Wills-Kate to set off on tour of Canada and California
The authorities announced on Monday that Prince Williams and his bride will be on a tour of almost whole of Canada and Southern California.
The royal couple will start their tour on June 30.
The royal tour
The Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, while unveiling the tour plan of the couple said, “Canadians hold The duke and Duchess of Cambridge in very high esteem and look forward to welcoming them as they embark on their first official Royal tour as newlyweds."
The Prime Minister, while welcoming the royal couple said, “The couple’s decision to visit Canada first is a testament to our country’s close relationship with the Crown and Royal Family, and an opportunity for all Canadians to take pride in our traditions, history and institutions.”
The royal couple will explore almost every part of Canada. The first stop of the tour will be at Ottawa, from where the couple will head for Montreal.
The other cities to be covered under the tour are Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, North-western parts of Yellowknife and the town of Calgary in Alberta.
The visit to Calgary coincides with the Calgary Stampede, a renowned rodeo event.
First visit of the Duchess
This will be the first visit of Kate, while her husband had been to Canada two times earlier also.
The first visit was in 1998, when Prince Charles took his sons on a ski vacation at Whistler, B.C.
Earlier too, Prince Williams had accompanied his parents when they were on an official tour of Ontario in 1991.
The complete details of the present tour will be released only at the time of the arrival of the royal couple.
The cost of the tour will also not be made public, till the departure of the newlyweds.
The couple will have a stop at L.A. and the neighboring areas from July 8 to 10.