Prince William, Kate Middleton to Visit California
The newlyweds are extending their stay in North America this summer, the palace confirms.
Newlyweds Kate Middleton and Prince William will visit California this summer, St James' palace confirms.
They are expected to be hosted by former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, reports the U.K. Telegraph. PHOTOS: What Kate Middleton and famous guests wore to the wedding
They'll be in the the state from July 8 to 10. They'll spend the week prior in Canada, celebrating Canada Day in Ottawa on July 1. PHOTOS: Kate Middleton and Prince William say "I do"
It will be the first time Middleton has ever traveled to the U.S., and the first time Prince William has visited in an official capacity. PHOTOS: Famous royal weddings
Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper invited the couple to visit the country after they announced their engagement last November.
Canada is issuing stamps in honor of their visit. The Queen appears on currency in the country. She conducted her 22nd official visit last July.
The newlyweds will be separated for two-and-a-half months if the Royal Air Force posts Prince William in the Falkland Islands, off the coast of Africa, next year. That is 8,000 miles away from the U.K.
The pair wed on April 29 in a wedding that was broadcast by 300 countries internationally. PHOTOS: The 9 wackiest wedding celebrations
Their ceremony set online streaming records, and beat out ratings from Princess Diana and Prince Charles' 1981 wedding. 22.8 million viewers and 18.6 million households tuned in in America, according to Nielsen stats.