List of official overseas trips made by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the official Canada Day celebration in Ottawa, 2011, during their first joint royal tour outside the United Kingdom

This is a list of official overseas visits and Commonwealth tours made by the Duke of Cambridge. Prince William, as a child, first traveled with his parents on official visits and tours. Now he is one of the United Kingdom's most important ambassadors; sometimes the Duke travels overseas as a representative of the UK.[1] The Duke also undertakes tours of Commonwealth realms, of which his paternal grandmother is the queen, as her representative or as a member of the realm's royal family.

Summary of official overseas visits[edit]

Number of visits Country
1 visit Afghanistan, Bhutan, Botswana, China, Denmark, France, India, Japan, Lesotho, Malaysia, Malta, Poland, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tuvalu, Vietnam[2]
2 visits Belgium, United States, Germany[3]
3 visits Australia, France
4 visits Canada
5 visits New Zealand

List of official overseas visits[edit]

Date Country Areas visited Notes
20 March–17 April 1983  Australia Alice Springs, Canberra, Melbourne At nine months old, the Prince accompanied The Prince and Princess of Wales on their official tour of Australia and New Zealand.[1][4]
17–30 April 1983  New Zealand Auckland The Prince accompanied The Prince and Princess of Wales.[1]
22–27 October 1991  Canada Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls Visit with The Prince and Princess of Wales and Prince Harry.[1]
23–24 March 1998  Canada Vancouver Visited Vancouver for public engagements with The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry.[1]
28 June–10 July 2005  New Zealand Wellington, Auckland Prince William was invited by the British and Irish Lions rugby team to join them on their tour to New Zealand. While there, the Prince also represented The Queen at events to commemorate the end of the Second World War.[1]
10 June 2006  Germany Frankfurt In his capacity as President of The Football Association, the Prince attended an opening round of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.[1]
17–19 January 2010  New Zealand Wellington, Auckland Prince William represented the Queen at the opening of the Supreme Court building.[5]
15–16 June 2010  Botswana Gaborone Prince William and Prince Harry visited Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa in June 2010. The visit was the first time that The Princes carried out joint engagements overseas, the visit to Botswana was on behalf of Tusk Trust, of which Prince William is Patron.[1]
15–19 June 2010  South Africa Cape Town In support of The FA’s Bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Prince, in his capacity as President of The Football Association, attended an opening round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[1]
15–19 June 2010  Lesotho Semonkong The Princes visited projects supported by Sentebale, the charity which Prince Harry founded with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho.[1]
14 November 2010  Afghanistan Camp Bastion Attended a Service of Remembrance.[1]
17–18 March 2011  New Zealand Christchurch, Greymouth Attended a Memorial service on behalf of The Queen for 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The Prince also visited Greymouth, near the site of the Pike River Mine disaster.[1]
19–21 March 2011  Australia Queensland, Victoria Prince William visited the flood damaged areas of Queensland and Victoria.[6]
30 June–8 July 2011  Canada Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Alberta The first official overseas tour of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after their wedding in April 2011.[1]
8–10 July 2011  United States Los Angeles In his capacity as President, the Duke and Duchess attended an event hosted by BAFTA.[1][7]
2 November 2011  Denmark Copenhagen The Duke and Duchess visited the UNICEF Headquarters.[1]
11–13 September 2012  Singapore Singapore Diamond Jubilee Tour on behalf of The Queen with The Duchess of Cambridge.[1] A state dinner was held in their honour by President Tony Tan.[8]
13–15 September 2012  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Sabah Diamond Jubilee Tour on behalf of The Queen with The Duchess of Cambridge.[1]
16–18 September 2012  Solomon Islands Honiara, Tavanipupu Diamond Jubilee Tour on behalf of The Queen with The Duchess of Cambridge.[1]
18–19 September 2012  Tuvalu Funafuti Diamond Jubilee Tour on behalf of The Queen with The Duchess of Cambridge.[1]
7–16 April 2014  New Zealand Wellington, Blenheim, Auckland, Hamilton, Cambridge, Dunedin, Queenstown, Christchurch Prince George accompanied The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their official tour of New Zealand and Australia.[1]
16–25 April 2014  Australia Sydney, Brisbane, Uluru, Adelaide, Canberra Prince George accompanied The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.[1]
6 June 2014  France Arromanches The Duke and Duchess attended the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings at Gold Beach.[1]
4 August 2014  Belgium Liege The Duke and Duchess attended First World War centenary commemorations at the Cointe Inter Allied Memorial, and the Saint Symphorien Military Cemetery.[1]
20–21 September 2014  Malta Valletta The Duke represented the Queen on the visit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Malta's Independence. The Duchess of Cambridge was originally due to undertake the visit, however she was suffering from acute morning sickness.[9]
7–9 December 2014  United States New York City, Washington, D.C. The Duke met with President Barack Obama in the White House.[10][11]
26 February–1 March 2015  Japan Tokyo, Fukushima, Ishinomaki, Onagawa The Duke met with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, and toured areas devastated by the 2011 Tsunami.[12][13]
1–4 March 2015  China Beijing, Shanghai, Xishuangbanna The Duke met with President Xi Jinping.[12][14]
10–13 April 2016  India Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga The Duke and Duchess met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.[15]
14–15 April 2016  Bhutan Thimpu The Duke and Duchess met with Druk Gyalpo (King of Bhutan) Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his Queen consort, Jetsun Pema.
16 April 2016  India Agra The Duke and Duchess visited India again to see the Taj Mahal in Agra.
23 August 2016  Germany Düsseldorf The Duke visited Düsseldorf to celebrate 70 years of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.[3]
24 September– 1 October 2016  Canada British Columbia, Yukon Prince George and Princess Charlotte accompanied The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their official tour of Canada.
16–17 November 2016  Vietnam Hanoi The Duke visited Vietnam to promote wildlife conservation.[2]
17–18 March 2017  France Paris The Duke and Duchess met with President François Hollande.
9 April 2017  France Lille The Duke and Prince Harry attended the centenary commemorations for the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
17–19 July 2017  Poland Warsaw, Gdansk Prince George and Princess Charlotte accompanied The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
19–21 July 2017  Germany Berlin, Heidelberg, Hamburg Prince George and Princess Charlotte accompanied The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Countries visited". The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Rhiannon Mills (16 November 2016). "Prince William visits Vietnam to promote wildlife conservation". Sky News. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Prince William to travel to Germany ahead of Cambridges' Canada tour". Hello!. Yahoo! News. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Prince William and Kate to visit Australia and New Zealand in April". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Visit of Prince William to New Zealand". New Zealand High Commission London. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Prince William sees cyclone recovery work in Australia". BBC News. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Royals William and Kate to Attend L.A. 'BAFTA Brits to Watch' Event." 28 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Prince William and Kate visit Singapore". BBC News. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "A statement about The Duchess of Cambridge no longer visiting Malta this weekend". http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/. Retrieved 2 March 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  10. ^ "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the United States of America". http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/. Retrieved 2 March 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  11. ^ "Prince William meets Barack Obama at the White House". BBC News. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "HRH The Duke of Cambridge to visit Japan and China - Focus on cultural exchange and creative partnerships". http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/. Retrieved 2 March 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  13. ^ "Prince William meets Japan tsunami survivors who handwrote newspaper". BBC News. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Prince William meets Chinese President Xi Jinping". BBC News. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "Prince William and Kate Middleton Had Lunch With Narendra Modi". Time. Retrieved 12 April 2016.