Goodbye caribou meat and cowboy hats…hello, glitz and glam!
Prince William and Kate will leave Calgary this afternoon, marking the end of their nine-day Canadian tour, and arrive in Los Angeles at 3:30 p.m. to kick off a whirlwind three-day visit to California.
Once the arrivals arrive, they’ll be met by at the airport by British ambassador Nigel Sheinwald and California governor Jerry Brown. The royals will then be whisked off to the Beverly Hilton, where, according to the British consulate, they’ll attend “a business event in support of UK Trade and Investment that brings together British and American technologists and Venture capitalists to find new avenues for investment and creating jobs in the United States and the UK.”
On Friday evening, William and Kate will attend a reception at British Consul-General Barbara Hay’s residence in L.A.’s Hancock Park neighborhood, hosted by the trade group United Kingdom Trade and Investment. The royals will stay at Hay’s home while in California.
On Saturday, William and Kate will attend the centenary event of the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club, a charity event held in support of the American Friends of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. William will play in the polo match, and Kate will present the prize to the winning team. Tickets for the event were $4,000 for a meet-and-greet with the royals, while general admission tickets went for $400.
Then that evening, they will attend a red-carpet, black-tie event in support of the British Academy for Film and Television Arts, of which William is President, at L.A.’s Belasco Theatre. Who’s on the guest list? According to The Hollywood Reporter, guests expected include: Tom Hanks, Zac Efron, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez and Barbra Streisand.
On Sunday morning, the royals will attend a private engagement in support of Tusk USA, the American branch of Tusk Trust, which works on preserving the African wilderness. Afterwards, the couple will visit Inner-City Arts, an organisation that uses visual arts and performance to give inner-city children “an oasis of calm, fun, and learning.” In their final event, the Duke and Duchess will then attend a job fair organized by Service Nation: Mission Serve for American servicemen and women transitioning to civilian life.
Then they’ll head to LAX, where they’ll take off for England.
— David Caplan
Read More On The Royals Here