Prince William & Kate Middleton to Travel Across Canada

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Prince William and Kate Middleton have confirmed the location of their first official overseas tour after the Royal Wedding will be Canada.

The couple will take the trip at the end of June, just two months after the date of the Royal Wedding in London, reports UK's Guardian newspaper.

"Prince William was pleased to accept an invitation on his and Miss Middleton's behalf from the government of Canada," says a spokesman for St. James's Palace.

The couple will spend a week crossing from Quebec and Ottawa to Alberta and the Arctic Northwest Territories. The itinerary is likely to include welcome ceremonies, banquets and walkabouts all over Canada.

"Prince William was keen to be able to visit Canada for himself as an adult, and to be able to show his wife a country that is close to his family's heart," says the spokesman, referring to a visit Prince William took at age 15 with his father the Prince of Wales and brother Prince Harry.

Since the Queen is Canada's head of state, Prince William is also the prince of Canada. It is thought the couple will take special part in Canada Celebrations in Ottawa on July 1.

Canada has certainly given the couple the stamp of approval: the Canada Post has ended a 63-year design hiatus with two special stamps honoring the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Canadian stamps always feature the reigning monarch, a custom that held strong even when Princess Diana and Prince Charles wed.



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