Prince William & Kate Middleton Arrive Stateside! (PHOTOS)
Notable: This is Kate’s first time in the United States. As ever, she looked stunning in a pale lavender Peridot dress by Roksanda Ilincic.
The couple headed directly to the Beverly Hilton (the same location as the Golden Globes) for Variety’s Venture Capital & New Media Summit. They quickly made their way through Los Angeles traffic — with the help of a motorcade and CHP officers on motorcycles.
Earlier today, Will and Kate showed the world a whole new side to themselves as they got casual in cowboy hats. Upon arriving in Calgary, Canada, they were presented with matching white hats, which are reportedly tradition. According to the Washington Post, some citizens were outraged that the royal couple didn’t try on the gifts upon receiving them but it was later explained that it was too windy.
Tomorrow, in the most high profile event of the trip, the couple will host a polo tournament in Santa Barbara, CA, with the proceeds going toward Prince William and Prince Harry‘s charity foundation. The event is open to the public for $400, although VIP tickets with limited access to the royal couple start at $4,000 apiece. Hollywood royalty Oprah Winfrey, David Beckham, and Sylvester Stallone are expected to be in attendance at the event. Before the tournament, the couple will tour the 36-acre polo facility in a top of the line Audi V6. The event is expected to raise in excess of $5 million for the charity. After the polo match, the royals head to downtown Los Angeles for a dinner at the famous Belasco Theater, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).