Royal.uk — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Canada in autumn.
Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit by the Government of Canada. They will visit British Columbia and the territory of Yukon as part of their tour.
A spokesman for Kensington Palace said:
“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 arereally looking forward to seeing other parts of this beautiful country and having the opportunity to meet many more Canadians along the way.”
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.”
Further details on the exact dates and itinerary will be issued in due course.
Notes to Editors:
The Royal Tour will be coordinated by the Department of Canadian Heritage.
This will be the Duke and Duchess’s second visit to Canada together. Their first Royal Tour was between 30 June and 8 July 2011 when they visited Canada’s Capital Region, Montréal, Québec City, Charlottetown, Summerside, Yellowknife, Slave Lake and Calgary.
Here is a statement from the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding the announcement.
PM.GC.CA — The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement regarding the upcoming Royal Tour of Canada by Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, which will take place in the fall of 2016:
“We are delighted by the Governor General’s announcement that Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will visit Canada this fall. During their stay, the Duke and Duchess will travel to British Columbia and Yukon on a visit that 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.
“Our government looks forward to providing Canadians with further details closer to the beginning of the Royal Tour.”