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Friday
Jul082011

Prince William and Catherine Middleton Head to Los Angeles

Niall Carson - WPA Pool / Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Prince William and Catherine Middleton touch down in Los Angeles Friday for a whirlwind weekend visit following their eight-day tour of Canada. But royal fever has already struck Hollywood.

In anticipation of the crush of media and onlookers, police have closed the street outside the British Consulate-General residence in Hancock Park, where the royal couple will stay during their visit.

Neighbors have also signed keep-away orders, giving police permission to arrest any paparazzi on the spot if they try to photograph the royals while on private property.

"Our primary concern is to protect the rights and privacy of the residents as well as the safety of the royal couple upon their visit here to the United States," LAPD spokeswoman Mitzi Fierro told the Los Angeles Times. "If they trespass on property where we have a signed trespass letter, they will be arrested immediately."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, where they will be greeted by California Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife Anne Gust and British Ambassador Sir Nigel Elton Sheinwald.

The couple's itinerary calls for them to hit the ground running. The first item on their agenda is an evening business event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel supporting U.K. trade and investment.

Later they will shake hands with California politicians and other high-profile figures at a reception hosted by British Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay at her Hancock Park residence.

The duke and duchess' closest brush to Hollywood royalty will come Saturday night at a red carpet, black-tie British Academy of Film and Television Arts dinner at L.A.'s Belasco Theatre.

Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks and Jack Black are expected to attend. Other bold-faced names reported by E! Online include Kristin Chenoweth, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dana Delany and Derek Hough from Dancing with the Stars.

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