(CALGARY, Alberta) -- Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are easily the hottest ticket in North America right now as their nine-day tour of Canada begins to wrap up and the royal couple set their sights on a long weekend in California.
William will play in a charity-fundraising polo match at a Santa Barbara club Saturday and later the two will be guests of honor at a British Academy of Film and Television Arts dinner in Los Angeles.
"I've had a lot of personal people call and be my best friend," said Nigel Lythgoe, chairman of the academy's Los Angeles chapter. "I've had to explain how it works, there's no tickets."
On Sunday, the royal couple is expected to attend an event for the conservation of African wildlife, visit an inner-city arts program and then a job fair.
Every A-list star is hoping to get a golden ticket to one of two receptions celebrating William and Kate's arrival so they can meet the duke and duchess. Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman and Tom Hanks are reportedly among the Hollywood elite invited to the celebrations for William and Kate.
Onlookers watched them in awe Wednesday as the newlyweds spent what was supposed to be a day off, lifting spirits in the fire-ravaged town of Slave Lake in Alberta, Canada.
Even though the northern community was not on the official itinerary, the royal couple hoped to bring smiles to a town where more than 400 homes and businesses were lost to a forest fire in May.
William and Kate did get some quiet time during their whirlwind tour Tuesday at Eagle Lake -- often called Honeymoon Lake -- to watch the midnight sunset. Thursday marks the seventh day of the pair's nine-day trip to Canada -- the visit is part of the first official overseas trip for the two, who married in April.
Wednesday night they reportedly spent another evening alone, this time at picturesque Lake Louise.
In Calgary, where William and Kate are expected to arrive later Thursday, people clamored to win a lottery. They waited in line to be among the lucky few to catch a glimpse of the couple.
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