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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kate and William to take entourage of just SEVEN on tour to Canada and the U.S.


On duty: The Duke and Duchess will take just seven members of the royal household with them when they visit Canada and the US at the end of the month

The Duke and Duchess' entourage will include Kate's hairdresser, James Pryce, but no 'dresser'

William will give a number of speeches and addresses but his wife will not be speaking publicly

The couple will be in Canada from June 30 to July 8 and will then spend two days in Los Angeles

Sunshine state: The Royal couple's Canadian tour will be followed by a three day trip to California this July

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have an entourage of just seven people for their tour of Canada and the US, St James's Palace said today.

Seven may seem like quite a lot of support for two people. But the entourage includes two press secretaries and a couple of private secretaries to ensure that royal protocol is followed.

Catherine - who is fast becoming a fashion icon - has broken with tradition by asking not asked to be accompanied by a dresser.

But she will be taking her hairdresser, James Pryce, to help style her look for the many engagements on her itinerary.

Breaking with tradition: Catherine will not be taking a dresser with her, but she will be accompanied by her hairdresser James Pryce

William and Catherine will fly out to North America with the small group of Royal Household staff to help them during the 11-day trip, which begins at the end of the month.

Royal officials said they have tried to keep the entourage as small as possible while still providing enough support for the Duchess, who will be making her first official overseas trip as a member of the monarchy.

Outlining the reason for the US trip, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, their private secretary said: 'The visit will support the interests of the United Kingdom through the prism of the royal couple's interests.

'The Unites States' West Coast is a tremendously important market for British business.

'The Duke and Duchess will support UK technology investment as well as the creative industries through Bafta.

source :dailymail


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