The Royals are coming! So is Carmageddon!

July 7, 2011

The Royal Couple is coming to Southern California. The 405 is going to be closed for 53 hours. Is there one of those two things you didn’t know?

Okay, so we’ve ┬áheard a lot about both! EVERYDAY right? But, what about the reporters tasked with covering these stories? I, for one, am loving it! I know more about the 10-mile stretch of the 405 to be closed this month than ever before. And, I’ve driven that stretch from the 101 to the 10 for years!

Now, I’m starting to discover all that’s gone into preparing for the visit of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Its a big job hosting the future king and his bride. The security for the Duke and Duchess, the preparations, the meals, the tents, the big polo game in Santa Barbara County and on and on.

Over the next few days as I cover the story for FOX 11 I’ll share some of my experiences with you. And, your thoughts are welcome in the comment section.

This week already I’ve been on an Argentinian thoroughbred mare, sat in the $4000 VIP seats, walked on what will be the Royal Field and met with some pretty amazing people that will be in the royal matchup at The Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club.

And, at least one of the Prince’s opponents told me he has no plans to rollover for his royal highness so he can win! Nope! When the game begins its all competition all the time!

Should be fun! See you tonight on FOX 11 News!


About Hal Eisner

Hal Eisner is a reporter at FOX 11 News in Los Angeles

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