LONDON, ENGLAND (NEWS 1130) – More details have been released about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s upcoming visit to Canada.
Kensington Palace tweeted this morning that Prince William and his wife, Kate, will visit Vancouver, Victoria, Bella Bella, Haida Gwaii and Kelowna in British Columbia as well as Whitehorse and Carcross in Yukon.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) August 22, 2016
Susan Cato with HELLO! Magazine says the trip will take place between Sept. 24th and Oct. 1st. “You are going to see huge crowds coming out to greet them everywhere they go. For William and Kate as well, it’s going to be their first chance to see some of the incredible natural beauty but also to meet some of the people and indigenous groups that make up this fascinating region.”
This will be the royal couple’s second visit to Canada. Their first, following their 2011 wedding, took them to Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Charlottetown, Summerside, Yellowknife, Calgary and Slave Lake after that community was ravaged by a widespread forest fire.
The then-newlyweds drew large crowds wherever they went, including a packed Canada Day gathering on Parliament Hill.
“This is a youthful, gorgeous couple that has kind of fascinated everybody since they began courting and of course, they came to Canada as their first royal trip as a married couple and so it is very wonderful for Canada to get them back,” adds Cato.
Keith Roy with the Monarchist League of Canada says the Duke of Cambridge holds a special place in the hearts of Canadians. “He is one of our own and so to see him have the fairy tale wedding and now the adorable family with a son and daughter. To have them come here is like having a member of our own family come home and people get excited about it.”
The couple’s young children will reportedly accompany them on the tour.