In celebration of the Los Angeles visit of William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, special royal tours are planned that involve local attractions such as Universal Studios and the
Some shops are stocking up on tea cups and plates with pictures of the royal couple and tourist packages are available throughout the state, with the help of the Coffee Bean (see the press release below).
CALIFORNIANS WILL TOAST THE ROYAL COUPLE’S ARRIVAL AT “CALIFORNIAROYAL-TEA” EVENTS ACROSS THE STATE ON FRIDAY, JULY 8
Cities throughout California Will Host Royal-Tea Toasts to Officially Welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Golden State
To formally welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to California and make the newlyweds feel at home during their first official visit, Californians from San Diego to the North Coast will gather on the morning of July 8th to raise their tea cups in a statewide toast, celebrating the Duke and Duchess’s arrival to the Golden State.
The California Royal-Tea events are part of the California Travel & Tourism Commission’s (CTTC) “Royal Summer” campaign that celebrates the couple’s arrival and promotes tourism throughout California. California-based coffee and tea retailer The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® will provide complimentary cups of their English Breakfast blend tea to participants toasting in more than 20 destinations throughout the state.
“We are thrilled that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be calling the Golden State home for three days, and to commemorate their visit we are encouraging all Californians to join us in honoring the tradition of British teatime by participating in a statewide ‘toast’ to welcome them,” said CTTC president and CEO Caroline Beteta. “Since ‘Three Days Isn’t Enough’ for the royal couple to experience all of California, our hope is that the Royal-Tea events will ensure that the Duke and Duchess feel welcomed by all Californians and inspire them to one day return and see everything that our great state has to offer! ”
The California Travel & Tourism Commission is a non-profit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state’s travel industry – that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. According to CTTC, travel and tourism expenditures total $95.1 billion annually in California (18 percent of which is international), support jobs for 873,000 Californians and generate $6.1 billion in state and local tax revenues. For more information about “The Royal Summer” campaign including Royal Summer travel packages, itineraries and offers, go to VisitCalifornia.com/RoyalSummer.