Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit B.C. and Yukon this fall

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Catherine, will be visiting British Columbia and the Yukon this fall.

This will be the Royal couple’s second visit to Canada. Their first Royal Tour was conducted in late June and early July 2011, when they visited Ontario, Montréal, Québec, Charlottetown, Summerside, Yellowknife, Slave Lake and Calgary.

The itinerary of the 2016 Royal Tour has not yet been announced by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

“Once again, Sharon and I will be delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada,” said His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, in a release. “Their Royal Tour will take them to the beautiful province of British Columbia and the scenic territory of Yukon. Our true Canadian pride and spirit will shine and be at the very heart of this visit so they can feel at home.”

In a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is delighted by the announcement of the upcoming Royal visit and hopes it will showcase some of Canada’s finest natural beauty.

“This Royal Tour, the second undertaken by Their Royal Highnesses to Canada, also presents a unique opportunity for Canadians of all backgrounds to meet with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and learn more about our heritage, traditions, and institutions,” said Trudeau.

“Our government looks forward to providing Canadians with further details closer to the beginning of the Royal Tour.”

More details to come.

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