William and Kate touch down in Los Angeles today for a whirlwind weekend visit following their tour across Canada.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are scheduled to arrive this afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport, where they will be greeted by California Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife Anne Gust and British Ambassador Sir Nigel Elton Sheinwald.
The couple's itinerary calls for them to hit the ground running. The first item on their agenda is an evening business event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel supporting U.K. trade and investment.
Later they will shake hands with California politicians and other high-profile figures at a reception hosted by British Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay at her Hancock Park residence.
The royal visit, however, is seen as a working visit, not as a time to mix with celebrities.
"The palace is really playing down any big introductions to A-list stars," ABC News royal correspondent Katie Nicholl said on "Good Morning America." "These tours are fun but hard work. It's really about forging ties between America and Great Britain."
The closest brush the newlyweds will have with Hollywood royalty will come Saturday night at a red carpet, black-tie British Academy of Film and Television Arts dinner at L.A.'s Belasco Theatre.