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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Beltline


One of the most exciting aspects of the 2011 Stampede is the royal visit from Will and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  The newly-weds are concluding their week long tour of Canada in the Beltline by making a stop at the Calgary Stampede.

The couple began their tour by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on June 30th. Their non-stop itinerary has saw them at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill, at a tree-planting ceremony in Montreal, and playing shinny with youth in Yellowknife. 

The Alberta leg of the tour will include a visit to Slave Lake on Wednesday where the couple will engage residents, rescue workers, and dignitaries who have been affected by the recent wildfires.  Finally, the Royal Couple will finish their Canadian tour with an appearance at the Calgary Stampede Parade. 

Thousands of Calgarians are expected to line the parade route to catch a glimpse of the royal couple as they officially kick off the parade at 8:55 am with Prime Minister Stephan Harper and Parade Marshal Rick Hansen.

The couple will also be engaging in two additional public events during their stay in Calgary. On July 7, the Royal Highnesses will be appearing at Beltline's BMO centre in Stampede Park from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. The public is also invited to join the Duke and Duchess at the official send off to the airport at Calgary Rotary Challenger Park from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Both events will require wristbands to ensure entry.





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