Last month, Kensington Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had selected Canada for their next royal tour. The announcement did not confirm whether or not their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte would be joining them on the trip this fall, but new information suggests that the couple do plan to make the visit a family affair.
British author and royal reporter Katie Nicholl has stated that, according to sources, the palace and Canada's Department of Heritage are working on a "family friendly" programme for the Cambridges. When asked about this development, the department provided the following statement to Hello!: "Final details about this Royal Tour will be announced soon."
Should George and Charlotte join their parents on the tour, it will mark the first time that the family of four have travelled abroad on official royal duties.
While in Canada, Prince William and Kate will spend time in British Columbia and the Yukon. It has yet to be announced where exactly the royals will visit, but according to Katie Nicholl the couple's itinerary will have a "heavy focus on nature, the outdoors and there will be at least one private day factored into the trip."
According to an email exchange obtained by the CBC, William and Kate are expected to arrive in Yukon's capital Whitehorse on Sept. 28, where they will be joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie. News of the tour came a few weeks after it was revealed that the political had extended an official invitation to visit the Great White North.