LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — When Prince William and Catherine visit Southern California, they’ll take in a polo match in Santa Barbara and spend an evening in Hollywood’s spotlight, but it won’t be all champagne and strawberries for the royal couple.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also make a stop in Los Angeles’ Skid Row, with a visit to Inner-City Arts, a nonprofit academy that gives children from poverty-stricken neighborhoods free classes in visual and performing arts.

“This is what’s going on outside their castle. They’re going to get a taste of what life is like for us,” says Jessica Cornejo, a 19-year-old member of a dance troupe that will be performing for the couple during their Sunday visit. “It’s the best way to end that royal trip.”

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Comments (9)
  1. mikey says:

    I live in LA and I strongly urge them not to go to skid row. Nasty place and they really don’t need to be there.

  2. diosdado1001 says:

    I think is OK to let them know the reality of LA. take them for a walk along the Skid Row so they see the conditions of homeless people in USA.

  3. TheDagoStud says:

    Well if you see old Skid Row Eddie tell him I said hi!

    1. p town eddie says:

      Hi How are you????

      1. TheDagoStud says:

        If you’re the Eddie I’m thiking of you must be what, 108, 109 years old now?

        Eddie you’re a medical miracle!

  4. c-man says:

    What a joke!!!! They have no business being there. Will they find it entertaining? I say let them visit Skid Row. But have them walk without an entourage up San Julian between 6th and 7th Street and see how long they last.

  5. Amy says:

    When you visit skid row at anytime of the day or night and have tons of patrol officers, undercover officers and air support all around you…you are not getting a taste of reality hence all the taxpayer money being wasted on law enforcement to protect these 2 people would feed hundreds of homeless people. But this is how American’s think…they get a high out of believing they did something but when in fact all skid row people want is food in their stomachs! Silly Americans…lol

  6. TheDagoStud says:

    Bravo @ c-man and Amy.

  7. lon heart says:

    whats up with ie prince . guy takes a shi@ even and its in the news lol

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