William and Kate are California dreamin'

After skipping across Canada for 10 days, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will head to California. (Getty Images)

California, here they come.

Prince William and his bride Kate (sorry ... Catherine) will be making a side trip to the U.S. state after they finish their 10-day tour of Canada this summer.

St. James's Palace have announced the couple will be in the land of milk and honey and Arnold Schwarzenegger from July 8-10. It's the first time the Duchess of Cambridge has ever been to the States, although a genealogical study showed she has ancentral connections to the country's first president, George Washington. William has visited the U.S. privately, but this is his first official visit.

Their Canadian visit starts June 30 and includes stops in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island, Quebec. They will be in Ottawa for the July 1 Canada Day festivities.

It's a good bet they'll be seeing their friends David and Victoria Beckham in California, where the celebrity couple have inhabited a Bel Air mansion since 2007 when Becks signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Meanwhile, the couple is reportedly preparing for a 10-day delayed honeymoon in May on an island in the Indian Ocean. There were reports that William would be sent to the Falkland Islands later this year as part of his helicopter pilot duties with the RAF search and rescue team. However, Clarence House has denied the claims.





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Perhaps they can skip Canada? We have Canada Day on July 1st. and they will take all the attention away from it. We have Victoria Day in May (our last royal link with Britain in 1867), and they should be happy that we still celebrate that (I don't)! Fairy tales are for children!

I hope there paying for there trip and security not us taxpayers I dought it!!!

Seeing as they'll be at the Canada Day events in Ottawa, a rational person would conclude they'll draw attention to the celebration, rather than distract from it.

Similarly rational people would also understand that a country covers the costs incurred when a member of its royal family carries out official duties for said country. Presiding over government organised events; meeting with Canadian community, charity, and business leaders to foster relations between they and the Crown; representing the non-partisan personification of Canada, i.e. the Queen; these things are not part of a private holiday.

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