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LA ups security in advance of Prince William, Kate visit

July 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Preparations are being made to ensure the paparazzi don't harass Prince William and Kate and residents during the royal couple's visit to Los Angeles.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be staying at the home of the British Consul General in Hancock Park.

The Los Angeles Police Department has taken steps to keep paparazzi and other trespassers from trampling the gardens and lawns of adjacent homes. Neighbors have signed no-trespass authorizations for the LAPD.

"They draw a tremendous amount of interest," said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. "We want to make sure that interest is satisfied as best we can that it doesn't violate other people's property and rights."

It's not the first time British royals have stayed in Hancock Park. Prince Charles and Princess Margaret have been there.

Prince William and Kate will be in California in just a few days. The royal couple is currently on the sixth day of a nine-day tour of Canada.

They were welcomed Tuesday to the Northwest Territories with a traditional drumming performance.

The Dene tribe performed with Native Canadian drums, marking the royal couple's most northerly stop of their Canadian tour.

Kate wore an ivory, knee-length dress cinched at the waist, and William wore a dark suit. They arrived at the Somba K'e Civic Plaza in Yellowknife, the sparsely populated capital, to a crowd of thousands cheering.

Later in the day, Prince William participated in street hockey game. He was given three unobstructed shots but was unable to land the puck in the net.

This trip is the couple's first official overseas journey since their April 29 wedding. It's going to be Kate's first trip to the United States.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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