Justin Trudeau clearly knows exactly what the people are clamouring for. The prime minister has extended an invitation to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their kids to take a trip across the pond for a royal visit. While nothing official has been announced, a 2017 royal tour would coincide with celebrations of Canada’s 150th anniversary, making it an epic event all around.
Fireworks AND royal toddlers? Are they trying to make our hearts burst and heads explode? Because that almost seems like too much awesomeness to handle. If the Cambridges do pop over, it’ll be the second time for William and Kate, who visited Canada in the summer of 2011, a few months after their April wedding. But it would be the kids’ first time in the country, and potentially the first royal tour the entire family of four could embark on.
“The Prime Minister certainly has invited William and Kate and family to come to Canada whenever they are available on their schedule,” Kate Purchase, the Prime Minister’s director of communications, told the Globe and Mail.
Trudeau’s office is awaiting a response, reports the Globe and Mail, but if they get a green light, we can bet the planning will start immediately regarding what destinations the family should and would visit — if it hasn’t started already.
If their visit is confirmed, it will likely lead up to July 1. Just think of all the goodness we can look forward to! We’ll see if Will can charm Justin just like Harry did back in May. There’d be the epic fashion face-off between Kate and Sophie. And the kids. Ooooh, the kids, who’ll be full-blown walking, talking toddlers. And who knows? If history means anything, and Will and Kate aren’t done adding to their royal brood, Kate could be expecting baby no. 3 around that time. That could potentially mean–oh no!– she won’t be able to fly (boooooooo!) but another royal heir on the way would make her absence understandable. Well, almost.
If that is the case, we have one request: could Will bring his brother along in her place? And if that’s not the case, an extra royal wouldn’t hurt, right? Sure, Uncle Harry will be in Toronto next September for the Invictus Games but a warm-up visit wouldn’t hurt.