Will and Kate are Coming to America

Prince William and Kate Middleton are easily the hottest ticket in North America right now as their nine-day tour of Canada begins to wrap up and the royal couple set their sights on a long weekend in California.

William will play in a charity-fundraising polo match at a Santa Barbara club Saturday and later the two will be guests of honor at a British Academy of Film and Television Arts dinner in Los Angeles.

"I've had a lot of personal people call and be my best friend," said Nigel Lythgoe, chairman of the academy's Los Angeles chapter. "I've had to explain how it works, there's no tickets."

On Sunday, the royal couple is expected to attend an event for the conservation of African wildlife, visit an inner-city arts program and then a job fair.

Every A-list star is hoping to get a golden ticket to one of two receptions celebrating William and Kate's arrival so they can meet the duke and duchess. Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman and Tom Hanks are reportedly among the Hollywood elite invited to the celebrations for William and Kate.

"L.A. won't know what hit when the duke and duchess of Cambridge arrive," said Katie Nicholl, an ABC News contributor and author of "The Making of a Royal Romance."

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