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Prince William and Catherine reveal itinerary for L.A. visit in July

June 15, 2011 | 12:17 pm

Kateandwilliam Prince William and his wife, Catherine, have revealed their itinerary for their upcoming trip to Southern California — and no, they’re not going to Disneyland.

Now officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine are set to arrive in California on July 8 and stay until July 10.

The goal of the trip is to “support the interests of the United Kingdom through the prism of the royal couple’s interests,” according to palace officials.

Photos: The royal wedding

The royal newlyweds will spend their first evening in Los Angeles at a business event supporting U.K. trade and investment, followed by a reception at the British Consular-General residence in Hancock Park.

On July 9, the prince will 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. Catherine, the former Kate Middleton, will award the prize to the winning team.

The royal couple will spend that evening at a black-tie dinner and reception hosted by the British Academy of Film & Television — of which William is president — at the recently renovated Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

The “BAFTA Brits to Watch” event aims to spotlight emerging British talent and build partnerships between Hollywood and up-and-coming British actors.

On July 10, William and Catherine will visit the Inner-City Arts school on skid row and attend a job fair for veterans at Sony Studios in Culver City. They will leave Los Angeles that evening.

The visit will be the royal couple’s first official overseas trip.

William has traveled to the United States, but it will be Catherine’s first visit.

Prior to arriving in California, the Duke and Duchess will tour Canada from June 30 to July 8.

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Photo: Prince William and Catherine. Credit: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

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