Earlier, on Saturday, the duke is expected to play in a charity polo match at the Santa Barbara Polo Club to benefit the American Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, while the duchess gives out the prizes.
Then the duke and duchess are to visit Inner-City Arts, an L.A. program that helps disadvantaged and homeless children through art. (This engagement is of particular concern to the duchess -- the palace noted that she's \"extremely interested in how the arts can help young people unlock their potential.\")
The duke and duchess arrived under sunny skies Friday after a nine-day trip to Canada, their first foreign excursion since getting married in April. Within minutes of landing, the couple headed directly to their first event, a technology summit in Beverly Hills aimed at promoting U.S. investment in British tech firms.
After the polo game, the duke and duchess will head back to Los Angeles to attend a black-tie at the historic Belasco Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, where they will be guests of honor at a British Academy of Film and Television Arts dinner honoring 42 young British filmmakers.
"People just want a glimpse of the duke and duchess," said Los Angeles resident Christian Kang. "There's so much compassion in both of them. I know they're going to Skid Row, and I think that's very good to see from someone in his position."
William and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper plan to make speeches at the national celebration. There will be a video link to Canadian forces in Afghanistan. Next comes the raucous part: Fireworks and rock music for the masses, including the duke and duchess.
A royal source said: "The couple are very much looking forward to their first joint royal tour. Their purpose is to strengthen the very strong ties that exist between Canada and their royal family and for the duke and the duchess to get to know Canada better." 2b1af7f3a8