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Hit: A royal wedding and visit
Planning a wedding can be pretty stressful, but planning a royal wedding can only be a royal pain. The world watched closely as Prince William and Kate Middleton made arrangements for their April 29 nuptials, and -- we're not going to lie -- we loved watching it all unfold, especially the catapulting of Kate's sister Pippa Middleton to the international spotlight.
When the newly minted duke and duchess of Cambridge soon announced that they'd stop off in Los Angeles a few months after their royal wedding, Angelenos welcomed them with open arms. The official visit followed a visit to Canada and included sightseeing, a job fair, a British Academy of Film and Television Arts event, a charity polo match and a trip to Inner-City Arts in Skid Row. David and Victoria Beckham, who have become close friends with the royal couple, welcomed the newest member of their brood that weekend: baby girl Harper Seven Beckham.