It’s been five years since the Cambridges first graced us with their presence as a couple, and Canada is ready for another visit. A few weeks ago, Justin Trudeau and Governor General David Johnston extended a formal invitation to Prince William and Kate for a second Royal Tour of our Home and Native Land (hopefully with the little additions of George and Charlotte this time). Today, they accepted the invitation. Get out your Sunday best, Canada, the Royals are coming!
And their visit is going to be sooner than anyone would have thought. We were expecting a summer 2017 trip (you know, for Canada’s little 150th celebration) but it looks like the Royals don’t want to wait that long. They’re going to be heading across the pond this fall and visiting some parts of Canada they missed the last time around, like British Columbia and the Yukon.
A spokesperson from Kensington Palace said, “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.”
David Johnston expressed on behalf of Canada that, “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.”
We don’t know anything about exact dates or itinerary yet, but that will be coming from the Department of Canadian Heritage in due time.
Also no word yet on if they’ll be bringing along the little Cambridges. We hope so. We’re sure George and Charlotte will want to see Canada. Plus, Canada really wants to see George and Charlotte. We’re also pretty excited for the adorable pictures that are sure to come out of this visit. Will we witness the start of a new Will-Justin bromance in line with Harry-Justin and Barack-Justin? Will George decide to meet another world leader in his bathrobe and PJs? Will we see another great display of female friendship with Kate and Sophie, like when the latter met Michelle? Only time will tell, but we’re ready for anything.