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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

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

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

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

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

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

Pink's Hot Dog stand in Hollywood prepares for the coming of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a "Welcome Will and Kate to Los Angeles" banner as well as a "Royal Dog" special.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Tables settings are ready for the Foundation Polo Challenge being held Saturday afternoon at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

William and Catherine arrive at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Guests show off their hats at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Guests including actresses Rosario Dawson, left, and Molly Sims arrive ahead of the polo match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Chris Clemens, 27, and his wife Amy Clemens, 28, of Carpinteria wait for the start of the Foundation Polo Challenge on Saturday afternoon at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Marcia Orland of Summerland records the scene at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club before the start of the Foundation Polo Challenge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Prince William, center, finds himself ahead of both teammate and opponent as he races toward the ball.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LIZ O. BAYLEN / Los Angeles Times

Prince William keeps his eye firmly on the ball as he races toward it.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Prince William in action on the polo field during his match at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Prince William scored four goals during the charity polo event at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LIZ O. BAYLEN / Los Angeles Times

Prince William kisses his wife, Catherine, on the cheek after his team won the Foundation Polo Challenge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge bid farewell after a successful day at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club before returning to Los Angeles by helicopter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

British national Layla Bright, 30, originally from Devon, England, and now a Los Angeles resident, awaits the arrival of William and Catherine at the BAFTA event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A crowd lines 11th Street in downtown Los Angeles to see William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Catherine wears Alexander McQueen, and impressively high heels, for Brits to Watch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are all smiles as they arrive at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Brits to Watch event at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Prince William, with wife Catherine, talks with Amanda Berry, chief executive of BAFTA, as they arrive for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts event "Brits to Watch" at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. [For the record, 2:17 p.m.: An earlier version of this caption misspelled Amanda Berry's first name as Amada.]

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Spectators begin to line a block near Inner-City Arts, which is on Kohler Street in downtown Los Angeles, before the arrival of William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a job fair at Sony Studios in Culver City on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Enjoying a dance presentation at the Inner-City Arts campus in downtown Los Angeles are, seated left to right, Danielle Alexandra, Centrepoint board of trustees; Seyi Obakin, Centrepoint chief executive; William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; and Cynthia Harnisch, Inner-City Arts president and chief executive.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Prince William and his wife, Catherine, sit down for a dance presentation at the Inner-City Arts campus in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Heber Moreno, left, talks with Prince William during a painting class at the Inner-City Arts campus on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, tries her hand at painting during a class at Inner-City Arts in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

The artists consult: William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visit a painting class at the Inner-City Arts campus on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Prince William makes brief remarks at the Mission Serve Hiring Our Heroes job fair at Sony Studios in Culver City on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Prince William at the Mission Serve Hiring Our Heroes job fair in Culver City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Trevor Romain of the Trevor Romain Foundation at the Mission Serve Hiring Our Heroes job fair on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Steven M. Missimer, USO vice president of programs, left, with William and Catherine as they put together USO boxes at Sunday's job fair.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

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William and Catherine’s royal visit to Southern California

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 eight-day 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, L.A. 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 stayed, and  attended a reception later in the evening in their honor.

On the second day of their trip to the Southland, William and Catherine attended a charity polo match at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria, where William competed and Catherine awarded the trophy to her husband after his team won. Tickets for the event, held in support of the American Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, ranged from $400 to $4,000.

After the match, the couple returned to Los Angeles by helicopter to attend a black-tie dinner at the recently renovated Belasco Theater on Saturday night. There, the royal couple mingled with Hollywood executives and A-listers and up-and-coming British talent. The inaugural Brits to Watch event was hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, of which William was named president in February.

Sunday was the final day of their visit to Southern California, and found the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spending time with children in a painting class at Inner-City Arts in downtown Los Angeles and stopping at a job fair for veterans in Culver City before bidding farewell to Los Angeles and jetting home to England.

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