The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will cover Canada from top to bottom when they visit on their first overseas trip as a married couple.
After Prince William and Kate arrive in the Commonwealth country on a Royal Canadian Air Force plane, they will first go to the grave of the unknown soldier in the capital Ottowa’s National War Memorial.
If they didn’t have the nation’s Air Force a their disposal the royal couple could have jetted to Canada from one of the country’s major airports such as Gatwick or Heathrow airports.
The Duke will make a short speech at a welcome ceremony to be held at the official home of Governor General David Johnston, Rideau Hall. There will be an event for 120 volunteers hosted by Mr Johnston, who only started his high-profile job in October. All the volunteers will have helped charities the Duke and Duchess chose to get money from their Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund.
Canada Day falls during their visit, and the royal pair will help with a ceremony for people taking Canadian citizenship. The Duke and Duchess will give out flags to about 12 newly minted Canadians at the Canadian Museum of Civilisation.
They will also see a rock and pop show marking Canada Day before going to a private reception with diplomats, where they will see an array of fireworks signalling the end of the national day.
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