Prince William and Kate Middleton's North American Trip Guide



The royals are scheduled to arrive in the French-speaking province of Canada on July 2, flying into Montreal and traveling by ship to Quebec City.

In Montreal, they are to attend a tree-planting ceremony, meet with veterans and their families, visit the largest maternity center in Canada and attend a cooking workshop at an tourism and hotel institute.

They will arrive in Quebec City the next morning, joining the crew of the HMCS Montreal in Sunday worship. Afterward, they are scheduled to visit an organization that caters to street youths, attend a military ceremony and join in the 375th-year celebration of the city of Levis.

Prince Edward Islands

On July 4, the royal couple is scheduled to arrive on Prince Edward Island, the location featured in Middleton's favorite childhood book, "Anne of Green Gables."

Prince William will no doubt enjoy the planned search and rescue demonstration. A member of the Royal Air Force's search and rescue force, William is to participate in a training session for an emergency sea landing by the same Sea King helicopter he flies back home in Britain.

The royal highnesses will also learn about the island's aboriginal, acadian and celtic ancestry, as well as its culinary traditions.

Northwest Territories

The next stop on the duke and duchess's itinerary is uppermost reaches of Canada on July 5.

There, they are to meet with the Northwest Territories aboriginal youth and leaders and take part in some of the native peoples' activities, including traditional drumming, dancing and sports.

Calgary Stampede

Calgary in Alberta is the last stop of the royals' Canada tour.

On July 7, the couple are to be greeted at the airport with white cowboy hats, a nod to the city's western hospitality. They will then head to the University of Calgary to learn about Canada's cutting-edge health research.

But the real fun takes place that evening, when the duke and duchess are scheduled to attend the Calgary Stampede, the world's largest rodeo -- including a bull-riding demonstration and a chuckwagon race. The next morning, they are to kick off the Calgary Stampede Parade, the second largest parade in the world, and travel in the motorcade.

That afternoon, the royals are scheduled to say farewell to Canada and hello to Hollywood.

Coming to America

The duke and duchess' short weekend jaunt to Los Angeles is seen as a working visit, not a time to mix with celebrities.

"The palace is really playing down any big introductions to A-list stars," ABC News royal correspondent Katie Nicholl said on "Good Morning America." "These tours are fun but hard work. It's really about forging ties between America and Great Britain."

That said, the couple's itinerary calls for them to hit the ground running, soon after their arrival into the Los Angeles airport July 8. The first thing on their agenda is an evening business event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel supporting U.K. trade and investment and shaking hands with California politicians and other high-profile figures. That's followed by a reception at the British Consular-General residence in Hancock Park.

On July 9, the duke is expected to play in a charity polo match at the Santa Barbara Polo Club to benefit the American Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, while the duchess gives out the prizes.

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