Prince William & Kate Middleton Release An Official Photo For Their Upcoming Canadian Visit

The Duke & Duchess are Coming!

Last month we learned that newlyweds Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his new wife Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, are planning a visit to North America this month and today we get to check out the official portrait of the couple released ahead of their arrival in Canada next week. Because the royals’ visit to Canada will be an official one, I suppose there was need for an official portrait to coincide with their visit.

With their itinerary set and just a week to go, Prince William and Duchess Catherine look ready to kick off their North American tour. In a new official portrait of the couple taken earlier this month in the gardens of Clarence House for their Canadian tour, Kate and William, both 29, are all smiles in matching navy blue attire (she previously sported this look at the couple’s final pre-wedding public appearance in Lancashire, England). So what’s in store for the royal pair when they touch down in Canada June 30? The couple will dive right into their royal duties, and they’ll take part in a wreath laying and book-signing event at the Ottawa National War Memorial at 2:35 p.m. In the spirit of Canada Day, July 1, the newlyweds will celebrate with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his family at Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. They’ll also stop by Montreal, Quebec City, Charlottetown and Summerside, P.E.I., Yellowknife and Calgary throughout their trip. Perhaps the highlight of their trip will be July 4, when William and his wife will face off in a dragonboat race on Prince Edward island. William and the duchess are set to arrive in California on July 8 for the American leg of their voyage.

I don’t expect that an official portrait of the couple will be released for the US leg of their visit but I think this photo is nice enough for the entire trip. It’ll be very exciting for the Canadians, I’m sure, to have the newlywedded royals visiting their country. I know there are a great many Americans who are excited for their arrival next month. They make such a damn fine-looking couple, don’t they? I love this portrait. Do you?

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  1. I think it is so funny that they have official pictures for every place they visit. I want to start to do that every time I am going over to a friends house!

  2. Michelle

    She would make anyone look good :)

  3. Lacey

    They are going to be an hour away from me in July, but I can’t go because I have to work. Booooooo work.

  4. Sara

    I can’t help but feel bad for Will’s lack of hair, but otherwise they are fit to be a King & Queen! I love Kate’s hair, always lookin slick & polished. ahem*brit-could-take-some-pointers*ahem ;P

    • Looking like modern royalty as they are ment to be…William, don’t worry @ the hair. When it really starts to go, just shave all off…women love a sexy bald man. Kate won’t be able to resist!

  5. Katrina

    has no one noticed Wills bad attempt at a mustache??

  6. Lisa

    Katrina, oh noooooo!!!! Yes, I think I see it too!!!!

  7. JCZ

    She just has the perfect smile! She just looks perfect!
    She hasn’t, as yet anyway seemed to have turned into a Royal Snob like majority of the Royal family.

    As Bob would say, for the Royal Family, “For the times they are a-changin’”

  8. sals

    it sucks that they aren’t coming to VANCOUVER! boo!

  9. gayana

    i love this image, but doesnt royal family know how to tie a nice double-windsor? his tie looks like its form the 50s…

  10. Katarina

    I’m driving six hours to see them in Ottawa on July 1st, such a great way to celebrate Canada Day!!

  11. Lexifer

    I live in Ottawa and am not going to bother. I saw the Queen last year, that was enough for me! If I see them, great, if not, no biggie! I’ll be downtown all day, but will most likely avoid the hill.

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