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Will and Kate arrive at LAX, are met by Jerry Brown and Antonio Villaraigosa [Updated]

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Prince William and his wife, Catherine, arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday afternoon for the beginning of their tour of L.A.

Kate changed out of the red coat dress she was wearing when she left Canada and was wearing a light-colored dress. She was carrying a bouquet of red, white and blue flowers. Will was dressed in a blue suit.

Photos: The Duke and Duchess in L.A.

The royal couple were greeted at the airport by Gov. Jerry Brown; his wife, Anne Gust; Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; and Britain's ambassador to the U.S., Sir Nigel Sheinwald.

[Updated at 5:10 p.m.: The bouquet was presented to Kate by Gov. Brown's wife, Gust. David Fransen, Canada's consul general in Los Angeles, also greeted the couple.]

A large security detail was present, including members of the Los Angeles Police Department and the California Highway Patrol. At least one CHP patrol car is flying a small British flag on its the antenna.

From LAX, William and Catherine will head to Beverly Hills for a business event supporting U.K. trade and investment. Then they will attend a reception at the British consul general 's residence in Hancock Park.

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-- Kate Mather at LAX

PHOTO: Prince William and his wife, Catherine, arrive at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday afternoon. CREDIT: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

 
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