Kate Middleton and Prince William - nicknamed Widdleton by E! - touched down in Los Angeles at about 4 p.m. PST to begin their first visit as a married couple to the U.S.

The couple delayed a few minutes before disembarking the plane, and went through a brief receiving line (which included the mayor of Los Angeles) before being whisked away in a black Range Rover.

Kate wore a pale blue, capped sleeve sheath dress and stilletto heels - a departure from her usual choice of modest pumps.

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