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Aug 042016
 

We are back with a very quick post about the upcoming tour of Canada and a new video released today.

On the autumn tour front it looks like we have a date for the tour: a CBC story reports that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire will spend September 28th with William and Kate in Whitehorse, in Canada’s Yukon territory.  From the CBC report

They’re expected to arrive in Whitehorse on Sept. 28, and spend a day in the territory with the prime minister and his wife, as well as Gov. Gen. David Johnston.

Events and activities — not yet announced — will be within “driving distance” from Whitehorse, the email says.

That doesn’t give us all of the dates for the tour, but it certainly offers a time frame. The email referenced above is one that was apparently leaked, it is described as an “internal Yukon government email”.

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Our other topic today involves a new video from William, Kate and Harry as tomorrow’s opening ceremony for the Rio 2016 Games draws near.

Rio 2016 Facebook

Rio 2016 Facebook

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Aug 022016
 

Welcome to a new week, we are popping in with some Bits and Bytes we hope you will enjoy.

We begin with items from the Duchess’s wardrobe for the 2011 North American Tour.  In many instances it was just the first of many appearances for apparel and accessory items we would be seeing again. If Kate did not bring back specific pieces worn on the tour, she certainly continued to patronize most designers and retailers whose merchandise she wore in Canada and California. But for an isolated group of items this isn’t what happened; there were a couple of pieces and designers we didn’t see following the tour.

The first in this group comes from the ensemble Kate wore when boarding the flight to Canada.

©PA Wire

©PA Wire

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Jul 272016
 

A fall tour of Canada for the Duke and Duchess was confirmed today by Canadian and British governments. The initial announcement came from Canada’s Governor General, David Johnston:

Once again, Sharon and I will be delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada,” said His Excellency. “Their Royal Tour will take them to the beautiful province of British Columbia and the scenic territory of Yukon. Our true Canadian pride and spirit will shine and be at the very heart of this visit so they can feel at home.”

The couple first visited Canada in 2011, when they were newlyweds. Below, celebrating Canada Day during that trip.

©Robin Nunn/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

©Robin Nunn/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

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