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The paparazzi are no doubt getting ready for the royal blitz in Los Angeles on Friday. But, the LAPD is also prepared-- ready to make it a paparazzi-free experience for the newlywed couple.
The LAPD is taking steps to ensure the royals' stay in Hancock Park is a paparazzi-free experience.
Police secured no-trespassing letters from residents in the Hancock Park area near the British Consul-General's June Street residence where Prince William and his wife, Catherine, will be staying this weekend. They arrive Friday for their three-day visit.
"If they trespass on property where we have a signed trespass letter, they will be arrested immediately," LAPD spokeswoman Mitzi Fierro told the LA Times.
The keep-away orders signed by residents allow police to arrest paparazzi if they attempt to photograph the visitors while on private property.
Fierro said several tabloids seeking a good view of the couple have already made offers to Hancock Park residents. She said there were no takers.
The consul-general's residence was designed by architect Wallace Neff. Competed in 1928, the British government purchased the home in 1957.
The Royal Itinerary
A reception at the British Consul-General's residence is scheduled for Friday night.
On Saturday, the couple will attend a charity event for American Friends of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club. William will play in a polo match at the club.
A black-tie dinner at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. William is president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which will host the event.
On Sunday morning, it's breakfast with American patrons of Tusk Trust, an African conservation charity.
Later Sunday, they will travel to Skid Row to visit the Inner-City Arts school, a nonprofit academy that provides free classes in visual and performing arts to children from poor neighborhoods. At the school, the duke and duchess will join grade-school students in painting and working with ceramics and will watch a performance by teenage dancers.
Then, they will attend a job fair for veterans at Sony Studios in Culver City before leaving Sunday night.