Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton will be accompanied by their two young children on a royal tour of Canada. The trip will mark the first official overseas jaunt for one-year-old Princess Charlotte. Her older brother Prince George, aged three, is an old hand at royal travel, having already visited Australia and New Zealand.
The royals will visit British Columbia and the Yukon from Saturday 24 September until Saturday 1 October, as guests of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. George and Charlotte will be able to play with the Trudeaus' three children, Xavier, eight, Ella-Grace, seven, and two-year-old Hadrien.
Kate and William will visit cities including Vancouver and Victoria, and also travel to remote areas such as the Great Bear Rainforest. Here's what they will see:
Saturday 24 September:
They will arrive in the afternoon at Victoria Airport on a Royal Canadian Air Force plane, offering an opportunity to photograph George and Charlotte disembarking with their parents. They will be driven to Government House, where they will be based throughout their stay.
Kate and William will then visit British Columbia's Parliament Buildings, paying their respects at Victoria's Cenotaph. The official welcome ceremony, including an honour guard and speeches, will be open to the public. A spokesman said: "It will give The Duke and Duchess a chance to say hello to the people of Canada."
Sunday 25 September:
The Duke and Duchess will fly from Victoria to Vancouver on a float plane, the quickest way to travel between the two cities. In downtown Vancouver, they will visit two charitable organisations: Sheway, which helps vulnerable mothers who are battling addiction and other issues, and the Immigration Services Society of British Columbia, which helps migrants, including some of the 30,000 who have arrived in Canada over the last year from Syria.
William and Kate will visit the Kitsilano Coastguard Station, which helps people who come into trouble on the water that surrounds this coastal city. They will then depart the area by the Coast Guard's hovercraft before flying back to Victoria for the evening.
Monday 26 September:
This is certain to be one the most spectacular days of the royal visit. The Duke and Duchess will travel to the Great Bear Rainforest – the world's largest temperate rainforest, located on the central coast of British Columbia. The royals will be surrounded by wildlife, including whales, sea otters and dolphins, and they may get to see the Kermode (Spirit) bear with its distinctive white fur.
At Bella Bella airport they will transfer to a float plane where they will be given an aerial tour of the vast rainforest. They will then land on the water at Bella Bella's main jetty where they will be ceremoniously welcomed by the Heiltsuk First Nations community. They will then return to Victoria for a reception.
Tuesday 27 September:
Kate and William will fly to Kelowna, a city in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. After visiting the University of British Columbia, they will take part in the Taste of British Columbia festival at Mission Hill Winery.
The royal couple will then fly to Whitehorse in the Yukon, where they will be greeted by the Canadian Rangers. They will stay in Whitehorse overnight.
Wednesday 28 September:
After a tour of Whitehorse, the royals will journey along the spectacular Klondike Highway to the small town of Carcross, and then visit Montana Mountain. Kate and William will explore the picturesque hiking and biking trails and greet young locals before heading back to Victoria.
Thursday 29 September:
The Duke and Duchess will attend a children's party in the grounds of Government House with a group of military families. George and Charlotte are tipped to be centre stage. The rest of the day will allow Kate and William some private time with their children.
Friday 30 September:
Their Royal Highnesses will have the privilege of visiting Haida Gwaii, a remote archipelago on the northern coast of British Columbia that is home to the Haida Nation, where they will paddle a traditional Haida canoe. They will officially open the new Haida Gwaii hospital, and go fishing on the Hectate Strait.
Saturday 1 October:
The royals will spend their last day of the tour visiting several charities in Victoria, including the Sail and Life Training Society, a charity that uses the power of sailing to give young people skills and direction in their lives. The royals will board a tall ship operated by the charity and will help to sail it into the harbour.
They will then board a float plane from Victoria Harbour Airport and will have a brief tour of the southern tip of Vancouver Island before departing Canada with the Royal Canadian Air Force.