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Details of Royal visit sketched out

September 23, 2016 9:57 A.M.


KELOWNA — It will be a short but event-filled visit to Okanagan for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

A more detailed schedule for their one-afternoon visit has been released and the Royal couple's day is planned down to the minute.

After flying into Kelowna Tuesday morning, Prince William and Kate Middleton will arrive at the UBC Okanagan campus at 12:35 p.m.

The couple will participate in a public ceremony in the central courtyard that will include the dedication of a new aboriginal art installation commissioned to celebrate UBC's centennial and the 10th anniversary of the Okanagan campus.

Following the public ceremony in the central courtyard, the Duke and Duchess will be greeted by approximately 1,500 UBC students in the gymnasium and attend a women’s volleyball inter-squad game.

Only UBC Okanagan students who have tickets to attend will be admitted into the gymnasium for this portion of the royal visit.

However, a public viewing area will be available in the central courtyard and an additional gathering area will be set up in the University Commons north of the University Centre building.

The entire visit, including the public ceremony in the central courtyard and the Duke and Duchess’s visit with students in the gymnasium will be televised on large screens in the courtyard and at the University Commons for those assembled on campus.

UBC will also be live streaming the entire visit online.

The Duke and Duchess will depart campus at 1:40 p.m. immediately following their time with students and head to Mission Hill Winery.

They are expected at about 2 p.m. to sample the Okanagan's "world-class wine, cheese, and food" and meet with local young people who are learning about potential careers in food and agriculture.

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