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Wills and Kate will be touching down in America in just a couple of weeks, and Buckingham Palace is already setting some ground rules to weed out slobby reporters. According to Politico, the palace is particularly concerned about the lack of a dress code among American journalists. The Buckingham Palace website spells it out:
"Journalists wishing to cover Royal engagements, whether in the United Kingdom or abroad, should comply with the dress code on formal occasions out of respect for the guests of The Queen, or any other member of the Royal Family. Smart attire for men includes the wearing of a jacket and tie, and for women a trouser or skirt suit. Those wearing jeans or trainers will not be admitted and casually dressed members of the media will be turned away. This also applies to technicians."
You've been warned.