William & Kate's L.A. Visit In Pictures: Day 1

by Emily Green · July 11, 2011

Prince William, Kate Middleton [via]

Prince William and Kate Middleton are not happy with me right now since I kind of blew them off all weekend and didn't see them once before they left. Do you blame me though? I mean they're kind of a buzzkill. Maybe next time, guys. But the royal newlyweds still had plenty to keep them busy during their stay here in Los Angeles. Within a span of a few hours, they made it to a couple of events and mingled with the likes of everyone from Mayor Villaraigosa to David Beckham. Take a look at where they went, what they wore, and who they partied with in this rundown of their first day in L.A.

Never one to miss a photo op, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was all over it as the royals deplaned at LAX. Just look at his face here...

Antonio Villaraigosa, Prince William [via]

Kate Middleton, Prince William greeted by Gov. Jerry Brown and other dignitaries at LAX [via]

Antonio Villaraigosa, Anne Gust, Jerry Brown, Kate Middleton [via]

The royal newlyweds went directly from LAX to the Variety Venture Capital and New Media Summit at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Prince William, Kate Middleton [via]

Prince William, Kate Middleton [via]

Prince William, Kate Middleton [via]

Following the Variety event, the two made a quick wardrobe change and headed to the Consul General Reception at the British Consulate-General's Hancock Park residence.  Kate changed from the lavender Roksanda Illinic dress she was seen wearing deplaning the jet at LAX and at the Variety event, and slipped into a green silk DVF number. At the reception, William caught up with David Beckham whose wife would give birth later that weekend. The soccer star looked like he was sweating a bit.  We can only imagine what that conversation must have been like.

A homemade sign welcomes the Royals to Hancock Park where the couple stayed over the weekend. [via]

Kate Middleton, Prince William, Sir Nigel Sheinwald [via]

Prince William, David Beckham [via]

Nigel Lythgoe, Kate Middleton [via]