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(NEWSER) – Prince William and wife Kate arrived in New York last night for their much-anticipated whirlwind visit—and in just their first few hours in the Big Apple, they're thought to have raised $2 million for their charity.

The royals were whisked from their hotel less than an hour after checking in, and taken to an "ultra-exclusive fundraising dinner" at the apartment of Sir Martin Sorrell, founder and CEO of advertising agency WPP, the Daily Beast reports. Though none of the 30 invitees—all bigwig philanthropists—were actually given a "recommended donation" amount, rumor has it every couple pledged at least $100,000, many of them more. Click for the rest of the royal couple's itinerary.

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