Update

Prince William Jokes at Polo Match: ‘I’m Not a Good Loser’

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William

Phil Noble/Reuters/Landov

07/09/2011 AT 7:20 PM ET

Polo, anyone?

Prince William and Catherine brought their American tour to Santa Barbara on Saturday for lunch and a polo match, and got their first big celebrity welcome.

Rob Lowe, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Molly Sims, Joe Jonas, Zoe Saldana, Rosario Dawson and Billy Zane were on hand as the royal newlyweds arrived by helicopter and walked across the lawn to the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria.

“Catherine and I have had a busy few days so the prospect of being able to let loose this afternoon is wonderful for me,” William, 29, said in a brief speech.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William

Phil Noble/Reuters/Landov

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