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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge step into the bright Southern California sunshine as they prepare to descend the stairway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, carries a bouquet of flowers upon arrival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Prince William and Catherine are welcomed to Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Prince William and Catherine are welcomed to Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Catherine chats with British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald, left, while Gov. Jerry Brown looks on as the royal couple are welcomed to Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is seen before the royal couple leaves the airport for their first engagement in Beverly Hills.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

The Royal Canadian Air Force A310 aircraft carrying Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at Los Angeles International Airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Prince William shakes hands with a member of the flight crew as he and Catherine alight the aircraft.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Areany Tolentino, 15, of Hancock Park waits for the royal motorcade to drive through the area after Prince William and Catherine arrived in Los Angeles late Friday afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Felice Kaplan, 52, and Aleksandra Martinobic, 18, both of Los Angeles, wait for the royal couple's motorcade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A crowd gathered in the lobby of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills in hopes of catching a glimpse of Prince William and Catherine as they left the hotel on Friday. But the couple used a different exit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talk with Michelle Price, right, of Hewlett-Packard at Variety's Venture Capital and New Media Summit at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Prince William participates in a panel with Chad Troutwine, left, co-founder of Veritas Prep and a producer of the film "Freakonomics," during Variety's Venture Capital and New Media Summit at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Prince William and Catherine share smiles during Variety's Venture Capital and New Media Summit at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Roxy Cowan, 10, holds a sign she made to welcome the royal couple's motorcade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Danny Dalipe of Los Angeles waits for the royal couple's motorcade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

California Highway Patrol officers keep a small crowd back as the royal couple's motorcade passed through.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Karen Cowan waves the royal flag of Scotland while waiting for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to arrive at the British consul-general's residence in Hancock Park. Cowan said she chose to show off the flag because William and Catherine first met in Scotland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Police officers stand guard at a roadblock near the British consul-general's residence in Hancock Park, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be staying.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Vida Largaespada, 67, holds a photo of Princess Diana while waiting for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the British consul-general's residence in Hancock Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, appears on a panel at Variety's Venture Capital and New Media Summit at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

William and Catherine are greeted by Paul J. Wright, left, an English barrister, and Neil Stiles, right, president of Variety, on Friday. The royal couple were attending Variety's Venture Capital and New Media Summit at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge look on during remarks by Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Britain's ambassador to the United States, during a private reception at the British Consulate-General's residence in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Pizzello / POOL

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to guests at the private reception in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Pizzello / POOL

Gov. Jerry Brown, standing with his wife, Anne Gust Brown, speaks at a reception honoring Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, background right, at the home of the British Consulate-General in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Baron / POOL

Prince William talks with soccer star David Beckham at a private reception in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Pizzello / POOL

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The royal visit: Will and Kate arrive in Los Angeles

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Los Angeles International Airport late Friday afternoon, alighting from a Royal Canadian Air Force A310 that flew them in from Calgary after their whirlwind tour of Canada, stepping into the bright, welcoming sunshine of a Southern California summer day.

They were greeted by Gov. Jerry Brown, his wife, Anne Gust Brown, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Sir Nigel Sheinwald, the British ambassador to the United States. After being whisked to a British technology conference in Beverly Hills, they headed to the consul-general’s residence in Hancock Park, where they were staying, and attended a reception later in the evening in their honor.

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7 Comments

  1. July 8, 2011, 8:47 pm

    I think both William and Kate are a very gracious and very in love. Kate always looks like she is really enjoying everything and loves William very much.

    By: Jeannetteq
  2. July 8, 2011, 8:50 pm

    Hi
    LA Times:

    We had a fabulous time watching and enjoying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their first trip abroad to Canada and to my home town of Calgary. I'm sure you will enjoy their visit to California. The Royals flew to LA on a "Canadian Forces" A330. The RCAF no longer exists as The Canadian Forces was formed from all of our Armed Forces back in the mid 1960's.

    Cheers from Calgary!

    By: ttmhb1@calcna.ab.ca
  3. July 9, 2011, 7:57 am

    There seems to be more close up coverage in the US than in Canada. CBC said they were covering the trip all weekend and there are only the tiniest snippets of not even interesting or up to date news or photos on tv. It seems Canadian coverage is slow in getting their coverage online too. I see that this is LA too and maybe that's why but still, better coverage is better coverage. In the US that is.

    By: ajconover56@yahoo.ca
  4. July 9, 2011, 8:32 am

    And the aircraft type was not an A330, it was an A310 as written in the article. The CF A310's which were all descendent's of the former Wardair (Canada) airline were purchased from Canadian Airlines (themselves having bought Wardair) by the Canadian government to help the debt ridden Canadian Airlines dump these planes which did not meet Canadian Airlines fleet requirements.

    By: alohaguy@shaw.ca
  5. July 10, 2011, 2:32 pm

    Re: The A310 correction and expansion of the history of them you have posted. Thanks!!

    By: ttmhb1@calcna.ab.ca
  6. July 10, 2011, 7:46 pm

    Cool Pictures This trip to LA by the Royal couple shows their character resembling Princess Diana

  7. July 10, 2011, 7:46 pm

    Cool and characteristic of their concern for the poor.

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