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Old 02-16-2011, 11:21 AM
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Tour of Canada - June 30-July 8, 2011

Clarence House confirmed it on Twitter

from the site of Canadian Governor
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Royal Tour Announcement

February 16, 2011
His Royal Highness Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton to Undertake a Royal Tour of Canada

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, is pleased to announce that His Royal Highness Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton have accepted the invitation to undertake a Royal Tour of Canada, extended to them on behalf of the Government of Canada.

The Royal Tour by Prince William and Miss Middleton will include Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and the National Capital Region. The tour will take place from June 30 to July 8, 2011.

The Royal Tour will be coordinated by Mr. Kevin MacLeod, C.V.O., C.D., Canadian Secretary to The Queen. A detailed itinerary will be published at a later date by the Department of Canadian Heritage.


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Old 02-16-2011, 11:32 AM
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Clarence House confirmed it on Twitter

from the site of Canadian Governor
In the 8-9 days they are in Canada, W&C will probably undertake a fair few public engagements. Talk about a gentle introduction to royal duties for Catherine!!
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:37 AM
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looks like they won't be in my part of the east coast :(
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:40 AM
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Looks like the closest they'll be to me is Prince Edward Island, which is a few hours' drive. To see them, I'd make the trip. I think that Canada's a good choice for a first trip as a married couple because we're only five hours' flight away, which is fairly close in international terms. Our Parliament buildings look like the ones in London, too. They might feel more at home there than in buildings that look completely different. I'm confident that they'll get a very warm--and polite--welcome.


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Old 02-16-2011, 11:45 AM
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Looks like the closest they'll be to me is Prince Edward Island, which is a few hours' drive. To see them, I'd make the trip. I think that Canada's a good choice for a first trip as a married couple because we're only five hours' flight away, which is fairly close in international terms. Our Parliament buildings look like the ones in London, too. They might feel more at home there than in buildings that look completely different. I'm confident that they'll get a very warm--and polite--welcome.
I agree that Canada is a good choice for the first tour for William and Catherine as a married couple. After all, they are the future King and Queen of Canada, and it is important they start to build linkages for themselves directly with the people and organisations.
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Personally, I don't like the first trip abroad being to Canada. A tour of the UK would have been nicer.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:25 PM
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Personally, I don't like the first trip abroad being to Canada. A tour of the UK would have been nicer.
I am sure they will undertake a number of engagements around the country in the first year, though I doubt a specific "trip around the UK" will be organised. These engagements will need to be balanced with William's commitments at the SAR.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:11 PM
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I'm sure they will, but I would prefer it if they did trips in their own country, before going abroad.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:23 PM
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I'm sure they will, but I would prefer it if they did trips in their own country, before going abroad.
In time, they will the King and Queen of Canada, just as they will be King and Queen of the UK, so I guess Canada is just as much "their own country". The wedding will be in the UK, and they will be doing a number of engagements in the UK as well, so I don't necessarily feel the UK is being neglected.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:23 PM
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no Vancouver? I'm so let down.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:41 PM
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oh lala they're coming to Quebec (somewhere in the province) and to Ottawa - so I might be able to see them twice. oh lala
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In time, they will the King and Queen of Canada, just as they will be King and Queen of the UK, so I guess Canada is just as much "their own country". The wedding will be in the UK, and they will be doing a number of engagements in the UK as well, so I don't necessarily feel the UK is being neglected.
In time.
At the moment, they live here, the wedding is here and they haven't been out of the London area much.
They're popping up to St Andrews for the simple reason, they went to University there.
What about the rest of the country? Even when married they will spend the majority of their time here, they will do the most engagements here.
It would be nice, IMO, if they visited this country before visiting the commonwealth realms.
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SKYNEWS just announced Canada was choose among several countries who offered to the couple to be their first trip abroad. They dont specified which countries it was. On another point, I have always heard regarding the royal families of all countries that they consider that the trip abroad permitted the new royal person to learn more and in a more relax way than when at "home". It's less stress
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:45 PM
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"Hello" article about the first trip of William & Kate as a married couple.

Prince William and Kate Middleton to travel to Canada on first official overseas tour - hellomagazine.com
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:56 PM
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"Hello" article about the first trip of William & Kate as a married couple.

Prince William and Kate Middleton to travel to Canada on first official overseas tour - hellomagazine.com
Excited for the fashion and jewels :) when the article called Kate is wife I had to stop for a second- it's surreal to realize by then they'll be married! Happy day!
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SKYNEWS just announced Canada was choose among several countries who offered to the couple to be their first trip abroad. They dont specified which countries it was. On another point, I have always heard regarding the royal families of all countries that they consider that the trip abroad permitted the new royal person to learn more and in a more relax way than when at "home". It's less stress
Indeed I actually thought it was almost standard practice in a sense, royal couple get married & fairly shortly after wedding have an official visit to one of the Commonwealth countries (usually one of the major ones). I don't see it as a diss on the UK, or any other commonwealth countries that aren't Canada, it's just what's done in most cases after a royal wedding & actually rather nice to sort of spread the (hopefully) feeling of goodwill towards the RF resulting from the wedding to parts of the commonwealth & make them feel involved etc. Plus since this is a big organisational issue & thus needs to be announced & planned far in advance & what have you, who knows what else they may do in the UK itself between the wedding & going to Canada, as anything in the UK would need much less time to announce & plan etc. They could potentially do all sorts before heading off to Canada so wouldn't be neglecting home anyway.

Who knows, we'll have to wait & see. Personally I'm from the UK & I'm excited for the Canada trip, I don't see it as a diss to the UK at all!
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I read they are going to Quebec (don't know which city though). I'm just wondering how people will receive them. Last time Charles and Camilla went there, their visit barely generated any interest, not a lot of people came to see them and both Republicans and Separatists showed up. I already kind of feel sorry for William and Kate.
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:22 AM
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William and Kate have been confirmed to be in Prince Edward Island on July 3 and 4.
P.E.I. to welcome William and Kate - Local - News - The Guardian

They may also be in Calgary for the Stampede, which starts July 8.
Royal newlyweds to visit Alberta
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:03 AM
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Canada offered to have them visit? Who pays for the trip? Security?
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