September 12, 2016 - 7:55 AM
VICTORIA - More details about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William and Kate’s trip to B.C. have been released along with perhaps the biggest news — they are bringing the kids.
The updated itinerary includes events open to the public. For fans of the royal couple in the interior, the pair will make an appearance at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan where they’ll meet students and community on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The exact time hasn’t been released, but they will be watching an exhibition volleyball game by the university’s women’s team, according to a press release.
Then they will take part in the 'Taste of British Columbia' festival at Mission Hill Winery.
"The Okanagan region is producing world-class wine, cheese, and food and The Duke and Duchess will have a chance to sample some of the province's best offerings," says a release from Kensington Palace. "They will also meet with local young people who are learning about potential careers in food and agriculture."
It isn't clear when or where exactly children Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be joining them, but they will be on the trip.
The couple will have their official welcome to Canada on Saturday, Sept. 24 in Victoria at the parliament buildings, followed the next day with an event at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver.
On Saturday, Oct. 1 they’ll leave from Victoria's Inner Harbour, with a public departure.
The trip is an opportunity for the British royalty to learn about the province’s diversity, Premier Christy Clark says in the release.
"The Duke and Duchess will also be meeting British Columbians making positive changes such as conserving the Great Bear Rainforest, innovating approaches to addressing mental illness, and welcoming new Canadians,” she says in the release.
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