The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Catherine, are set to visit B.C. and the Yukon this fall.
It will be their second royal visit to Canada, and their first visit since the birth of their children George and Charlotte. No word yet on whether or not the children will accompany them.
Their first Royal Tour took place in 2011, when they visited the Ottawa–Gatineau region, Montréal, Québec City , Charlottetown, Summerside, Yellowknife, Slave Lake and Calgary, where they took part in the Calgary Stampede.
Today the royal couple tweeted some photos of that visit, saying they had happy memories of their first overseas tour as a married couple.
TRH hold very happy memories from their last visit to Canada in 2011 - their first overseas tour as a married couple pic.twitter.com/5snXeRfSv2— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 27, 2016
The Duke and Duchess look forward to exploring more of Canada, from British Columbia to the territory of Yukon, when they return this Autumn— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 27, 2016
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Canada this autumn at the invitation of the Canadian Government”
“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, and that the visit “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.”
Premier Christy Clark is hoping the royals take in some of B.C.’s beautiful scenery, saying: “They often love to take in the majesty of our natural world here, so my hope is they could visit perhaps the Great Bear Rainforest…It’s seven per cent of the province, the largest coastal temperate rain forest left in the world.”