The newly-weds have confirmed the destination of the first official tour, after an invite from the Canadian Prime Minister
After tying the knot in April, newlywed royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first official visit will be to Canada, a Clarence House spokesman has confirmed.
So after the excitement of the royal wedding has died down, the lucky pair will still have something to look forward to.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the invitation to Kate and Wills at the time of their engagement, and it’s thought couple have already accepted, and plan to start their special honeymoon tour on June 30.
‘Prince William was pleased to accept an invitation on his and Miss Middleton’s behalf from the government of Canada, a Clarence House spokesman confirmed yesterday.
‘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,’ said a statement.
It’s thought William and Kate will visit Prince Edward Island, Quebec and the Northwest Territories during their two-week trip, which is also expected to include a state banquet in their honour.
‘Their decision to come to Canada first is a testament to our country’s very close relationship with the Royal Family,’ the Canadian Prime Minister said of the royal couple’s exciting announcement.
‘Canada is delighted that Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton will be travelling to Canada as they embark on their first overseas tour as a married couple.’
‘Canada looks forward to welcoming the young couple this summer and providing them with all that our country has to offer – including, of course, the special hospitality and warmth reserved for members of the Royal Family,’ he added.
Yesterday, Hugo Burnand – close friend of Prince Charles – was unveiled as official photographer for the royal wedding, taking place on April 29.