The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have touched down in New York for their first official tour of the east coast.

The royal couple were greeted by cheering crowds when they arrived at the Carlyle Hotel, where they will stay during their whistle-stop tour. William's mother, Princess Diana, also stayed at the luxury hotel when she visited the city in the 1980s.

The couple will attend seven official engagements during the three day whirlwind tour. They will be guests of honour at a private dinner held on behalf of American Friends of the Royal Foundation in New York to raise funds for the couple's Scottish alma mater, St Andrews University, which is celebrating its 600th anniversary.