Good morning to all my royal watchers! The summer is still with us, but fading nonetheless, and with the promise of fall comes the return of the royals. This autumn we have even more excitement than usual because the Cambridges' second tour of Canada is just around the corner. The royal couple kicked off their married life together in 2011 with a blockbuster tour of North America and as they celebrate five years of
superstardom marriage, it seems appropriate they return.
- September 24: Victoria, British Columbia
- September 25: Vancouver, British Columbia
- September 26: Bella Bella and Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia
- September 27: Kelowna, British Columbia and Whitehorse, Yukon
- September 28: Whitehorse and Carcross, Yukon
- September 29: Victoria, British Columbia
- September 30: Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
- October 1: Victoria, British Columbia
Many of you ask where you can best see, or even meet, the Duke and Duchess, but generally these questions are better answered once the Palace releases more details on what exactly the royals will be doing at each stop. Once that happens, it is generally pretty easy to spot the events that are crowd friendly. Historically, William and Kate are very generous with their time on walkabouts, so there should be opportunities aplenty for the intrepid fans who are willing to arrive early enough to get a front row place.
This tour will be Princess Charlotte's debut on the international circuit, publicly, at least. The little princess has already holidayed in France twice. Although the Palace was slow to confirm that the Cambridge tykes would accompany their parents, this was ultimately confirmed. I don't think it was ever in doubt, but royals like to slow the momentum on anything having to do with the kids, which is understandable.
I received an email from a reader in Canada who says that the press are booking hotels and water taxis in the Great Bear Rainforest and that leave has been restricted for the RCMP. We are galloping up on this tour and it sounds like excitement is rising quickly in the North. :) I will update as details become available.
In other news, the Duchess of Cambridge has made it into the pleadings of a class action lawsuit in the US. Zara USA is being sued for price tampering, formally unfair business practice, unjust enrichment, and fraud, in addition to the negligence counts. On page 8 of the filing Kate makes her appearance, right next to Kim K.
I don't really ever shop at Zara, but the suit alleges that Zara boosts the conversion from euros to dollars. You can read more about that here at the Daily Mail. Nothing like a good lawsuit to start your morning right. For those who can't wait for Canada, Kate and William have planned a trip to Bedfordshire tomorrow. They have also scheduled a visit to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on the 1st and 2nd of September.