As we're gearing up to celebrate Canada Day - the country's birthday - an excitement is building in the Canadian capital. On July 1, Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will attend the Canada Day festivities in Ottawa on their first official Royal Tour visit overseas!
The buzz created surrounding the Royal Tour is reminiscent of when Canada was host to another first official visit in 2009 -- that of President Obama. For example, after an impromptu visit by President Obama, a local bakery did huge business in Canada-themed maple leaf cookies. Word on the street is that the bakery is now preparing something special for the Royal Tour.
Excitement is also growing at the U.S. Embassy. Young Embassy family members recently gathered to create their own royal-themed fascinators (stylish hats) in red, white, and blue. One of our own colleagues, who happened to be a bride the same day as the royal wedding, was invited among other local couples to join Canada's Governor General along with the Duke and Duchess for a tree-planting ceremony on the grounds of Rideau Hall.
Canada Day is celebrated all over the world, including the United States, with joint Independence Day-Canada Day fireworks displays between the border cities of Detroit and Windsor, and Buffalo and Fort Erie. This year on Canada Day, we will celebrate Canada's 144th birthday not only with our Canadian neighbors, but with Their Royal Highnesses as well. We welcome you to join us.
Happy Canada Day!
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