08/12/2014 08:55 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge To Receive Extra Security On New York Trip

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are jetting off to New York this weekend - and it's been reported the royal couple will receive extra protection amid disruption and protests surrounding the death of Eric Garner.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Edinburgh smile at each other during a ceremonial welcome for the President of Singapore at Horse Guards Parade on October 21, 2014 in London, England. The President is at the beginning of his four day stay during which he will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets after it was revealed officers that killed the unarmed black man would not face criminal charges.

Wills and Kate are set to enjoy a three-day trip Stateside from 7 to 10 December.

They will be accompanied by their own bodyguards as usual, but additional security will also be provided in light of the protests.

A source told the Daily Mail: "There is no suggestion of a direct threat to the Duke and Duchess whatsoever, but the way these demonstrations are spreading is being taken into account when planning their movement."

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During the trip, the couple will be hosted by President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama on a visit to the White House.

The pair will rub shoulders with Hollywood stars, including Tom Hanks, 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. Think of the dress!

According to the IB Times, the royals will also pay their respects at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

But, most excitingly, they're set to meet up with Jay-Z and Beyonce (yes, really) at Brooklyn's Barclays Centre, where the royals will launch a collaboration between the National Basketball Association (NBA) and William's foundation, United for Wildlife, which supports conservation in Africa. SO exciting.

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