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Governor, wife to meet with Will and Kate during royal visit

July 1, 2011 | 11:14 am

Click for photos of the royal wedding The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might have a polo match and an evening with Hollywood stars on the agenda for their upcoming trip to Southern California, but they will also be spending time with another notable political couple.

The Office of the Governor announced Friday that California Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, will greet the royal couple at Los Angeles International Airport when they arrive the afternoon of July 8.

Photos: The royal wedding

That evening, the Browns will also join Prince William and his wife, Catherine, at a reception hosted by U.K. Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay at her official residence in Hancock Park.

The Duke and Duchess will spend July 8-10 in Southern California, participating in several events designed to “support the interests of the United Kingdom through the prism of the royal couple’s interest,” palace officials said.

Also on their itinerary is a charity polo match in Santa Barbara, a black-tie event for the British Academy of Film & Television on July 9, and a visit to skid row’s Inner-City Arts school and a job fair for veterans at Sony Studios on July 10.

The trip marks Catherine’s first visit to the United States. William has been to the U.S. before, but not on an official visit.


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Photo: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Credit: Los Angeles Times