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Duke and Duchess outshine Hollywood stars at glittering BAFTA gala

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Hollywood royalty have met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a glittering BAFTA dinner - and were left in their shade.

William and Kate outshone the stars of Tinsel Town who came out in support of British creative talent.


Some of the biggest names working in Los Angeles, from Tom Hanks to Barbra Streisand, were received by the world's most famous newlyweds.

The royal couple have become the toast of California after jetting into America on Friday for a whirlwind three-day visit, which comes after a successful tour of Canada.

Jennifer Lopez, Jack Black and James Gandolfini were also among the guests at the reception and black-tie banquet held at the 1920s art deco Belasco theatre in central LA.


British celebrities were represented by Stephen Fry, Cat Deeley, Piers Morgan and Gordon Ramsay. But the loudest screams on the night from the hundreds waiting against crash barriers outside the theatre came when the Duke and Duchess arrived.

Kate looked stunning in a lavender coloured dress by Alexander McQueen and a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes.

The world famous actors who would normally draw large crowds in their own right appeared to be excited at the prospect of meeting the royals.

Moulin Rouge star Nicole Kidman summed up the mood towards the Duke and Duchess when she said: "I think they are lovely, they just make you smile." "I just got off the phone to my mum and she said 'I'm so glad you're going'."

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