Will and Kate boarded a British Airways commercial flight in Los Angeles Sunday bound for their London home, but not before taking the city of Los Angeles, and North America by storm.
It was the duchess herself who made the most news in the trip's final hours, issuing her first public words of the couple's three-day stop in California.
"Really enjoyed it, thank you," Kate said in impromptu remarks to a reporter asking how she liked her first trip to the U.S. as the couple greeted fans staked outside the British consul's residence in the city's Hancock Park neighborhood where they stayed.
The minor tremor those few words sparked in even the media capital of the world show just how much the American public, and even Hollywood's most A-list stars, could not get enough of Prince William and his bride, who handled the public attention in a sort of trial-by-fire.
"I know inside she is nervous," Arthur Edwards, royal photographer for the U.K.'s Daily Sun told ABC News. "But it doesn't show, and that's what's important. She looks confident."