Prince William and Kate Middleton are about to embark on a whirlwind visit to Canada, visiting seven cities in nine days.
Upon arrival today in Ottawa, the newlyweds will head directly to Canada's National War Memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony.
Then they will travel to Rideau Hall, the official residence of Canada's governor general, David Johnston, where they will be welcomed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper with full military honors, including a 21-gun salute.
On Friday, Kate and William will be celebrating Canada's birthday, the same day William's mother, the late Princess Diana, would have turned 50.
The duke and duchess's plans for Canada Day, the official holiday marking the formation of Canada into a single country, includes attending a citizenship ceremony and a parade on Parliament Hill, the public grounds of Canada's parliament buildings.
The royals are scheduled to arrive in the French-speaking province of Canada on Saturday, July 2, flying into Montreal and traveling to Quebec City on an overnight cruise ship.
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 a 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.