Kate Middleton Follows in Princess Diana's Footsteps on NY Visit

Kate is becoming a charitable role model, visiting a Harlem youth center and a City Kids Foundation Project on her trip to New York.
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the royal visit. Let look at prince William and Kate's new New York palace during their three-day stay. The Carlyle hotel. A favorite sport of William's mother, princess Diana, who became America's sweetheart over 25 years ago. Kate is following in iconic Diana's footsteps becoming a charitable role model herself. Once she arrived, New York realized what a star they had. Reporter: She was born to be a princess? I would say she was born to be a queen. Reporter: Kate will be taking a page from princess Diana. She changed the per sepgs of AIDS at Harlem hospital nearly 25 years ago. There were poignant moments on the first trip. Most notably, I would think, holding that baby. Holding that child who had AIDS. Just a simple gesture. Just by picking up a baby, hugging it. Diana was able to send a very important message. Reporter: William and Kate will pay a visit to a city kid's foundation project. The same charity die qua that helped to support more than two decades ago. When you left, there was sense that around you, a great big show was about to start. Reporter: It was 25 years ago you walked through these doors with princess Diana. What was it like? It was fantastic, like it is now. It's a wonderful, happy place. It was like walking into a party. Reporter: And she was the belle of the ball. William and Kate's New York home away from home, also one of her favorite hideaways. He was setting up his magazine, "George" and asked the princess to be on the cover of the first issue. She said, that's an honor. She said, I would like to be on the cover of your 50th issue. Reporter: Wow. Sadly, for neither of them was that possible. Reporter: William and Kate have captured the world's fascinati fascination. Bringing some of that Diana magic back to New York for the first time. And Kate is actually heading just two blocks away there that now famous Harlem hospital that Diana visited at a child development center in New York with the first lady of New York. If you happen to run into the Royals. You don't need to courtesy or bow. A little bow. Like I do to you every morning. Continuing now, we all know

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