Kate and William wave from the balcony to the masses gathered at Buckingham Palace on April 29. Prince William and Kate's royal tour June 30 to July 8 is to stop in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Yellowknife, Calgary, Charlottetown and Summerside, P.E.I. — The Canadian Press photo
CALGARY — Prince William and Kate’s visit to Canada will include Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa and a stop in Calgary on the first day of the Stampede.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also stop in Montreal, Quebec City, Yellowknife, Charlottetown and Summerside, P.E.I.
The tour begins June 30 and will conclude July 8.
The duchess is reportedly a fan of the book “Anne of Green Gables,” which is set in Prince Edward Island and written by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The tour ends in Calgary on the same day that the world-famous Stampede rodeo kicks off with a parade.
William and Kate were married in Westminster Abbey on April 29.
“Canadians hold the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in very high esteem and look forward to welcoming them as they embark on their first official royal tour as newlyweds,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a release.
“The couple’s decision to visit Canada first is a testament to our country’s close relationship with the Crown and Royal Family, and an opportunity for all Canadians to take pride in our traditions, history, and institutions.”
This will be the third time Prince William, who is second in line to the British throne, has toured Canada. It will be Kate’s first visit.
The royal couple’s plans include:
— Ottawa and region from June 30 to July 2.
— Montreal on July 2.
— Quebec City on July 3.
— Charlottetown from July 3 to July 4.
— Summerside on July 4.
— Yellowknife from July 4 to July 6.
— Calgary from July 6 to July 8.
The government says a full itinerary is being developed with municipal, provincial, territorial and federal partners and private organizations. It will be released at a later date.