William & Catherine arrive in Los Angeles
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Royal couple stop traffic on arrival in Los Angeles

9 July 2011 Last updated at 06:29 BST

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Los Angeles for a whirlwind weekend trip to California.

Local media tracked the royal couple's arrival, care of the Canadian Air Force.

Their tour will take them from trade receptions and Hollywood glitz to the poverty of Skid Row.

Alistair Leithead reports.