Friday, July 01, 2011

William and Kate kick off Canadian tour with Canada Day celebration in Ottawa

Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends.

Today, Canada’s Capital Region around Ottawa buzzes with activity, as Canadians from across the country and visitors from elsewhere flock to the Capital to show national pride and celebrate Canada's 144th birthday.

An estimated half-million people will show up to greet Their Royal Highnesses, Prince William and Catherine, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! The royal couple will celebrate Canada Day on Parliament Hill during their first overseas trip as a married couple and the jubilant crowds on hand for their arrival in Canada Thursday treated them like rock stars. People came from miles away to see Kate and William. As an example, a reporter interviewed two sisters from Illinois who drove 21 hours to the see couple.

Goto CBCNEWS coverage & videos for recaps and updates.

Kate and William will be in Canada for 9 days before heading to L.A. Read their full itinerary.

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