Will, Kate Unveil 11-Day US-Canada Jaunt

Royals to take in 8 Canadian cities on North American tour
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2011 4:00 AM CDT
Prince William, Kate Unveil North American Tour Schedule
Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, walk hand in hand from Buckingham Palace in London, before departing for their honeymoon last month.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Royal newlyweds William and Kate will be touching down in Los Angeles for a few days in early July as part of their first official overseas trip. The California destination was revealed in the just released itinerary of earlier announced trip to North America that will also include an eight-city tour of Canada, reports the Telegraph. The trip will be Kate's first visit to either country and William's first visit to the US in an official capacity. The Canadian tour will include a stop in Ottawa on July 1, and a visit to Calgary on the opening day of the Calgary Stampede rodeo festival.

The couple also plan to visit the airfield where Kate's grandfather served as a trainee pilot during World War II, the Daily Mail reports. Royal sources say the Los Angeles visit will be more about promoting charities, including the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, than hobnobbing with Hollywood A-listers. "The couple view this as a working visit, not as an opportunity for them to meet celebrities," a palace source tells People. (Read more Prince William stories.)

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