Monday 26 September 2016

Prince George and Princess Charlotte are going to Canada with Kate Middleton and Prince William

Published 23/08/2016 | 14:19

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire
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In this handout image supplied by St James's Palace, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose for the official tour portrait for their trip to Canada and California in the Garden's of Clarence House

Prince George and Princess Charlotte are about to embark on their first royal tour together.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William famously brought their then one-year-old son George during their New Zealand/Australia tour in 2014, where he became an instant hit.

But they've left their children at home for recent trips - including India in April - as George was "too naughty...He would be running all over the place," Kate said at the time.

It's believed they felt Charlotte was too young for such an arduous trip at the time.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive for a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive for a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

After much speculation, it has been confirmed the tots would be joining the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canada, where they spent their first official tour as a newlyweds couple in July 2011.

A Kensington Palace spokesperson 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 are really looking forward to seeing other parts of this beautiful country and having the opportunity to meet many more Canadians along the way."

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William, watch a flypast as they stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony on Horseguards Parade
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William, watch a flypast as they stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony on Horseguards Parade
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Details of their trip have still not been made public, but their itinerary is being organised to reflect the presence of two small children.

"‘We are told the children are coming and the itinerary is being coordinated accordingly," a source told Vanity Fair's Royal Watch.

"There will be a heavy focus on nature, the outdoors and there will be at least one private day factored into the trip. We’re hearing hiking, walking and outdoor pursuits will feature while the family is in British Columbia.

There’s talk of going into the centre where there are fresh water lakes and great kayaking."

CALGARY, AB - JULY 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge wave as they attend the Calgary Stampede on July 8, 2011 in Calgary, Canada
CALGARY, AB - JULY 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge wave as they attend the Calgary Stampede on July 8, 2011 in Calgary, Canada

The Cambridges will travel to Yukon, British Columbia, Vancouver, the Great Bear rainforest and Canada's First Nation communities.

And with any luck, we'll get more pictures of the family in cowboy hats.

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