By OLIVER TREE, DEBBIE EMERY and REBECCA ENGLISH
Salute: William and Kate step down from the Canadian air force jet
Kate and William arrive to hysterical screaming outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel
Duchess of Cambridge steps off plane clutching red, white and blue bouquet
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge touched down in California today for a whirlwind tour of the golden state.
William and Kate flew into Los Angeles on the back of a successful tour of Canada - their first official overseas visit as a married couple.
The newly-weds have a busy schedule ahead of them in the US, which will take them from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the poverty of Skid Row.
Red, white and blue: The Duchess of Cambridge arrived with a bouquet of coloured flowers
They're here: Prince William and his wife Catherine descend from the Canadian Air force jet ahead of their tour of California
They are likely to be met with enthusiastic crowds wherever they go.
Kate, who stepped out clutching a red, white and blue bouquet, wore a lavender dress from London-based designer Roksanda.
The Prince wore a more formal blue suit.
In a bid to protect their privacy, police have enacted strict anti-trespassing measures to ensure that the city's notoriously keen paparazzi are kept at a distance.
Touch down: The Royal coule looked relaxed as they arrived under blue skies in Los Angeles
Speaking shortly ahead of their arrival, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Britain's ambassador to the US, said: 'They have had a fantastically successful trip to Canada and they will have a great welcome in California.
'They will meet a huge range of people from the governor to people working in the projects of Skid Row. They will get a good snapshot of life in this part of California.'
Meet and greet: Prince William and his new bride Catherine arrived in Los Angeles for a weekend of Hollywood glamour and Californian sun
California girl: he Duchess of Cambridge attends the UK Trade & Investment reception at the Beverly Hilton Hotel
Blooming: The Duchess of Cambridge arrives clutching her distinctive bouquet
Arrival: A Canadian Air Force jet carrying Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives in Los Angeles today
Welcome: British Ambassador to the United States, Nigel Sheinewald, greets Prince William (L) with California governor Jerry Brown standing (in background) next to Catherine
There was near hysterical screaming outside Los Angeles's historic Beverly Hilton Hotel as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived for a new media summit straight from LAX.
Wearing a lavender Peridot dress by Serbian-born designer Roksanda Illinic, Kate remained unfazed by the media frenzy surrounding her Stateside arrival with William.
The couple were met by Neil Stiles, president of the entertainment magazine group Variety who jointly sponsored the Venture Capital New Media Summit with the UK Trade and Investment to promote British technological business interests in America.
After meeting delegates from the British and American technology sectors, William and Kate then took to the stage to become a part of the summit.
Business: Variety Venture Capital & New Media Entertainment co-chair Paul Wright, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and President of Variety Neil Stiles attend Variety's Venture Capital and New Media Summit
The royal couple's final event before jetting back to the UK will see them attend a jobs fair at Sony Pictures Studio staged by Service Nation: Mission Serve.
The body is an umbrella organisation set up by the US government which brings together different service charities to support the re-integration of servicemen and women into civvy street.
Whirlwind: The couple are in LA for a brief promotional tour