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16th Aug 2016

The Royals Are Planning A Family Holiday This Autumn

Katie Mythen-Lynch

The summer might be nearing an end, but there’s more fun in store for Prince George and his little sister Princess Charlotte this autumn.

In July, Kensington Palace announced that Prince William and Kate would be returning to Canada in September, taking in British Columbia and the territory of Yukon as part of their visit.

Now it’s been revealed that the couple will be taking their two children along with them.

Prince George (3) famously won the hearts of young and old when he accompanied his parents on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2014 but this will be Princess Charlotte’s first royal trip overseas.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be travelling on the invitation of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to mark its upcoming 150th birthday celebrations in 2017. Sources say they will travel first class to Vancouver in late September, with an entourage including the family nanny and Kate’s hairdresser Amanda Cook.

The pair first visited Canada in July of 2011 as newlyweds. Aside from their official duties, they found time for a little fun, even taking cooking classes at l’Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec.

Kate made a point of wearing Canadian fashion designers at various points throughout the trip, including a navy blue blazer by Toronto-based Smythe les Vestes and an arrival outfit by Montreal designer Erdem Moralioglu, accessorising with Queen Elizabeth II’s maple leaf brooch, first worn during her 1951 tour of Canada.

In March, the Duke and Duchess enjoyed a short skiing holiday with their children in the French Alps, their first holiday as a family of four and the first time either of the children had played in the snow.

We look forward to getting a peek at the next album of family holiday snaps.