Thursday, 28 July 2016

William and Kate return to Canada

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their first tour of Canada in 2011 - they will return this autumn
(photo credit: tsaiproject via Flickr)

After weeks of speculation, the confirmation. Kensington Palace had announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will return to Canada this autumn for a tour of the country that welcomed them on their first official overseas visit following their marriage. Now the big question is - will George and Charlotte go too?

When Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, invited the royals back earlier this year the welcome was for all four of them. George took part in his parents' tour of Australian and New Zealand in 2014 at the age of nine months but a lot has changed between then and now and taking two small children on any kind of trip is always very hard work. George also has preschool so whether a half term tour is a possibility remains to be seen.

The official tweets confirming that the visit would go ahead said that William and Kate are looking forward to exploring more of Canada from British Columbia to the territory of Yukon. But if you want anything more specific than that, you're going to have to wait. The dates and itinerary won't be announced for several weeks.

The Governor General of Canada also made an announcement, saying he was looking forward to welcoming the couple back to the country and confirming that British Columbia and Yukon were lined up for royal visits.  David Johnson and his wife, Sharon, welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada from June 30th to July 8th 2011 on their first tour.


As the royal summer takes hold and the number of official engagements starts to decline, thoughts turn to the autumn months, And it's clear that there's one big event everyone will be looking forward to this time round as William and Kate return to Canada.

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