Polo In Santa Barbara, Dinner With Tom Hanks: Inside The Royal Couple's American Road Trip


Goodbye Canada, hello California.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due at LAX early this afternoon.

And just as they did in Canada, they’ll hit the ground running with a packed and fabulous schedule.

Hollywood A-listers and West Coast fashion designers have spent weeks quietly vying for a piece of the royals’ attention.

Here’s what — and who — is on their agenda.

Governor Jerry Brown will greet the couple at LAX this afternoon.

He'll be accompanied by his wife, Anne Gust Brown, and a handful of other state officials. No word on whether the Browns' Corgi will be in attendance.

They'll be staying at the home of British Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay.

Hay's Hancock Park Mediterranean mansion is over 7,000 square feet -- and she'll throw an intimate welcome reception for the couple tonight.

California's tourism commission put together a list of boutiques they think Middleton will love.

The list includes: Dressed by Susan Pitcher and Lily of Montecito, both in Santa Barbara; Trina Turk, Barneys, Mona Moore and Maxfield in Los Angeles; Planet Blue and Fred Segal in Santa Monica; and Madison in Brentwood. We're not sure she'll actually have the time to shop, but we heartily agree that the Duchess would love Trina Turk (as celebs like Leighton Meester do.)

On Saturday, Prince William will play in a charity polo game on Santa Barbara.

Ticket prices for the event range from $400 to $4,000. Here's the jersey he'll be wearing.

Their black tie BAFTA fundraiser fetched $25,000 per plate -- and check out the guest list.

The event, which will be held at the Belasco Theatre in downtown L.A., is meant to highlight 42 up-and-coming Brit actors. But the guest list is pure American royalty: Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez and director Judd Apatow (whose films the couple reportedly love) with wife Leslie Mann will all be in attendance.

On Sunday, the couple will visit L.A.'s Inner-City Arts School.

It's on Skid Row.

Before departing on Sunday, the couple will visit a veterans' job fair and help assemble care packages for military children.

They're a military family themselves, don't forget.

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