Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make their second visit to Canada in the fall. The news comes a few weeks after it was revealed that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had extended an invitation to the royal couple and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
There is no word yet if the couple's children will join them on the trip. If the young royals do join their parents, it will mark the Cambridges' first official tour abroad as a family-of-four.
This would be Princess Charlotte's first tour abroad and royal watchers are no doubt eager to see more of the little girl. It would also mark the second tour for Prince George, who famously accompanied his parents to Australia and New Zealand on their official visit in 2014 when he was just eight months old.
The family have since travelled as a group-of-four but haven't undertaken long-haul journeys. Their first family holiday with baby Charlotte was to France in March, where they enjoyed a mini ski break in the Alps.
A palace representative made the following announcement on Wednesday (July 27): "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."
The Duke and Duchess look forward to exploring more of Canada, from British Columbia to the territory of Yukon, when they return this Autumn
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 27, 2016
Governor General David Johnston expressed his delight over the upcoming royal visit, saying, “Sharon and I will be delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada. Their Royal Tour will take them to the beautiful province of British Columbia and the scenic territory of Yukon. Once again, our true Canadian pride and spirit will shine and be at the very heart of this visit so they can feel at home.”
Will and Kate charmed Canadians from coast-to-coast back in 2011 when they spent 10 days roaming the Great White North. From dragon boat racing in P.E.I. to kicking up their boots at the Calgary Stampede, the parents of two made the most of their Canadian adventure.