Etiquette for U.S. Journalists when Kate and William Visit New York

“Those wearing jeans or trainers will not be admitted and casually dressed members of the media will be turned away.” This is a rule that applies to journalists who will be covering the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s upcoming U.S. visit, according to the British monarchy’s official website.

Jackets and ties for men, and trouser or skirt suits for women, are the appropriate dress code when in the company of the royals, according to the statement, “out of respect for the guests of The Queen, or any other member of the Royal Family.” It’s made clear that the dress code does not exclude technicians/cameramen who might be present.

Guidelines on photographing the royal family can also be found on the website. “Members of the Royal Family are content with being photographed at most times during an engagement,” it reads, but not “while they have food or a glass in their hand or during a meal.”

Kate and William will arrive in New York City on December 7 and will remain in the U.S. until December 9. During their stay, they will meet with representatives of various charities, attend an NBA basketball game and pay their respects at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center.

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Kate knows how much Harry loves Lupo,” a source said (via Vanity Fair), “and how much joy he brings him, so it makes sense he should have his own puppy. Kate and William worry that Harry gets lonely living on his own, so a pet puppy would be a great solution.”

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Prince William and Kate Will Stay at the Carlyle Hotel in N.Y.C.

When Prince William and Kate come to New York City for their Dec. 7-9 visit, they will be staying at one of Manhattan’s swankiest residential hotels, the Carlyle on Upper Madison Avenue.

Not only was the landmark where William’s mother, Princess Diana, stayed when she first wowed New York in the 1980s – the hotel then became her residence whenever she visited the city – but more recently it was the home of Broadway and 30 Rock legend Elaine Stritch.

President John F. Kennedy maintained a suite in the towers, and his guests included Marilyn Monroe (other Presidents have gravitated toward the Waldorf-Astoria). Robert Evans was another Carlyle habitué, during his tenure as president of Paramount Pictures. Diane von Furstenberg, Jack Nicholson and Steve Martin were among the familiar faces at the hotel in the ’80s and ’90s, when John F. Kennedy Jr. also could be found there – including the fateful morning before his tragic plane crash. His final breakfast was at the Carlyle.

While in the States, the royals will take in a Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers NBA match. Their itinerary also will include a stop in Washington, D.C., where William will champion his United for Wildlife campaign.

Their trip ends at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, with a gala evening to benefit the Scottish university where the couple first met and fell in love, St. Andrews.

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This is the stunning hotel that will be Kate and William’s home from home next weekend when they arrive in New York for their three day trip.

The royal couple will use the Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue as their base as they carry out official engagements in the US from Sunday December 7 to Tuesday December 9.

The swish Art Deco hotel is a favourite of royals and A-list celebrities.

Princess Diana stayed there in December 1995 when she visited New York for the United Cerebral Palsy’s annual dinner and Prince Charles and Camilla also used the hotel when they stopped in the city in November 2005.

Every American President since Truman has visited and it is also frequented by A-listers including Tom Cruise, Mick Jagger and Victoria Beckham.

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A-list favourite: Princess Diana leaving The Carlyle Hotel in 1995

The 35-storey 1930s tower boasts 188 rooms with stunning views of Central Park and the New York skyline.

The Carlyle website describes itself as “an emblem of New York glamour and luxury.

“Nestled in the heart of the Upper East Side, the hotel is legendary for its first-class combination of discretion and grace.”

Prices range from $675 (£431) per night for two people in a modest Superior Room with a King Bed to $15,000 (£9,580) per night for a stay in the Empire Suite, a spacious three-bedroom duplex which boasts 2,600 sq. ft. of living space and private art collection.

It is not known which rooms the royals and their entourage have gone for but the Empire Suite is not booked out for the dates of their stay suggesting they have chosen more modest accommodation.

All rooms come with luxury Kiehl’s toiletries, bathrobes, a minibar and stunning interior-designed finishings.

There is an onsite restaurant, cafe and the hotel is also home to the legendary Bemelmans bar where celebrities are entertained by top musicians including Woody Allen and his Jazz band.

NYC glamour: The front of The Carlyle Hotel


If Kate, who is four months pregnant, has some down-time she can relax in the tranquil Sense spa, where treatment rooms include the Carlyle Signature Massage for $195 (£125) for 60 minutes and a Sense signature facial for $225 (£144) for 90 minutes.

During their three day visit to New York Kate and William, both 32, are leaving 16-month-old Prince George behind as they carry out a whistle-stop tour which includes a glittering black-tie do, an NBA basketball game and trips to see inner-city youth projects.

The trip is expected to be Kate’s last overseas visit until she gives birth to the couple’s second child in April.

However, William is expected to carry out a solo visit to China early next year to strengthen Britain’s relationship with the country.

A royal spokesman declined to comment last night on where the Duke and Duchess are staying in New York.

LeBron James greet Prince William and Kate Middleton at NBA match in New York

  • Royal couple will watch the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the New York Nets next month during three-day visit to New York
  • William and pregnant wife will be able to watch LeBron ‘King’James, the sport’s biggest star 
  • Celebrity fans of Nets who include Beyonce and Jay Z expected to be out in force
  • Match will be used to launch collaboration between Prince’s United for Wildlife group and NBA

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Basketball bosses are ‘beside themselves with excitement’ at Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge attending an NBA game, MailOnline has learned.

The Duke and Duchess will watch the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Brooklyn Nets during their three-day visit to New York next month.

The decision by the couple to attend the match means they should be able to watch LeBron James, currently America’s biggest sports star, in action.

NBA brass believe that the image of the royal couple at the match at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will be shown around the world, helping the sport gain new fans.

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Sports fans: Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are both known for their love of sports. The couple’s most recent public appearance was at the Royal Variety Performance in London last week

The King: LeBron James on the court this weekend. He is the NBA’s biggest star and playing in front of the future King and Queen of the United Kingdom will confirm his status

Celebrity friends: The Duchess of Cambridge greets Harry Styles of One Direction. She is likely to meet even more big names at the NBA match

‘It’s an incredible publicity coup for the NBA,’ an insider told MailOnline.

‘The images of them all together will be seen all over the world – it’s a marketing man’s dream.’

Insiders say that Kate and William had expressed an interest in attending a basketball game at legendary Madison Square Garden when they were planning their December 7-9 visit to the Big Apple.

But they decided against the the New York Knicks vs Portland Trailblazers game on December 7 in favor of seeing LeBron play the following night.

‘Kate and William are both big sports fans,’ explains the friend. 

‘And although basketball isn’t big in Britain, William has heard of LeBron James… although Kate apparently had no idea who he was!’

Adam Silver, the NBA’s commissioner -its equivalent of chief executive – will be present at the match. He was said to be beside himself with excitement at the coup.

‘All the stars have aligned for them. No wonder Adam Silver is leaping up and down and celebrating. It’s perfect timing that Kate and William are visiting New York at the exact same time as LeBron James is in town.’  

The pregnant Duchess might, however, find herself in more familiar company with a couple of other famous faces widely expected to attend the game.

Beyonce and Jay Z are avid Nets fans, and both are expected to be there to watch the hoops action. Even without the royal draw, the Cleveland Cavaliers are a huge draw because of James.

While most attention-seeking celebs sit courtside, the Duke and pregnant Duchess are expected to be viewing the game from the relative safety of a private box. 

Love of sports: The Duchess of Cambridge, patron of SportsAid meets a potential young wheelchair athlete Sheikh Sheikh in London last week

Star factor: Jay Z and Beyonce are frequently courtside at Nets games and expected to be present in the hope of meeting the royal couple

‘I don’t think anybody likes the idea of Kate being in the front row and a huge, great basketball player crashing into her – especially in her condition,’ says the insider.

The purpose of the royal couple going to the match is to launch ‘a new collaboration’ including the Royal Foundation, which manages their charitable activities, the National Basketball Association and the United for Wildlife organization, of which Prince William is president. 

United for Wildlife already has a basketball link, with former NBA star Yao Ming as one of its ambassadors, alongside Andy Muray, the tennis player, and David Beckham, the footballer.

The trip to the basketball match will be one of a series of high-profile engagements during the visit, which is the Duke and Duchess’s first trip to New York.

Both will be based in New York during the three-day trip, although Prince William will also spend part of the trip in Washington D.C where he will attend an anti-poaching conference. 

The Duchess of Cambridge, meanwhile, will spend the entire visit in New York and is to visit a child development center and host a lunch at the British Consulate while her husband is away.

Prince George won’t be joining his parents on the trip and will remain in London with nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.

The visit is the couple’s first to the US since 2011, when they travelled to Los Angeles, a few months after their wedding.

This time, their visit will be confined to the East Coast – completely new territory for both as neither have previously visited it before, in any capacity.

William and Kate will arrive on the evening of the 7th December and will spend their first night in the US at a private dinner on behalf of the American Friends of the Royal Foundation.

The Foundation was set up by Princes Harry and William in 2009 and officially launched in 2011 as the main vehicle for their philanthropic activities, including the Invictus Games.

In addition to promoting the welfare of current and former members of the Armed Forces, the Foundation also works with young people and is committed to supporting conservation efforts.

Los Angeles: The couple’s first US visit in 2011 was to California where they met Mayor Villaraigosa

Glamorous: They also hobnobbed with celebrities, among them singer and actress Jennifer Lopez

Not coming: The couple will travel to the US without Prince George who will remain in London

It is the latter that forms the basis for much of the schedule, with the Duke of Cambridge spending his first full day in the US at an anti-corruption conference at the World Bank in Washington D.C.

Once there, the Duke is expected to call for a zero tolerance approach to the trade in endangered animal parts on behalf of United For Wildlife, a conservation organisation of which he is president.

He will also attend a reception in New York for the Tusk Trust on the same day, before rejoining the Duchess of Cambridge to watch the basketball game. 

The following day, both the Duke and Duchess will visit an inner city youth organisation, focused on social support and learning for poorer children – another key focus for the Royal Foundation.

Also on the agenda is an event celebrating the British creative talent boasted by New York’s media and creative industries.

Prince William, who like Prince Charles has long been fascinated with technology, will attend an event hosted by a New York-headquartered technology company, which will bring together entrepreneurs from both the UK and the US.

The final engagement of the visit will be the University of St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

St Andrews was the Scottish university where the Duke and Duchess first met in 2002 after enrolling on the same Master of Arts degree course.

Since leaving the University, the Duchess in particular has become a regular attendee of alumni events, the majority in London.

The New York event is along similar lines and will support scholarships and bursaries for students from underprivileged backgrounds, as well as new student sports facilities.

  • Earlier versions of this article wrongly stated that the NBA had donated $1 million to The Royal Foundation, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s conservation charity, in return for their appearance at the match. We are happy to clarify that this is not the case and that no donation was made as a result of their collaboration, nor is one expected. We apologise for suggesting otherwise.


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