The upcoming visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada and the U.S. is taking shape. It will take place from June 30 to July 8. The visit will cover vast swatches of territory amounting to some 14,000 miles and will include a stops in Ottawa; Montreal and Quebec City; then Charlottetown and Summerside, Prince Edward Island; Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories; and Calgary. The couple will visit Los Angeles, California during the last two days of their trip. This will be the Duchess of Cambridge’s first visit to both countries. She is also supposed to be fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic, “Anne of Green Gables” and so the visit to Prince Edward Island, where the novel is set, is bound to be of particular interest to Catherine. This will also be her fist overseas visit as a member of the royal family.
William and Catherine will spend July 1st, Canada Day in Ottawa. Their presence in the Canadian capital on that special day of celebration is bound to generate plenty of interest. Already, it’s been reported that some 85 reporter so far from the UK alone have registered to cover the couple on the tour. When the Queen visited Canada last year, 18 reporters signed up to cover the visit. Security is bound to be tight in Quebec where concerns over nationalist protests might erupt. In Calgary, the royal couple’s visit coincides with the famous Calgary Stampede.