The moment William & Kate touched down in LAX, you know it’s a whole different ballgame…
William & Kate at media summit (left). At Hancock Park reception (right).
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Arrival at LAX. The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge continue to the next leg of their North American tour with a weekend visit to LA. California governor Jerry Brown met them at the tarmac. Kate had notably changed from her red Catherine Walker dress earlier in the day to a lavender-grey Roksanda Ilincic dress. Several local news channels covered the event live, and even followed their motorcade live aerially from the airport all the way to Beverly Hills! Welcome to America, Will & Kate!
Media Summit at Beverly Hilton Hotel. The couple were met by Neil Stiles, president of the entertainment magazine group Variety who jointly sponsored the Venture Capital New Media Summit with the UK Trade and Investment to promote British technological business interests in America. After meeting delegates from the British and American technology sectors, William and Kate then took to the stage to become a part of the summit. Laughter from the crowd when Kate tapped (a bored-looking?) William when the hosts were asking for more opinions from the forum. The couple were then treated to a series of practical demonstrations of how technology is transforming our everyday lives.
Reception at Hancock Park. William & Kate head off to the home of the Consul-General in Hancock Park, where they’ll be staying during their visit. In the evening a reception was held at the garden with government officials, local dignitaries and businessmen. Among the celebrity attendees were David Beckham and Stephen Fry. Kate changed into a “maja” green silk Diane Von Furstenberg dress for the evening. The couple worked the crowd separately, making sure each one of the 200 guests gets to meet at least one of them. They retired at 8:30pm, in preparation for another long day tomorrow.
- Getty Images: William & Kate arrive at LAX
- Getty Images: William & Kate attend media summit
- Getty Images: Consul-General reception at Hancock Park
- Rex Features: William & Kate in LA, Day 1