Royal Couple To See Both Sides Of LA, From Highfalutin To High Poverty, In Skid Row Visit

Prince William and Catherine’s visit to the U.S. will fittingly include a match of the “sport of kings” at a Santa Barbara polo ground and an evening of hobnobbing with Hollywood’s version of royalty, but the couple will also make a stop in Los Angeles’ most plebian neighborhood — Skid Row.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting Inner-City Arts, a nonprofit academy that gives children from poverty-stricken neighborhoods free classes in visual and performing arts.

“This is what’s going on outside their castle. They’re going to get a taste of what life is like for us,” says Jessica Cornejo, a 19-year-old member of a dance troupe that will be performing for the couple during their Sunday visit. “It’s the best way to end that royal trip.”

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