The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will bring along their two young children during their eight-day Canada tour, Kensington Palace announced on Monday (12 September). The royal family is set to travel to Canada on 24 September.
The official royal tour will be the first for 16-month-old Princess Charlotte and the second for 3-year-old Prince George, the BBC reported. The royal toddler previously accompanied Prince William and Kate Middleton during their 2014 visit to Australia and New Zealand. The brother and sister remained in the UK during their parents' royal visit to India and Bhutan in April of this year.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invited the royal family to visit Canada in July. Kensington Palace revealed the royal family's busy itinerary during their trip. The family will start their tour in Victoria and will also visit Vancouver and Bella Bella. The duke and duchess are also set to go fishing on Haida Gwaii and British Colombia's Great Bear Rainforest.
"This will be a busy tour, with more than 30 engagements over the week, and The Duke and Duchess hope to meet thousands of new people along the way," Kensington Palace said in a statement. "This visit is a chance of The Duke and Duchess to deepen their relationship with a country that they will visit many times over the course of their lives."
"They [The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge] have received so many wonderful messages from Canadians since the birth of their children and look forward to having the chance to introduce their young family to the country," a palace spokesman said.
"This is a great opportunity to introduce their children to a major realm before things like school make this difficult later on."
According to the BBC, Kensington Palace has not announced when the young royals will make their official appearance with their parents but the public will first be able to see the family when they disembark a Royal Canadian Air Force plane in Victoria.
]The family will be accompanied by 12 peopled: three private secretaries, four communications team members, a tour secretary, operations manager, personal assistant, a hairdresser and a nanny. The royal couple last visited Canada shortly after their wedding in 2011.