Prince William and Princess Catherine are seen in London in June.
SUMMERSIDE - The Marine Wharf Terminal marshalling yard and Queen's Wharf will be the main areas of the city where the public can view the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they arrive in Summerside on Monday.
The royal couple will observe a Canadian Coast Guard search and rescue exercise from the deck of the Coast Guard ship Edward Cornwallis. The exercise will be carried out in Summerside Harbour.
"We are indeed pleased to have the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge here in our community and to have the opportunity to show them our Island hospitality," said National Revenue Minister Gail Shea.
Shea's office has announced Sgt. Randy McCourt of Wilmot Valley will present the book "Surveyors of Empire" to the Duke of Cambridge. McCourt is a veteran and was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, as the second in command of the Tactical Psychological Operations Team for the 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.
Fourteen-year-old Mariah Wedge, a flight corporal with Air Cadet Squadron 641 in Tignish, will present a bouquet of flowers to the Duchess of Cambridge.
For the expected thousands of visitors from near and far, mobile seating units have been set up along Harbourfront Drive. The city is also expected to set up seating along Water Street West, one of the main routes that goes through the city to Slemon Park where the couple will depart for the Northwest Territories.
The royal couple will arrive at Summerside Harbour at the Marine Wharf Terminal at about 3:55 p.m. Following the exercise, the couple will have an opportunity to meet with families who have been rescued by the Coast Guard.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will depart the waterfront at 4:55 p.m., driving to Slemon Park and the Summerside airport. They royal couple will fly out of Summerside at 5:30 p.m.
Residents are advised that Harbour Drive, east of the Harbour Quay entrance to the traffic lights at Water Street and Harbour Drive, will be restricted to vehicular traffic beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 4.
Holman's Wharf and the Transport Canada wharf will be closed. Queen's Wharf will be available to the public to view the visit.
The only restricted parking areas will be on the closed portion of Harbour Drive and those parking areas south of the closed area.
Downtown Summerside will be open for business. Sharkey's Restaurant and Arsenault's Fish Market will be open for business for pedestrian customers.
The City of Summerside is suggesting those looking for parking for the royal visit to park outside of the downtown area and walk down due to the heavy traffic that will be expected downtown. Credit Union Place and Three Oaks Senior High's parking lots are two of the suggested areas.