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Kate Middleton gives Prince William an LA kiss (PHOTOS and VIDEO)

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Kate was so proud of her husband's team winning the polo challenge that she kissed him on stage, which is rare to see from the private newlyweds. Meanwhile, Will's teammate and fellow champion, Santi Trotz, teased the couple by sticking out his tongue.

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Hans Gutknecht - Pool

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and the former Kate Middleton, wrapped up their 12-day North American visit in Los Angeles, California where they rubbed elbows with celebrities and wrapped their arms around the inner city youth, taking in a full range of life in California.

It was an special visit for the royal newlyweds because the long weekend marked Kate's first trip to the United States and Will's first as a married man.

They were given the royal treatment in more ways than one. The couple focused on British interests in the United States by attending the UK Trade & Investment reception at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday July 8, 2011.

On the same day, Kate and Will were given another taste of home when they attended a private reception at the British Consul-General's estate in Los Angeles.

Saturday, July 9, 2011, was the day of Will's charity polo challenge at the Santa Barbara Racquet and Polo Club. Attendees paid $4,000 for a luncheon and then they watched Will score four goals in a polo match, according to USA Today.

The challenge, sponsored by Tiffany & Co., was won by the prince's team. Luckily, Kate was the award presenter because she not only awarded Will with a Tiffany & Co. gift, but also a big kiss on stage.

The celebrations continued for the newlyweds that night when they received the full Hollywood treatment at the 2011 the British Academy of Film and Television Arts "Brits to Watch" event in Los Angeles. There, they mingled with celebrities Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Garner and other A-list stars.

Kate and Will spent their last day on their jam-packed, 12-day trip to North America at the Inner City Arts center in Los Angeles where they painted pictures with the students and memorialized the day by imprinting their hands into clay during a ceramics class. The royal couple also helped at Mission Serve, a program that aids military families and children.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed back to Britain where they went to their home in Wales for some private rest and relaxation after a very busy and very public trip across the pond.

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    Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, were welcomed at LAX airport on July 8, 2011 by California governor Jerry Brown. The California governor's wife, Anne Gust, presented Kate with red, white and blue flowers at the airport.

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    Kevork Djansezian

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    Kate and Will listened in on the UK Trade & Investment and Variety's Venture Capital and New Media Summit reception at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 8, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.

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    Lionel Hahn - WPA Pool

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    British ambassador to the United States, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, addressed the audience during a private reception for Kate and Will at the British Consul-General's home in Los Angeles on July 8, 2011.

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    Chris Pizzello - Pool

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    Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, arrived at the Santa Barbara Racquet and Polo Club for a polo challenge benefiting the American Friends of the Foundation for Prince William and Prince Harry in Santa Barbara, California on July 9, 2011.

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    Chris Jackson

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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, presented the trophy and prize from Tiffany & Co. to her husband, Prince William, after his team won the polo challenge at the Santa Barbara Racquet and Polo Club on July 9, 2011. The event raised money for Prince William and Prince Harry's charity that supports disadvantaged children and military families.

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    Chris Jackson

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    Kate was so proud of her husband's team winning the polo challenge that she kissed him on stage, which is rare to see from the private newlyweds. Meanwhile, Will's teammate and fellow champion, Santi Trotz, teased the couple by sticking out his tongue.

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    Hans Gutknecht - Pool

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    Kate and Will got the Hollywood treatment at the 2011 BAFTA Brits to Watch Even at the Belasco Theatre on July 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, where the couple socialized with many American stars.

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    Mark Large - Pool

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    Kate Middleton is speaking with Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, in this picture taken at the 2011 BAFTA Brits to Watch Event at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, California on July 9, 2011. Nicole Kidman is speaking to Prince William and behind her is Jennifer Garner.

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    Matt Baron - Pool

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    Kate and Will spoke with Jennifer Lopez and her mother at the 2011 BAFTA Brits to Watch Event at the Belasco Theatre on July 9, 2011.

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    Mark Large - Pool

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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, painted a picture with her husband, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, at the Inner City Arts campus in Los Angeles, California on July 10, 2011.

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    Alex Gallardo - Pool

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    Kate laughed at Prince William's comment about her painting during their visit to the Inner City Arts campus on July 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. This was the couple's last day of their 12-day North America visit.

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    John Stillwell - Pool

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    Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, made clay imprints of their hands during a ceramics class at the Inner City Arts center on July 10, 2011.

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    Mike Nelson - Pool

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    Prince William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, helped at the Mission Serve: Hiring Our Heroes event in Culver City, California on Sunday, July 10, 2011, which was their last day on their tour of North America.

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    Mario Anzuoni - Pool

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    Kate and Will said goodbye to North America as they boarded a scheduled service British Airways plane at LAX Airport heading back to Britain on July 10, 2011. This ended their 12-day trip through Canada and California.

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    Chris Jackson