Prince William and Princess Kate's Canada Itinerary Revealed! Where Are They Headed First?
Beginning on Sept. 24, the royal couple will spend eight days on their second official tour of the country
The royal couple is set to arrive in British Columbia for their first set of duties in Victoria on September 24, their office at Kensington Palace announced Monday.
Their eight-day tour ends in the same city on October 1.
Amid the formal occasions that always accompany a royal tour, the wildlife-loving couple will enjoy the Great Bear Rainforest, which was recently announced as protected by the local British Columbia government.
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And, further north in Yukon, they will visit Carcross – which was originally a hunting camp and received the name because caribou herds would cross the narrow land between two lakes.
If – as expected – Prince George and Princess Charlotte make the journey too (they are yet to be confirmed by the palace), the tour is likely to be structured a little like it was in New Zealand and Australia, when George stayed at a home base while the couple traveled back and forth for their various visits Down Under.
The full itinerary is as follows:
September 24: Victoria, British Columbia
September 25: Vancouver, British Columbia
September 26: Bella Bella and Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia
September 27: Kelowna, British Columbia and Whitehorse, Yukon
September 28: Whitehorse and Carcross, Yukon
September 29: Victoria, British Columbia
September 30: Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
October 1: Victoria, British Columbia
In July, it was revealed that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had invited the couple and their children to Canada.
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Then, last month, the palace confirmed that couple was ” delighted to be returning.”
The country holds fond memories for the couple, as it was where they took their first royal tour as newlyweds in July 2011.
“They are really looking forward to seeing other parts of this beautiful country and having the opportunity to meet many more Canadians along the way,” the palace added.