8 December 2014 - William and Kate begin US tour
Prince William and Kate arrive in New York for three-day US visit
Lauren Gambino (The Guardian)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in New York City, at the start of a three-day US east coast visit.
The royal couple – and a seven-strong entourage which includes adviser and former ambassador to the US Sir David Manning and the Duchess of Cambridge’s hairdresser, Amanda Cook Tucker, whose services, it has been stressed, are being paid for privately – touched down at JFK International airport on Sunday evening.
The plane was 40 minutes late, but the couple were nonetheless escorted by motorcade through New York’s infamously bad airport-to-city traffic and to the Carlyle hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The hotel, renowned for its old-fashioned opulence and glamorous clientele – it hosts Woody Allen’s Monday night Dixieland jazz residency – was one of Princess Diana’s favourite places to stay.
Staff (The Guardian)
Prince William will begin his US tour by branding the illegal wildlife trade as one of the most “insidious forms of corruption” in the world. The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge arrived in New York last night for a three-day visit that has generated much excitement among New Yorkers.
The second in line to the throne has been campaigning to save threatened animals for several years and will tell delegates at a Washington conference on Monday that some animal parts are worth more then their weight in gold.
The royal couple have a varied itinerary that will see the duke meet Barack Obama, the royal couple rub shoulders with celebrities at an NBA basketball match and the duchess visit a Harlem-based organisation supporting families.
They will also pay their respects to the thousands who died during the 9/11 terrorist attacks by visiting the World Trade Centre’s memorial and museum.
Staff (BBC News)
The Duke of Cambridge will meet President Obama at the Oval Office on Monday, the White House has announced.
The meeting is part of a three-day trip to the US east coast with the Duchess of Cambridge, including Prince William's first visit to Washington.
He is expected to give a speech at the World Bank on combating illegal wildlife trafficking.
President Obama has welcomed the prince's work against what he called "a devastating environmental problem".
The White House press secretary said the issue was also a "national security threat".
Speaking about the prince's trip to America, he added that it "underscores the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom".
Barbara Goldberg (The Chicago Tribune)
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived on Sunday for their first visit to New York City, a whirlwind trip that includes visits to a Harlem child development center and the September 11 Monument and Museum.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as they have been officially known since their 2011 wedding, are coming at a time when the city is facing a nightly series of street protests against police violence.
The demonstrations, which have featured brief blockades of intersections and bridges, could disrupt traffic during the visit and may raise new security concerns even though there has been no major violence so far in New York.
During the visit, the couple will part ways briefly when William heads to the White House on Monday to meet with President Barack Obama.
The prince also is set to join a Washington conference on illegal trafficking of ivory and other animal contraband.
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