Prince William, Kate arrive in Canada for tour

Prince William, Kate arrive in Canada for tour

June 30th, 2011 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding service at Westminster Abbey in London, in this Friday, April, 29, 2011 file photo. The programme of their first overseas trip, released in London, Tuesday June 21, 2011, sounds almost like a second honeymoon: barbecues, canoe trips, a full-day of down time free of official duties, and a chance to see the length and breadth of Canada at its full summer glory. They will see much of Canada on an eight-day voyage to celebrate Commonwealth ties, then zip in to Los Angeles, where many of the world's leading gossip columnists, fashion critics and Hollywood know-it-alls will try not to seem starstruck by the hot young royals.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Prince William and Kate have arrived in Canada for their first official overseas trip since their wedding.

A Canadian military plane carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed today at Ottawa's international airport.

The newlyweds will take part in Canada Day celebrations, open the world-renowned Calgary Stampede and hand out flags to newly minted Canadians at a citizenship ceremony during their nine-day tour before jetting off to Los Angeles.

The young prince and his wife have star power to burn and Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore reckons this will be one will be the most-watched royal tour in Canada's history.

The trip starts in the nation's capital where will lay a wreath at the National War Memorial before attending a reception.