Details of Prince William, Kate Middleton's Trip to Los Angeles
"The couple view this as a working visit, not as an opportunity for them to meet celebrities,"says an insider.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are set to spend two days in Los Angeles in July after a visit through Canada.
Although it has been reported they will be hosted by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (who recently separated from his wife Maria Shriver as reports surfaced that he'd fathered a child with a longtime member of the household staff), a palace insider has told People.com that they will instead eschew boldfaced names. PHOTOS: What Kate Middleton and famous guests wore to the wedding
"The couple view this as a working visit, not as an opportunity for them to meet celebrities," the palace source says. They plan to promote the U.K. through "the prism of their own interests." PHOTOS: Kate Middleton and Prince William say "I Do"
The newlyweds -- who also appear on the new issue of Vanity Fair in a never-before-seen engagement photo shot by Mario Testino -- will spend 11 days in Canada. Plans include watching a cattle stampede in Calgary. PHOTOS: Famous royal weddings
The full schedule of their first royal visit (and Middleton's first visit to the United States) will be released in June, however the below itinerary was handed out over Memorial Day weekend:
June 30-July 2: The National Capital Region (Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec)
July 2: Montreal
July 3: Quebec City
July 3-4: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
July 4: Summerside, Prince Edward Island
July 4-6: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
July 6-8: Calgary, Alberta
Middleton is expected to make 40 outfit changes throughout the visit, but an aide says, "They want to keep their entourage to a minimum." PHOTOS: The 9 wackiest wedding celebrations
Explains royal writer Judy Wade, "Kate is aware of the recession and cutbacks that people are facing, and will not want to be seen to be extravagant, but she is realizing that you cannot be in the public eye and be a fully-fledged royal without help with a dresser or someone like that."
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