William & Kate Begin Royal Tour of North America

June 30, 2011 By:
William & Kate Begin Royal Tour of North America

The Royals are coming! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, less formally known as Will and Kate, will be touching down in North America on Thursday. Be on your best behavior, Americans.

The couple will arrive in Ottawa, where they will pay respects to fallen Canadian soldiers at the National War Memorial.

They will then head to Rideau Hall in Ottowa for their official welcome to Canada. Open to the public, the event will include a speech from the Governor General, Prime Minister, and His Royal Highness, Prince William.

According to the tour briefing, those in attendance will be: "veterans, volunteers, community organizers, and people who, in their personal or professional lives, work to improve the lives of their fellow citizens."

Will and Kate will then meet with 120 Canadian youth at a "Celebration of Youth Reception".

The couple was seen at London's Heathrow Airport this morning boarding a plane provided by the Royal Canadian Air Force. They should reach North America by this afternoon.

Kate looked as regal and diplomatic as ever, wearing a monochromatic navy blue dress and form-fitting blazer. When she gets to Los Angeles, I'm sure we can expect a little more fun in her outfits, maybe even some color!

William and Kate will visit Montreal, Quebec and Calgary before heading to Los Angeles and a brief stay in Santa Barbara.