Prince William, Kate Middleton End U.S. Trip on Charitable Note

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Prince William and Kate Middleton ended their whirlwind visit to the U.S. in typical fashion: Devoting time to charitable causes important to them.

Following a star-studded day of glamorous events, the royal visited L.A.'s notorious Skid Row district to spend time with impoverished children.

That wasn't all. The Duke and Duchess followed that up by filling care packages for children whose parents are serving overseas in the military.

The Duke and The Duchess

Will and Kate went to Inner City Arts, an oasis in the middle of an area rife with homelessness that provides free art classes to neighborhood kids.

The regal 29-year-olds were treated to an art class of their own, where they painted canvasses and made ceramics alongside some area children.

Later, at the Service Nation: Mission Serve event at the Sony studios in Culver City, William gave a speech at his trip's "most important" event.

"This is the last event on our tour of North America, but to my mind, it is the most important," he said. "This is because it is about men and women who - of their own freewill - choose to put their life on the line for their country."

"They are the front line of a remarkable relationship between the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada, which has safe-guarded our freedoms for a century."

"As this is my last opportunity before we leave this afternoon, I would just say, on behalf of us both, how grateful we are to have been welcomed so warmly in the Golden State and the City of Angels. Thank you so much."

The event was dedicated to helping veterans get jobs and saw the royals put together boxes of goodies with the children of servicemen and women.

Prince William and Kate Middleton also attended exclusive private reception for the launch of African conservatation charity US Patrons Circle of Tusk.

There, they mingled with Reese Witherspoon, Disney bigwig Bob Iger and others. And with that, it was off to Los Angeles International Airport.

Come back soon, you two!!!

[Photo: Fame Pictures]

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I love Kate too. I think individually and as a couple, William and Kate represent hope, promise and gratitude. With all the bad things in the news, it is refreshing to see smiling royals giving hope to their countries and us as well. It's refreshing. I miss Diana but Kate seems to be filling that void as well as smoothing unsettled waters. I also am impressed by the Queen and Prince Charles. I am sure it took great inner reflection and conscious decisions to change their thinking. Without them doing so, William and Kate would never had been. Good for all of them.

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I love Kate!