Busy Month of June for William and Kate

Before the big Canadian tour at the end of June, the couple will attend several high profile public events. There is Trooping the Colour on June 11. Kate, in formal get-up including a hat, will travel down the Mall in a carriage, while William, in his Irish Guards uniform, complete with a bearskin, is expected to ride a horse. It will end with their triumphant  return to the Palace balcony.

Then there are the 90th birthday celebrations for the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle, and Garter Day on June 13, with a procession at Windsor and service at St George’s Chapel for those, including William, who hold Britain’s highest order of chivalry, the Order of the Garter.

She is also said to be polishing her French for their tour of Canada, which begins on June 30. She is very much aware that the nation’s sizeable French-speaking population will judge her on her accent and command of the language — the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William are all fluent.