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Summer Solstice Marks Prince William's 29th Birthday, Release of Itinerary for 2011 Royal Tour

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2011 Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
The Druids practiced religious festivals here before both 
Christianity and the Monarchy were firmly established in England

Today, the 2011 summer solstice was not only the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, but marked some significant dates for royal watchers.  It is Prince William's 29th birthday and a detailed itinerary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Canadian Tour was also officially released by Clarence House and Rideau Hall.  This will be their first state visit abroad as a newly married couple.

So how did the Duke of Cambridge spend his birthday? He spent it like many of his subject do by having go into work! William was on full duty today in Wales where he works as a helicopter search and rescue pilot.  It's unclear if Kate was able to celebrate his birthday as she is reportedly in London preparing for their visit to Canada.  It's also reported that they are cutting the staff they will bring with them on this trip by half to save taxpayer money.

While the first day of summer felt warm and like summer in parts of Canada, other parts of the country were cold and did not. Hopefully, there is warm summer weather for their visit to Canada. But if not the public shouldn't be worried, as they are going to visit famously sunny Los Angeles afterwards! The complete itinerary for the 2011 Royal Tour of Canada may be found on the Official Government of Canada web site here.