Prince William and Kate Middleton are in Canada for a nine-day visit. The Royal Couple arrived in Canada on June 30th and will leave on July 8th.
On arrival to Ottawa on 30th June, the couple received a warm welcome from thousands of enthusiastic Canadians. The first thing on Will and Kate‘s agenda was to visit National War Memorial in Ottawa. There they paid tribute to the Canadian Armed Forces for their commendable contributions in First World War and all other conflicts afterwards.
Later the couple received an official welcome at a ceremony staged at Rideau Hall, the official home of Governor General David Johnston. At this ceremony Prince William made a speech in which he said:
“Catherine and I are so delighted to be here in Canada. Instilled in us by our parents and grandparents, who love this country, we have been looking forward to this moment for a very long time – and before we were married, we both had a longing to come here together.”
The main highlight of the tour is July 1st, when the Royal Couple celebrated the Canada Day with Canadians.
In the late morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Canadian citizenship ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. They welcomed the 25 new Canadians by handing out miniature Canadian flags to them.
Thousands of people gathered at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, to continue Friday celebrations. They earnestly waited for the Royal Couple who arrived at noon.
July 1 is not only Canada’s 144th birthday, but it would have been Late Lady Diana’s 50th birthday, which makes this day even more significant for Prince Williams.
By wearing a dress by Erdem Moralioglu, a Canadian designer born in Montreal, the Kate Middleton showed her support for Canadian design during the tour.
For July 1 Kate was dressed in red and white, the Canadian colors. She wore a white dress, a red hat adorned with a fabric maple leaf, a maple leaf brooch and red shoes.
Lets see what the next seven days of the Royal tour bring!