Prince William, Kate arrive in Canada for tour

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Prince William and Kate have arrived in Canada for their first official overseas trip since their wedding.

A Canadian military plane carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed Thursday at Ottawa's international airport.

The newlyweds will take part in Canada Day celebrations, open the world-renowned Calgary Stampede and hand out flags to newly minted Canadians at a citizenship ceremony during their nine-day tour before jetting off to Los Angeles.

The young prince and his wife have star power to burn and Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore reckons this will be one will be the most-watched royal tour in Canada's history.

The trip starts in the nation's capital where will lay a wreath at the National War Memorial before attending a reception.