Among the thousands of words published on Prince William and Kate's trip to New York, these from the AP's description of the Carlyle Hotel are a marvel of understatement and restraint:

"The Carlyle Hotel was a favorite of William's mother, the late Princess Diana, during her frequent visits to Manhattan in the 1990s. Other celebrity guests over the years have included Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs, John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe."

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Doesn't say how many rooms those guests might have needed, but we have a pretty good idea.