Royal Couple Leaves SoCal, Ending First Foreign Tour

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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left Los Angeles International Airport Sunday afternoon, concluding their first foreign tour, which saw them crisscross Canada for nine days before coming to Southern California for a busy weekend.

Prince William and his wife Catherine spent their last day in Southern California visiting a job fair in Culver City aimed at finding jobs for veterans.

Earlier Sunday, the newly married couple were welcomed to the Inner City Arts academy by six elementary-aged children holding a welcome banner while a crowd of about 150 people looked on.

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On Saturday night, Prince William and Princess Catherine hit the red carpet in style before attending a gala hosted by the British Academy for Television and Arts.

The event, held at the ornate Belasco Theatre, drew Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Lopez, to name a few.

Earlier that day, they attended a charity polo match at the Santa Barbara Polo Charity & Racquet Club, where Prince William scored four goals for his team.

After arriving at the fair and speaking with veterans, the duke and duchess plan to help prepare care packages for children of deployed service members and then they will head back to the U.K.

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  • Eric

    Skid ROW or any middle class neighborhood these days. Thanks for all your change Barack!

  • The Mad Man

    Let’s see them give money to us for our causes! P.S. this is not a charity, it’s real!

  • Den

    The royal bums visiting common bums

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  • James

    Eric, you can’t blame Americans’ financial problems on the current president. He can’t solve everyone’s personal problems. If you took a second mortgage on your house to buy an SUV or put in granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, that’s not Obama’s fault. If you didn’t do your homework in high school and didn’t bother going to college, that’s not Obama’s fault. If you got married at age 22 and had four kids with only a high-school education, that’s not Obama’s fault. He’s the president, not a miracle worker, and he can’t fix everyone’s problems, economic or otherwise.

    • del

      This statement goes for the whole country Well Said Mr. James !

  • Amy

    With the amount of tax payer dollars that were spent to protect these two people from harm while on skid row (patrol officers, undercover officers and air support)…those tax dollars could have fed a lot of homeless people for weeks if not months. The next time your in town, Royal Couple…rent a few hundred tables/chairs and place them in every ghetto area of Los Angeles with food on them and volunteers to feed the homeless. People would appreciate that a lot more then you going to a dance on skid row. Thanks.

  • me

    Don’t let the door hit ya in the bum on the way out!!!

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  • upyours

    Good riddance. Nothing worse than a bunch of talking heads with b00bs droning on and on about nothing.

  • misc. etc.

    It was odd. I read all these articles about “Royals visiting skid row”, a stark difference from the charity polo game articles. It seemed like the only important thing focused on was fashion, money and publicity. They visit skid row, do some arts and crafts and take off, leaving remnants of an ill-planned publicity stunt. If a world figure wants make themselves known they should try to help instead of watching (this goes for all world figures), posing for pictures, and read about how the world watched you.

    There are still plenty of places like skid row across the US and the world that can use some help. If someone wants to make a name for themselves, then you should give yourself and help others, not just show up, watch, and leave thinking that you helped.

    I don’t know if this rant is coherent, i have to write it with one arm in a cast and one normal hand.

    • James

      I taught first grade at an inner-city school for six years (1996-2002) and I remember one day when a group of high-school students from a private all-girls school came to visit; they stopped by my classroom, and the private-school teachers took a bunch of photos of the girls hunched over my first-graders, smiling and pretending to read with them, and then they left. These private-school students didn’t have an ongoing relationship with my school; in fact, after that day, I never saw them again. It felt as if they were just there for the photo-op. That kind of arrogant, “noblesse oblige” attitude disgusts me, and the “Royals visiting Skid Row” seems to be the same thing: all public relations, no substance.

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  • who cares

    Who the F cares about these British people. Seriously. Waste of time. Report real news.

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