Incidentally, the late Princess Diana often stayed at the Carlyle when visiting New York.
She first came to the city in February 1989 as a royal for a three-day solo tour which was reproduced in season four of “The Crown.”
She also stayed at the same address after her divorce in 1996.
In the 2018 documentary “Always the Carlyle” by Matthew Miele, none other than Piers Morgan related how the late Princess joined “the most famous elevator ride in history” at the Carlyle.
According to Mr Morgan, Lady D shared the hotel lift with Michael Jackson and Steve Jobs.
All three were “completely silent” before Diana started singing “Beat It.”
Prince William and his wife Kate booked that exact same room when they visited New York City in 2014.
In the documentary, Ms Cooke says she overheard Prince William say in the lobby that he had heard a lot about the hotel over the years.
“The Duke and Duchess I think definitely stayed here at the Carlyle because Princess Diana used to stay here,” she said.
The hotel’s former managing director Giovanni Beretta once told Architectural Digest: “The Royal Suite is one of our most sought after at the Carlyle. You truly feel as if you are stepping into a grand residence and wishing the walls could talk.”
Several sources have mentioned that Harry and Meghan did not book the Royal Suite for their three-days trip.
Perhaps their choice was also about finding a place to stay that was secured and known for privacy.
The New York Times once called the 188-room hotel the “Palace of Secrets” for the privacy it affords its guests.
In the same documentary, one employee said: “We don’t talk about our guests.”
“Whatever happens here, stays here,” said another.
Many hotel employees have worked at the hotel for decades and refuse to share details about specific conversations with guests.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK