Kate Middleton, Britain's darling, met America's sweetheart Reese Witherspoon in Beverly Hills this Sunday at a reception to mark the launch of Tusk Trust's U.S. Patron's Circle.

Kate Middleton, ever mindful of sending a message of austerity during a tough time for the global economy, wore an off-the-rack crochet blouse and pleated skirt from Whistles, an upper-midmarket UK chain.

Reese Witherspoon, also a newlywed, wore a tomato colored mini shift dress with a ruffled neckline.

The Royal Couple left Los Angeles this [Monday] morning to return home after  whirlwind North American tour.