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The original Kate Middleton is coming to Canada

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The original Kate Middleton is coming to Canada

A royal couple is coming to Canada. No it's not Wills and Kate. It's Frederik and Mary. Prince Frederik is the future King of Denmark. And he's married to Crown Princess Mary, who is Australian and a commoner, just like Kate Middleton. She also looks a lot like Kate as well. Or rather, Kate looks like Mary, since Mary is older and became a princess first. The Danish royal couple are making a visit to Canada in September or October. Unfortunately, no dates or locations have been confirmed yet. So before they arrive in the fall, here's a bit of info about this couple. Frederik and Mary met in Australia during the 2000 Summer Olympics. When they first met, Mary didn't know who Frederik was, he just introduced himself as "Fred." But not long after she found out he was the future King of Denmark. This sounds like another royal love story we adore. They couple quickly fell in love and announced their engagement in October 2003 and were married in May 2004. Of course before Mary could become a Princess she had to learn Danish! Those Princess Lessons would have been a challenge. Frederik and Mary have four adorable kids: Christian, Isabella and twins Vincent and Josephine. They have brought their kids with them on royal trips before, so maybe we will see these little cuties when they come to Canada. Now, where should they visit when they come? Since it hasn't been announced where the couple will visit, here are some of my picks for what cities they should explore. 1. Banff, Alberta The royals are avid skiers. Now September/October isn't the bets time to ski, but as ski lovers I'm sure they would love to visit the legendary slopes. I could see the couple staying at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. 2. Toronto, Ontario Hopefully the mayor drama is over by the time they arrive. Even if it's not, I think the couple should still come to Toronto. Princess Mary would love to visit the Ontario Art Gallery. There are so many beautiful exhibits to see. The royal couples Danish home is decorated with many contemporary Danish artists, so I would love for them to see our amazing Canadian talent. Plus, Princess Mary and Prince Frederik are avid photographers, so the AGO is the perfect museum for them to visit. 3. Quebec City Princess Mary actually studied French and was an English tutor in Paris before she married Frederik. So I think Mary would thrive in Quebec. Quebec has so many amazing festivals and celebrations in the fall, including the Quebec International of Sacred Music. First we wow them with the art in Ontario and then the music in Quebec City. Of course the amazing fall colours would also be mesmerizing for the couple to see. 4. Kings County, New Brunswick The royal couple can schedule in some romance when they come to New Brunswick for the Atlantic International Balloon Festival. Can you imagine how breath-taking the photos would be? Maybe they will give us a royal kiss while in the air? Once they've seen the balloons, they can head to the Feast in the Field in Fredericton,where they can taste beers and wines from local restaurants. 5. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories No trip to Canada is complete until you've seen the spectacular Northern Lights. The couple can stay in the Aurora Village and enjoy some hiking, where they might even spot some Buffalo. I think this is the perfect trip for the couple, they see our beautiful wilderness, the art and then have some Canadian beer. Where would you like to see the couple visit? Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Frankie Fouganthin
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