Kate and Wills to tour Canada in first official visit!
This just in: The brand new issue of Hello UK is reporting that the first port of call for the newly married Prince William and Princess Catherine (apparently that’s what we’re supposed to call her once the wedding’s over) is none other than… Canada!
Yep, turns out that when the royal engagement was announced, PM Stephen Harper extended an official invitation, and the palace has accepted.
The tour, which is planned for this summer, just six weeks after the couple return from their honeymoon in May, includes several major cities stretching from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific. The newlyweds are reportedly booked to stay at Rideau Hall with Governor General David Johnston when visiting the nation’s capital.
It’s no surprise the palace has chosen to let Kate get her feet wet in the land of beaver tails and double doubles – Canada has a long and loyal history when it comes to royal visits. The Queen’s whirlwind tour last summer attracted adoring crowds, and Prince William’s last visit in 1998, was a smash hit as well. Travelling with his father and brother, the 15-year-old prince was mobbed by adoring female fans begging for his autograph and weeping with desire.
This time around it will likely be his new wife who sets the nation’s hearts a-flutter. Kate’s never been to Canada before so hopefully her courtiers will give her good packing advice. Hint: It’s July. You can leave your skis at home.