LONDON, England - Prince William and his wife Kate are en route to Canada for a nine-day visit that's expected to attract thousands of people wherever they go.
The couple boarded their flight in London dressed in matching blue, with Kate dressed conservatively in a navy blazer over a knee-length dress.
The newlyweds are due to arrive in Ottawa at 2:00 p.m. ET.
At Rideau Hall, gardeners are beautifying the grounds, while chefs slice and dice mountains of vegetables and prepared heaps of pastries for the reception.
Security barricades are up around the National War Memorial, the venue for the first official event.
William and Kate will travel to Quebec, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Alberta before leaving July 8 for California.