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Invitation accepted! The Cambridges to tour Canada – and we couldn't be more excited!

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27 July 2016
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Kensington Palace has announced that Prince William and Kate will undertake an official overseas visit to Canada later this year. It is believed that the Duke and Duchess will bring their two children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, although this has not yet been confirmed.

If the young royals do join their parents, it will mark the Cambridges' first official tour abroad as a family-of-four.

The palace tweeted: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Canada this autumn at the invitation of the Canadian Government. TRH hold very happy memories from their last visit to Canada in 2011 – their first overseas tour as a married couple.

"The Duke and Duchess look forward to exploring more of Canada, from British Columbia to the territory of Yukon, when they return this autumn." 

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The Cambridges will undertake an official tour to Canada

A spokesperson for the palace added: "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."

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, also commented: "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."

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This would be Princess Charlotte's first official tour abroad

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invited the royals and their children to join in the celebrations as Canada prepares to mark its 150th anniversary. The invitation was received earlier this month and since then, William and Kate have been finding the time to fit the tour into their schedules.

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.

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Prince William and Kate lasted visited Canada in 2011 as newlyweds

Earlier this year William and Kate left their children at home and spent just under a week in India and Bhutan.

The Duke and Duchess, both 34, lasted visited Canada in 2011 – their first royal tour as a couple following their marriage two months earlier.

During their nine-day visit, the newlyweds took part in the Canada Day celebrations, tried their hand at a dragon boat race and even donned cowboy hats to attend the Calgary Rodeo.

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