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Royal Newlyweds Visit Canada First International Tour

Royal Newlyweds visit Canada for their first official international tour. Royal Newlyweds visit Canada First International Tour.

Royal Newlyweds Canada First International Tour.

The Royal Newlyweds visit Canada as their first official visit. It was a balance of meaningful engagements mixed with fun for the couple from June 30th to July 8, 2011.

Royal Newlyweds Canada First International Tour. Royal newlyweds Canada greeted by Minister John Baird.Upon arrival for the Royal Newlyweds visit Canada tour the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greeting was by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and other officials.

July 8, 2011 the Royal Newlyweds visit Canada tour launch at the Calgary Stampede.

Royal Newlyweds visit Canada Calgary Stampede.

William & Kate at Calgary Stampede.

Calgary, Alberta. Wearing Smithbilt cowboy hats and jeans the royal couple launched the Calgary Stampede by hitting a giant red button. The fun activities included fireworks, a cascade of ticker tape and a parade.

In his last official address to a crowd on July 7th in Calgary Prince William thanked Canada for its hospitality on behalf of his wife Catherine and himself. He closed by mentioning that his great grandmother, The Queen Mother, had indicted in her first royal tour to Canada in 1939 with her husband, King George VI, that Canada made us.

William ended his last greetings saying that he and Catherine understood what she meant and that they shall return.

This event completed the royal newlyweds Canada first official tour before they boarded a plane for Los Angeles for their three-day stay.

Royal Newlyweds Canada First International Tour started in Ottawa.

Canada Day, July 1, 2011 Ottawa.

Royal Newlyweds Canada First Canada Day visit.

Canada Day 2011.

Prince William and his bride started their first full day of appearances at a citizenship ceremony held outside the city’s Canadian Museum of Civilization across the river in Gatineau, Que.

At noon the newlyweds were greeted by over 300,000 when the couple arrived at Parliament Hill in a horse-drawn landau to the delight of the biggest crowd ever for the Canada Day celebrations.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed the crowd and royal newlyweds Canada tour.

Prince William greeted the crowd opening with Happy Birthday Canada in French and English.

During his talk he said that Catherine had heard about Canada from her grandfather who had recently passed away but who held Canada dear to his heart. He had trained in Alberta as a young pilot during the Second World War.

William went on to praise Canada’s military and noted that this month marks the end of combat operations in Afghanistan.

The royal newlyweds then watched performances by Canadian acts in a royal box. In leaving the couple greeted and talked to people in the crowd as they walked to their waiting car.

In celebration of Canada Day and the Canadian red and white flag colors Kate wore a red fascinator from Lock and Co. and the white Reiss dress she wore in her engagement photos. She also wore the Maple Leaf brooch the Queen wore on her first visit to Canada.

Royal Newlyweds Canada Arrival June 30, 2011 Ottawa.

Royal Newlyweds visit Canada Kate left London in a blue blazer outfit.

Kate leaving London for Canada.

Kate had boarded the plane in London to Canada wearing a blue blazer by Toronto-based Smythe les Vestes. It is worn over a navy blue knee-length Manon dress by French designer Roland Mouret with Manolo Blahnik Calogera court shoes and a Mulberry purse.

When she and Prince William landed in Ottawa Kate wore a dark blue and white dress by Montreal-born designer Erdem Moralioglu.

Prince William’s personal Canada flag for Royal Newlyweds visit Canada Tour.

Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled a new personal flag for His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge.

The flag creation and design were approved by Queen Elizabeth and Prince William. It was flown for the first time when The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Ottawa on June 30th to begin their nine-day Royal Tour of Canada to July 8th.

Royal Newlyweds Canada First vist, Duke of Cambridge flag.

The Duke of Cambridge flag.

The new flag was developed by the Canadian Heraldic Authority at Government House in Ottawa.

When The Duke of Cambridge is in Canada his personal flag is flown day and night at any building at which he resides. And on all vehicles in which he travels.

It is the first personal flag to be created for a member of the Royal Family since 1962. When it was announced that Her Majesty The Queen of Canada had adopted a personal flag for her own use in Canada.

Royal Newlyweds Canada First Visit Trivia.

Gov. Gen. David Johnston and Heritage Minister James Moore outlined the itinerary at a news conference in Ottawa Tuesday for the royal newlyweds canada tour. Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton the couple’s private secretary was among the entourage of seven traveling with royal couple. The tour was described as a balance of meaningful engagements mixed with fun.

London-based hairdresser James Pryce who did Kate’s hair for her wedding is part of the team. The stylist is a creative director at the Richard Ward salon in London’s Chelsea area. Kate has broken tradition and did not bring a royal dresser.

The team included assistant private secretary Chris Keeley, press secretary Miguel Head, the Prince of Wales’ press secretary Patrick Harrison and Sir David Manning an adviser to the royal couple who coached Kate in royal duties before her marriage.

William did not wear his uniform for ceremonial events. More than 1300 members of the international media were along on the tour compared with 848 when the Queen visited Canada in 2010.

Royal Newlyweds visit Canada tour Highlights.

The nine-day tour included visiting seven cities and five provinces. They traveled by plane, ship, helicopter and sea plane. Stops were made in P.E.I., Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Quebec and the National Capital Region where the couple celebrated Canada Day on July 1.

Royal Newlyweds Canada First stamp for Ottawa.

Ottawa stamp.

Royal Newlyweds Canada first visit in Ottawa June 30th.
Their first official function was laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial. They then went to Rideau Hall where they were greeted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Governor General and received full military honors including a 21-gun salute. They enjoyed a youth barbecue reception in the garden of Government House.

Friday, July 1 Canada Day. The royals attended a citizenship ceremony at the Museum of Civilization and visited the National Gallery. At Parliament Hill for Canada Day celebrations William addressed the crowd.

Saturday, July 2. After a tree planting at Rideau Hall and a reception for war veterans and war brides the couple departed for Montreal. There they visited Saint-Justine Hospital a facility for young cancer patients. And went to the Institut de tourism et d’hotelerie where they participated in a class of chefs in training. Where the students served them a private dinner. Amid a fireworks competition in the harbor the couple boarded HMCS Montreal for the overnight journey to Quebec City.

Royal Newlyweds Canada Stamps created for First International Tour.

Sunday, July 3. Quebec City. The couple met the Royal 22nd Regiment, the Van Doos, who have just returned from Afghanistan. They then headed to the Citadel and after some down time departed for Levi Fort to participate in a fair. They departed by plane to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) where they stayed at Government House.

Monday, July 4. Prince Edward Island. In the morning they toured Province House and were greeted by the Fathers of Confederation on the steps. They were welcomed by Premier Robert Ghiz and had a walkabout on George Street. Then they headed to Dalvay by the Sea. After a brief rest they attended an outdoor reception complete with BBQ, dragon boat race and music. They were greeted by Anne of Green Gables and did a walkabout. They departed for Summerside by helicopter where they saw a search and rescue demonstration. And attended a reception for fishermen rescued by such teams. Then they left for Yellowknife the Northwest Territories.

Royal Newlyweds Canada First visit to Yellowknife.

Yellowknife stamp.

Tuesday, July 5. Yellowknife. At Somba Ke Civic Plaza the couple were welcomed by the premier and aboriginal leaders in a ceremony that included prayer and drum songs. They did a walkabout with aboriginal athletic events. At a Territorial Legislature for Youth Parliament event young people from different ridings came to the legislature trying to solve a problem of their choosing and reported their results to William. The couple then traveled by sea plane to Blatchford Lodge to meet with Canadian Rangers. After walking to Dechinta Centre which tries to recapture the aboriginal language and culture for young people they returned to Yellowknife and retired for the night.

Wednesday, July 6. The couple departed for Calgary and had the day to themselves in a private location.

Thursday, July 7. The Royal Newlyweds visit Canada tour in Calgary.

After visiting Foothills Hospital the royals headed to the BMO Centre for a reception hosted by Prime Minister Harper and his wife. There was a gift presentation from the government of Canada to the couple and a speech by Harper.

Friday, July 8. The couple attended the launch of the Calgary Stampede parade and watched part of the parade. Then they visited ENMAX Conservatory at the Calgary Zoo. Their final stop was Challenger Rotary Park where William did an inspection of the guard with full military honors. They departed Calgary airport at 1:40 MT for Los Angeles to start their U.S. tour.

Royal Newlyweds visit Canada Post Shop.

Canada Post created an online Royal Visit Shop with free shipping on all royal products. Including souvenir coins, stamps, postcards and prepaid stamp products. Gifts and collectibles that included a Wedding Gift Set and a pair of Royal Wedding champagne flutes.

Royal Newlyweds Canada First visit flute souvenirs.

William & Kate’s souvenir flutes.

2011 Wedding Gift Set. A one of its kind struck 25-cent piece is the centrepiece of this Royal Canadian Mint Gift Set. This set included the numismatic version of the six other traditional Canadian circulation coins minted in 2011. Envelopes included. Cost CND$19.95

Pair of Royal Wedding Champagne Flutes. The champagne flutes are delivered in a blue satin-lined gift box. Cost CND$19.95 for pair.

Stamps. The Royal Couple are shown in a candid photo of the newlyweds as they waved to well-wishers from their carriage on their Wedding Day. Booklet of 10 self-adhesive stamps. Cost CND$5.90.

Postcard. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stamp image is the feature on the front this postage-paid postcard. And it can be mailed from anywhere in Canada to anywhere in the world. On the back the card features the 2011 PERMANENT™ domestic rate of 59¢. Cost CND$1.89 per card.

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