The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Come to Canada on a Royal Tour

OTTAWA, July 27, 2016 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, is pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have accepted the Government of Canada's invitation to undertake a Royal Tour to Canada in fall 2016.

"Once again, Sharon and I will be delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada," said His Excellency. "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."  

This will be the Royal couple's second visit to Canada. Their first Royal Tour was conducted in 2011 (June 30 to July 8) during which they visited Canada's Capital Region, Montréal, Québec, Charlottetown, Summerside, Yellowknife, Slave Lake and Calgary.

The detailed itinerary of the 2016 Royal Tour will be published at a later date by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media information: Josephine Laframboise, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-990-9324,; Department of Canadian Heritage, Media Relations, 819-994-9101,

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