It was recently announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be going on their second Royal Tour of Canada, this time making stops on the West Coast. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invited the entire Cambridge family to the country via a formal invitation sent to Kensington Palace.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, said: “Sharon and I will be delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada.
“Their Royal Tour will take them to the beautiful province of British Columbia and the scenic territory of Yukon. Once again, our true Canadian pride and spirit will shine and be at the very heart of this visit so they can feel at home.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit British Columbia and Yukon, Canada from 24 September to 1 October 2016. Although no official announcement has been made, it’s possible that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte will join their parents on the tour. It will be the first overseas visit for Princess Charlotte. Prince George’s first overseas visit happened in 2014 when he and his parents visited New Zealand and Australia. If Prince George and Princess Charlotte do join their parents, they will only be present for some of the events, given their young age.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first visited Canada as a couple in 2011 shortly after their wedding. A Kensington Palace spokesperson said in a statement:
“The Duke and Duchess are delighted to be returning to Canada. They hold very happy memories from their visit in 2011 – their first overseas tour as a married couple.
“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.”
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
Our Assistant Editor, Jamie Samhan will be covering the events live, so stay tuned to Royal Central for all the latest updates!