LOS ANGELES (CBS) — For the first time since their tour of North America began, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were met by protesters Saturday.

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About 35 people carried signs calling the royals “war criminals” as Prince William and his wife, Catherine, visited cancer patients in Montreal.

However, protesters were far outnumbered by excited fans.

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On Friday, the royals head to Southern California.

Their first night in Los Angeles includes a reception at the Beverly Hilton for U.K.trade interests, as well as another reception with the U.K. Consul General.

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Also on the royal itinerary is a polo match in Santa Barbara, a black tie gala and a trip to Skid Row.