The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be eagerly anticipating their summer tour of Canada and details of the visit have been released.
William and Kate's first overseas trip as a married couple will take them to eight cities as they get to know the Commonwealth nation's people.
They will travel across Canada's vast open spaces from June 30 to July 8, visiting a range of destinations from Charlottetown on the shores of Prince Edward Island in the east, to the remote settlement of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories.
The detailed itinerary for the nine-day trip has not been officially released but one of the highlights is likely to be the royal couple's appearance at Canada Day celebrations in the capital Ottawa on July 1.
Calgary, their final leg, coincides with the start of the world famous Calgary Stampede - an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival dubbed the "greatest outdoor show on Earth" which they may visit.
Other cities which will feature include Gatineau, Quebec City, Montreal and Summerside on Prince Edward Island.
America is the last stop for the royal couple and they will spend their time in Los Angeles and the surrounding area on a three-day official visit supporting Britain's interests in the US.
A royal source said: "The couple are very much looking forward to their first joint royal tour. Their purpose is to strengthen the very strong ties that exist between Canada and their royal family and for the duke and the duchess to get to know Canada better."
The Commonwealth country is one of the Queen's realms - meaning she is not a foreign monarch but the country's sovereign and head of state.
So the Duke and Duchess are members of the Canadian royal family and the country's authorities are taking the lead in organising the trip. The country's airforce will also fly William and Kate there and provide all their flights throughout the tour.