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William and Kate --

Super Duper Protected

in L.A.!

7/5/2011 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Prince William and new wife Kate Middleton don't need to worry about bringing protection with them when they come to Los Angeles ... because TMZ has learned the Americans have their back ... big time!

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Here's the breakdown -- law enforcement sources tell TMZ the lead agency will be the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, which falls under the State Department. According to their website, "In the United States, the Bureau protects the Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and foreign dignitaries below the head-of-state level who visit the United States."

On the local side, we're told the LAPD Elite Metro division will be working to not only keep the Royals safe, but on making sure crowds (including the paparazzi) behave. As TMZ first reported, cops in L.A. plan on cracking down hard on the paps during William and Kate's stay.

There will also be private security, plainclothes cops and CHP officers to help usher the Royals around town. 

The only cops that won't be protecting the Royals ... are Ponch and Jon.


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joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Okay TMZ - you have your work cut out for you!

1205 days ago
2.

CarneyIsGod    

I hope the plain clothed cops don't jump on one of them and then get called a douchebag.

1205 days ago
3.

Evan Benz    

This is a really weird couple.
They put their wedding on television, then they think every one wants to kill them or something.

I bet you, if you spend the night at their house, they have really noisy sex and then the next morning ask you " How you slept ? "

1204 days ago
4.

cheekiey    

Waisting more money that is not there's.. They r so gross and wrong in so many ways

1204 days ago
5.

casting couch    

Photoshop disaster, TMZ.

1204 days ago
6.

Superman    

Yeah, right. They are going in the heart of Crazyland and "Americans have their back"? But, on the plus side, LA is more accustomed than most places to having rich, famous people wandering about town. But, I got to say...hey "royals", way to get the real feel of America behind your ivory tower!

1204 days ago
7.

some guy    

@Will


You should try this pomegranate juice I wrote about earlier. Think it could really help. Tastes good, too

1204 days ago
8.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Good thing they did not bring that man-faced freaky looking Pippa with them or TMZ would be overzealous with their mancrush.

1204 days ago
9.

TMZgossip    

this should be a job for HumpMeDumpMe Herzog and the bodyguardgroup

1204 days ago
10.

some guy    

You Muggles have no idea how to protect royalty.


With a wave of me wand I'll make all the bad guys disappear.

1204 days ago
11.

Naomi    

What a joke they should not have protection like that, American's don't even get that much protection. If i ever seen them or the queen i would just be like your on my grounds get the f away. I have not respect for them at all, they are nothing here but normal people.

1204 days ago
12.

Observer...ICU    

I guess I am at a loss here. What is the fascination with these two? Why should anyone care that they are here? Are they here to eliminate or reduce the national debt, create jobs for the unemployed or give each household a barrel of oil? I highly doubt it....they are just tourist.

1204 days ago
13.

watcher 1    

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE. ARE YOU SO JADED THAT IF SOMEONE IS NOT A PORN STAR OR FILTHY RICH ATHLETE OR MOVIE STAR IS SCREWING AROUND ON HIS WIFE OR ACCUSED OF RAPE, YOU DON'T CARE?!!!!! AND YES, I'AM PRETTY DARN SURE THAT THE ROYALS HAVE THEIR INDISCRETIONS TOO, BUT WE HAVEN'T HEARD ANY ABOUT THESE TWO YET, SO GIVE THEM A CHANCE. DON'T THEY DESERVE A LITTLE RESPECT UNTIL YOU LEARN DIFFERENT. I MEAN, YOUR OWN GOVERNOR WAS DOING THE MAID IN HIS MARITAL BED AND FATHERED A CHILD THAT HE IS RUBBING UNDER THE NOSE OF HIS SOON TO BE EX WIFE AND I BET YOU WOULD ALL RUN TO HIS NEXT MOVIE CLAMOURING FOR AN AUTOGRAPH. YOU PEOPLE ARE PATHETIC. GO GET A PIC OF THAT WHORE KIM K AND HER FAMILY. THAT IS THE MENTALITY THAT IS SHOWN HERE. FOR GOD SAKE, SHOW SOME CLASS, OR DO ANY OF YOU EVEN KNOW HOW!

1204 days ago
14.

File that lawsuit, I am Lindsay Lohan!    

aww, I love this Photoshop, I think is funny especially the cop with the megaphone. I think is great that Americans don't want what happened to Princess Diana to happen to them. She (Diana, Princess of Wales) was a great lost to the world.

1204 days ago
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Observer...ICU    

@watcher1
Why are your britches all in a bundle about people who don't know you, don't care about you and more than likely will have you arrested if you tried to get within 20 feet of them? They are here as tourist....big frickin deal. People tour this country everyday and yes the royals are just people too. This is just as important as Arnold's mistress ordering pizza.

Speaking strictly for myself, I could care less about Kim K. I don't see why people are so fascinated with her either.

1204 days ago
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