Buckingham Palace has issued a ridiculous dress code to American
journalists (who are known for dressing down) who want to cover Prince
William and Duchess Kate’s visit to the US this weekend.
The royal couple are expected to visit the USA on December 7 and 8 and are rumoured
to be meeting Jay-Z and Beyoncé at a basketball game. The Duke will
then travel alone to Washington to attend an anti-corruption conference
at the World Bank.
at all times “out of respect” and warns that “casually dressed members
of the media will be turned away”.
“Why should the United States’ press
corps — who barely bother to brush the muffin crumbs off their polo
shirts before lobbing questions at the President of the United States —
schlep extra pieces of clothing to work just so they can make small
talk with a (perfectly nice-seeming) British air ambulance
pilot-in-training and a former chain-store accessories buyer?”
“Our much more refined brothers across
the pond are apparently worried that the American press corps, with our
pride of the haggard and ill-dressed journalists, won’t be
appropriately attired when interacting with the royals.”