Three cheers for Canadian publisher Dundurn, which has published the first book about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first overseas tour to Canada.
Young Royals on Tour is a slick, well-produced soft-cover book that covers the July trip to Canada. The author is Christina Blizzard, a journalist who has worked for The Toronto Sun and The Guardian. She is now the Queen's Park columnist for QMI, a Canadian news agency.
Young Royals on Tour: William & Catherine in Canada
Blizzard provides a detailed day-by-day description of William and Catherine's tour. Each day - Ottawa, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Slave Lake and Calgary. The text is complemented by superb photos, the majority of which were taken by QMI photographers. This is a far better effort than Hello's recent special issue on the Canadian tour.
The book also includes photographs from previous Canadian tours by Queen Elizabeth II -- and yes, there are also a few photos of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, included the famous edited photograph showing Diana greeting her two young sons on the HMS Britannia. The Prince of Wales, who was standing right next to Diana, was edited out of the photograph. (This was done to give the impression that Charles was an uncaring father, which was far from the actual truth, but misconceptions sell more newspapers.)
The book has 64 pages and costs $14.99/£9.99.
Five stars for Young Royals on Tour William & Catherine in Canada. Dundurn has made this book available for sale through Amazon, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.ca. The book can also be purchased at bookstores throughout Canada. It is not available at American bookstores.