts degrees at St. Andrews -- his in geography and hers in art history.
Earlier Tuesday, the couple visited the
At an "Innovation is Great" engagement, William revealed to LittleBits CEO Ayah Bdeir that Prince George had already taken a liking to his
"He told me that his son George has been playing iPad games and loves them, and that this was a good way to teach him the inner workings of electronics," Bdeir said later.
William also visited the observation deck of the