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William and Kate take Hollywood by storm

Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 01:52

July 10 - Britain's Prince William and Kate elicit screams from fans at a Hollywood dinner to promote British film and television talent. Lindsey Parietti reports.

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Ecstatic fans erupt in screams as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take Tinseltown by storm, walking the red carpet at an event to promote British talent. Prince William, president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts that sponsored the event, plugged up-and-coming stars. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRINCE WILLIAM, SAYING: "When American and British talent get together magic happens. Let's continue the winning formula. Catherine and I have been hugely looking forward to tonight's events with this exciting cast of British and American. Thank you all so much for coming and I believe great things will result. And now, as they say: lights, camera, action." The royal couple wrapped up their Canadian and US visit in style, eclipsing Hollywood royalty at the dinner Saturday. British actor and writer, Stephen Fry: (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH ACTOR STEPHEN FRY SAYING: "I honestly believe if they brought back to life Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable and they walked up this red carpet they would get less excitement than the Cambridges and that's an extraordinary thing." William and his new wife mingled with Hollywood celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Jenifer Lopez and Barbara Streisand. Outside fans shared cell phone pictures and buzzed about shaking hands with the couple. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FANS OF THE ROYAL COUPLE DIANA DAVIS SAYING: "My parents are both British. And when my mother and father heard I was coming here I was so excited. They have been living in England and never got to meet any royals. It was just quite a thrill. It really was. The pair will end their 12-day tour of Canada and the US to return to Britain Monday. Lindsey Parietti, Reuters

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William and Kate take Hollywood by storm

Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 01:52