William and Kate are coming to Canada


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WilliamAndKateNow if you ask, “William and Kate who?” I know exactly where you were on April 29, 2011 and it wasn’t with a billion other people on the planet glued to the “tele” watching the royal nuptials.

The world’s most famous newlyweds are going to make their first foray abroad since taking the plunge. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have apparently decided that our quaint little colony is a good place to start to see how things are doing in the New World. A tentative itinerary shows:

Ottawa region: June 30 to July 2

One of the tour’s highlights will be the royal couple’s appearance at Canada Day celebrations in the Ottawa on July 1.

Montreal on July 2

Quebec City on July 3

Charlottetown, P.E.I., from July 3 to July 4

According to reports, the duchess is a fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s book Anne of Green Gables, which is set in Prince Edward Island, and so she may visit those sites while William, a search and rescue pilot, takes a Coast Guard helicopter out.

Summerside, P.E.I. on July 4

Yellowknife, N.W.T., from July 4 to July 6

Calgary from July 6 to July 8

The visit to Alberta, during their final leg, also coincides with the opening of the city’s world-famous rodeo event, the Calgary Stampede – an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival dubbed the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”.

From my research, they will be flying to Los Angeles on July 8 to do a little visiting in the good ol’ U.S. of A. Apparently their entire trip is just two weeks so they won’t be dawdling in the States. By the way, People Magazine zeroed on an interesting detail of the trip. Kate is supposedly bringing 40 different outfit changes. Well, that’s what you get when you’re in the public eye; heavens forbid you’re seen wearing the same thing twice! Nobody cares about me so I get away with fashion murder. Ha!

(Winnipeg Free Press, Toronto Star, The Telegraph, People)


Wikipedia: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (William Arthur Philip Louis; born 21 June 1982) is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and third eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.[2] He is second in the line of succession, behind his father, to the thrones of sixteen independent sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. Consequently, he is also second in line, again behind his father, to the position of Head of the Commonwealth (figurehead of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations) and, in England only, Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

Wikipedia: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton on 9 January 1982; popularly known as “Kate”) is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. William is second in line to the thrones of the sixteen Commonwealth realms, and if he becomes king, she would become queen consort.

For those of you who are Royal Watchers, here are a few links to previous articles about the Royal couple including some videos to make you smile and/or chuckle.

The Royal Wedding Goes Viral (video) – Apr 18/2011

The Royal Wedding: the guests, the dress, the tweets – Apr 23/2011

After the Royal Wedding, royal married life. Where’s the ketchup? – May 1/2011

Click HERE to read more from William Belle

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