They’re Here! William & Kate Arrive in New York

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William and Kate have arrived in New York!

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Yesterday, the Royal Couple touched down at JFK airport on a first class British Airways scheduled flight from London’s Heathrow. They were met by US Chief of Protocol Peter Selfridge, the Queen’s ambassador to the US Sir Peter Westmacott, his wife Susie, and Consul General Danny Lopez.

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From the airport, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were whisked into the city where they were greeted by cheering crowds at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan’s affluent Upper East Side.

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Fans waited in freezing temperatures to catch a glimpse and welcome the couple for their three day whirlwind royal tour.

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Even the City of New York paid the Duke and Duchess the ultimate compliment by lighting the Empire State Building red, white and blue to greet them.

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William and Kate were welcomed to the Carlyle Hotel by the Carlyle Managing Director Giovanni Beretta. They briefly posed for photographers before being taken to their room – a suite with stunning views of Central Park.

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The building’s official Twitter account posted: “We welcome Their #Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by sparkling in red, white @ blue #royalvisitusa.”


The hotel will be the couple’s base until they fly back to the UK immediately after their last engagement on Tuesday night.

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The Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up in a glamorous, bespoke maroon coat from British maternity brand Seraphine. The custom boucle ‘Marina’ coat features a flattering empire line. This is the first time she has been seen wearing a high street pregnancy label during her second pregnancy.

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Completing her outfit, Kate wore opaque black tights, a pair of black suede booties (not yet ID’ed), her black suede Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ clutch, her black Cornelia James wool gloves with side bow and her gorgeous diamond drop earrings.

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Where are Wills & Kate Staying in New York?
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William and Kate have added their names to The Carlyle Hotel’s prestigious visitor book as they have made it their home away from home for the next three days.
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The plush 1930’s New York hotel has been welcoming the world’s power players for decades, including John.F. Kennedy, his wife Jackie, reams of kings and queens from Denmark, Greece, Spain and Sweden and even William’s late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
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The 35-storey building was named in honor of British essayist Thomas Carlyle, and has been a landmark for decades. It features 188 rooms and suites with sweeping views of Central Park and New York.
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Rates range from $675 (£431) per night for two people in a modest Superior Room with 400sq. ft. of space to $15,000 (£9,580) per night for a stay in the Empire Suite, a spacious three-bedroom duplex with 2,600 sq. ft. of living space and a private art collection.
Update on Kate’s UFO shoes
The current consensus on Twitter is that Kate could possibly have shopped her closet for her black suede booties. A photo popped up from as far back as December 2009 wearing a pair of similar booties. They were not ID’ed at the time so stay tuned for updates!
 Update 12/10/2014
Seraphine Maternity has posted some additional details and pictures of their Marina Maternity Coat (£275.00).
It looks as though the coat was available for purchase at their stores and online. It was not custom as once thought. It is listed as sold out.
Wool tweed bouclé with a touch of sparkle.
Long-line cut Frayed trim & black velvet ribbon detailing
Defined empire line
Designed in Séraphine’s London based studio, the MARINA maternity coat is made in a luxurious wool tweed bouclé.
Subtle silver threads add a touch of sparkle to the rich purple hue.
The long-line silhouette is accented with a delicate frayed trim and finished with black velvet ribbon. By maternity clothes label Séraphine, this collarless style finishes above the knee and features a flattering defined empire waistline.
55% Wool 30% Polyester 10% Rayon 3% Nylon 2% Poly Metal’
Update 12/13/2014
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There may be a possible ID on Kate’s booties (thanks to a follower on WKW). They could possibly be the ‘Namora D – BLACK’ Plain Platform Shoe Boot by Dune London. These booties originally retailed for $195 but went on sale for $62. They are currently sold out and there is no word if they will be restocked.
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Additional Details:
Suede with low visible platform and slim heel.
Code: 0091220
Lining Material: fabric
Sole Material: synthetic

Heel Height: 4.33″
Heel Shape: stiletto
Boot Height: ankle

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