Prince William and his new bride, Catherine, are in Los Angeles for a whirlwind three-day tour crammed with events - and stars. Oh, the stars!
Their own stars are so bright they could well outshine even Hollywood's biggest, observes CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.
" 'A-list' actors are clamoring for invites to these events," says US Weekly News Editor Natalie Thomas, "to meet royalty, to get a chance to say 'hello' to William and Kate. This is a big deal for everyone, and you see even the highest level of stars really wanting a piece of it."
William and Kate flew into Los Angeles from Canada Friday. When the newly-minted Duchess of Cambridge arrived, it marked her first visit to the United States.
They were greeted by Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown and the Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. They were then were whisked off to the heart of Hollywood.
The royal couple got right down to business, meeting with British and American entrepreneurs at a technology summit at the Beverly Hilton. Then, it was over to a reception at the British consul general's home, where they're staying while in town.
L.A., no stranger to celebrities, "seems royally star struck," Tracy says.
But, says Tracy, the real fun begins Saturday when William saddles up for a charity polo match in Santa Barbara that's expected to raise $4 million dollars - and the royal family's reputation.
"Already," says Paddy Harverson, communications secretary for William and Kate, "it's gone fantastically well, as you can see from the footage and from the pictures. I think they're loving it. I knew they were very excited when they left."
Tonight, the glitz and glam factor goes way up, when the duke and duchess headline an event honoring the British film industry in L.A.. American stars such as Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman and Barbara Streisand are expected to be there.
But, says CBS New Royal Contributor Victoria Arbiter, as much as celebrity-studded L.A. is taken with the royals, the royals themselves aren't all that taken with celebrities. Arbiter discussed their Southern California jaunt with "Early Show on Saturday Morning" co-anchor Russ Mitchell. Among the topics: William's little-known prowess at polo and, of course, Kate's fashion picks:}