Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Honor 9/11 Victims at Memorial, Museum

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, view artist Spencer Finch’s work “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning” in Memorial Hall at the Museum. The artwork features the Vigil quote, “No day shall erase you from the memory of time.” The quote is surrounded by 2,983 squares of Fabriano paper hand-painted different shades of blue.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge view the Virgil quote inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Jin Lee)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge honored the victims of 9/11 earlier today at the memorial and museum.

Upon their arrival this morning, William and Kate placed a bouquet of flowers on the south pool on the panel containing the names of the victims of Flight 93. The bouquet included a note, which the couple signed, reading: “In sorrowful memory of those who died on 11th September, and in admiration of the courage shown to rebuild.”

9/11 Memorial Museum President Joe Daniels then led the royal couple on a tour of the museum.

Their visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum was part of a three-day trip to New York, which began Sunday. Prince William met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday.

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By Jordan Friedman, 9/11 Memorial Research and Digital Projects Associate

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