Prince William, Duchess Catherine, Kate Middleton

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

Will & Kate Take California blog tile

They're here, they're here!

Prince William and Kate Middleton have arrived in Los Angeles!

The royal couple landed at LAX around 4 p.m., and after a good number of guards departed the plane to secure the surroundings, Southern California was graced by the elegance and grace of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince William took the lead and his stunning wife followed. (Seriously, she looked amazing. But when doesn't she?)

Kate must have done a quick wardrobe change on the plane, because she left Canada wearing a satin and wool, scarlet Marianne coat-dress by Catherine Walker but arrived in a lavender Peridot dress by Roksanda Illinic and LK Bennett nude heels, which were a lot higher than her usual pumps.

Look at her staying on top of her fashion game! She does it well.

The couple then greeted L.A. city officials, including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Gov. Jerry Brown (who did not give the duo an iPad 2. Well, not yet anyway).

And, of course, a visit to America wouldn't be complete without a bouquet of red, white and blue flowers, which was graciously given to Middleton by Brown's wife.

Their first obstacle will be the traffic of Los Angeles as they head to the Beverly Hilton to take care of some business before tonight's festivities.

Welcome to California!

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