Justin Trudeau has invited the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to visit Canada, as the country prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary. The family trip has yet to be confirmed, but a formal invitation has been sent by the popular Prime Minister to Kensington Palace.
"The Prime Minister certainly has invited William and Kate and family to come to Canada whenever they are available on their schedule," Kate Purchase, Mr Trudeau's director of communications, told The Globe and Mail.
The Cambridges could be heading to Canada for their first tour as a family of four
She also revealed that the visit could take place as soon as this autumn. "It is a possibility, but again, we don't have any confirmation. From the Prime Minister's perspective, we invited them whenever their schedules permit it," she added.
Should William and Kate decide to head to Canada with their two children, it would mark the family of four's very first official overseas visit.
The Duke and Duchess, both 34, lasted visited Canada in 2011 – their first royal tour as a couple following their marriage two months earlier, and before Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born.
William and Kate famously took Prince George with them on their 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand
During their nine-day visit, the newlyweds took part in the Canada Day celebrations, tried their hand at a dragon boat race and even swapped their crows for cowboy hats to attended the Calgary Rodeo
Mr Trudeau's invitation to the Cambridges comes just a few weeks after he warmly welcomed William's brother Prince Harry to Canada. The two men teamed up to launch the third Invictus Games, which will be held in Toronto next year, and they clearly hit it off.
The prince and politician greeted each other warmly as the met at the Fairmont Royal York hotel for a special launch ceremony, and Mr Trudeau publicly praised Harry for his leadership of such an "extraordinary initiative".