Confirmed! Prince William, Kate Visiting California!

Prince William and Kate Middleton
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Party in the USA!

After some speculation earlier this week, Prince William and new wife Kate will indeed visit the West Coast — California! — this summer, Clarence House confirmed Thursday morning in a statement.

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"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit California, United States of America, following their Tour of Canada in July this year," the Palace says. As previously announced, William, 28, and Kate, 29, will kick off their first overseas trip with an extensive tour of Canada. Their California jaunt will be from July 8 to 10, with a detailed itinerary provided at a later date.

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The Palace notes that, although William has visited the U.S. privately, it's his first "official" visit. As for the Duchess, the U.S. trip will be a whole new world, indeed: "The Duchess of Cambridge has never before visited the United States of America officially or privately."

Earlier this week, royal watcher Andrew Morton speculated that the royal couple could hang out with the likes of fellow Brits-turned-L.A.-transplants David and Victoria Beckham, who attended their Friday wedding.

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