The Royal Wedding 29th April 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton were married at Westminster Abbey in London on 29th April 2011. Royal Wedding 2011 Info covers all of the latest news, analysis, insight and discussion. The Royal Couple are now The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.


William and Kate's last couple of days in Canada

The Royal Wedding seems a long way off now and for the last leg of the 9 day Royal Tour of Canada, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Calgary in the Province of Alberta.

On arrival Prince William and Kate were greeted by local dignitaries but the most touching moment was when Diamond Marshall, a six year old girl who has advanced cancer ran up to Kate and wrapped her arms around the Duchess.

It was a magical moment for both of them and no doubt for countless other people watching.

The Royal couple were presented with cowboy boots and 10 gallon hats which they wore and for most of their visit to Calgary were dressed much more casually in jeans and chequered shirts.

In Prince William's last speech whilst in Canada he told guests "In 1939, my great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, said of her first tour of Canada with her husband, King George VI, 'Canada made us'. Catherine and I now know very well what she meant....

Canada has far surpassed all that we were promised. Our promise to Canada is that we shall return." Prince William also once again paid tribute to Canada's military and its role in Afghanistan.

William and Kate's trip to Calgary coincided with the Calgary Stampede, an annual rodeo, parade, exhibition and festival which is known as 'The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth' and which attracts over one million visitors per year. 

After launching the Calgary Stampede, the couple visited Calgary Zoo for a reception hosted by Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach who highlighed some of the research, particularly aimed at protecting the environment, taking place in the province.

Then on Friday afternoon the royal couple flew to California in the USA for a their three day visit.

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