William and Kate are coming to BC this fall

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to B.C. and Yukon will be their second to Canada since getting married five years ago

OTTAWA—The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will pay a visit to Canada this fall — their second since getting married five years ago.

Prince William and his wife, Kate, will visit British Columbia and Yukon later this year, Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced Wednesday.

“Our true Canadian pride and spirit will shine and be at the very heart of this visit so they can feel at home,” Johnston said in a statement.

It’s the royal couple’s second visit to Canada. Their first, following the 2011 wedding, took them to Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Charlottetown, Summerside, Yellowknife, Calgary and Slave Lake after that community was ravaged by a forest fire.

The then-newlyweds drew large crowds wherever they went, including a packed Canada Day gathering on Parliament Hill.

The visit was also seen as a way to engage young Canadians with the monarchy, given the perception of waning interest compared to that of older Canadians.

In a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the visit will present a chance for Canadians of all background to meet with the Duke and Duchess “and learn more about our heritage, traditions, and institutions.”

The federal government is to release more details of the tour at a later date.

There was also no immediate word whether the couple’s children, George and Charlotte, would accompany them to Canada.

The Canadian Press

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