Now for their next trip! Will & Kate creating Hollywood's 'hottest event ever'

Ruth Doherty



They've only just returned from their luxurious 10-day honeymoon in the Seychelles' North Island, but Kate and William are now steaming ahead with plans for their first official trip as a married couple - to Hollywood and Canada.

And the event is causing somewhat of a stir in La-La-Land.

Socialites have described it as the 'hottest event ever', with one saying: 'If you don't get invited you will have to leave town to avoid humiliation. There hasn't been excitement like this about a trip since the days of Princess Di.'

William and Kate will arrive in LA on 8 July, following their week-long tour of Canada.

A source told the Daily Mail: 'The Royal visit is the talk of Hollywood. The deal is that several stars and organisations have been asked to put forward proposals for charity events and galas.

'William and Kate will go through all the options and it will be down to them to pick what they want to do.'

The prince, who is president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has asked the organisation to propose an event. A Bafta insider said: 'We are suggesting several ideas, including a tea party, a cricket match and also a more formal gala evening to promote the British film industry.'



Old friends Sir Elton John and David Furnish are offering to host a party to introduce the Duke and Duchess to Hollywood, with an event at the luxurious Beverly Wilshire hotel.

And producer Steve Tisch, whose films include Forrest Gump, has offered to host a formal gathering at his £25 million Malibu mansion.

A source said: 'There are several proposals on the table. Before they went on their honeymoon, the couple said they would be open to spending time at Yosemite National Park. They are keen to see the famous redwood trees. There is also talk about them going to San Francisco.'

Whatever their eventual itinerary, the royal couple are expected to spend at least one night at a new £7,500-a-night presidential bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel – known as the 'Pink Palace' because of its trademark pink stucco exterior.

The 5,500 sq ft bungalow 'Number 23' is still under construction alongside a smaller 5,000 sq ft bungalow 'Number 24', which will house the couple's security staff.

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