Prince William and princess Catherine arrive in Canada

Prince William and princess Catherine arrive in Canada

Prince William-Kate Middleton (Reuters)

Ottawa (ANTARA News/AFP) - Britain`s Prince William and new bride Princess Catherine arrived in the Canadian capital on Thursday to begin their first official foreign trip as a couple, AFP journalists saw.

Thousands desperate to glimpse the pair lined the streets of Ottawa ahead of their first scheduled event, a wreath-laying ceremony at a World War I memorial at 1835 GMT.

During a nine-day tour packed with pomp and pageantry they will also celebrate Canada`s national holiday and take in lighter events such as a cooking class, aboriginal sports and a rodeo. (*)

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