Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, wowed Hollywood A-listers at a star-studded dinner. Then they completed their weekend with giving a helping hand at two charities. Prince William even found time to win a polo match.
William and Kate visited Skid Row and then went on to attend a US charity jobs fair for ex-service personnel. There, Prince William joked about the flying skills of his brother, Prince Harry.
Announcing a partnership with a US charity and the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, he said: “Catherine and I both have friends back home who could benefit from a brilliant initiative like this. I am delighted, therefore, that our foundation – and in that I include my low-flying Apache, very average brother – as a partner in today’s event. We have much to learn from you.”
The Duke and Duchess helped pack care packages for children with parents serving abroad before wrapping up their 12-day Canadian and US tour yesterday (July10).
They met children participating in free visual and performing arts to poor children, before watching a show put on by the children. William and Kate left their handprints in clay as a memento.
The couple have been praised as the down to earth face of the British monarchy and Kate went on to underline that further as she tried her hand and drawing with the children. She joked that she was not sure if her painting looked more like a snail or a tortoise.
Sunday’s events were in sharp contrast to the full Hollywood treatment William and Kate got at a star-studded dinner in downtown Los Angeles to which they were invited because Prince William is the president of the British Academy of Film and Television.
Prince William showed he has a good line in jokes at the dinner too, joking, “I would like to thank Colin Firth for my perfect opening line – I have a voice.” The reference (as if you didn’t know it) was to the Oscar-winning British historical drama “The King’s Speech,” in which Firth depicted William’s great-grandfather’s struggle with a stammer.
As William said, “When American and British creative talent gets together, magic happens.”
The Prince’s last duty in the US was to play in a charity polo match for which players had paid thousands of dollars each to participate. The prince’s team won the match, 5-2, with Prince William personally scoring four of the goals.