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TODAY   |  July 07, 2011

Duke, duchess saddle up for ‘cow town’ tour

Before heading to California, Prince William and Catherine are expected to attend the famed Calgary stampede during the last stop of their Canadian tour. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports.

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>>> back now at 7:50. as prince william and catherine get ready to leave canada for sunny california. but not before a stampede. peter is in calgary. good morning.

>>> good morning to you, welcome to calgary, the seventh and final city on the canadian leg of the north american tour. it's known for the cowboys and the rodeo and the royals are expected to get involved in both. it's one more stop left, the highly anticipated trip to los angeles . kate 's first time in the u.s., that could even leave hollywood star struck. as they got one step closer to california, william and kate said good-bye to the northwest territories early wednesday. these canadian rangers seen loading the duchess's now famous wardrobe has caught eyes every step of the way. among those seeing them off, 6-year-old riley oafer who wanted to drive helicopters and idolizes the prince. it's supposed to be a day off, a chance for a little royal r&r. but the duke and duchess added another stop bringing comfort to a small town devastated by wild fires every spring.

>> look at everybody here. everybody's spirits are lifted right now. no one is worried about their houses or other things. right now it's will and kate .

>> while the destination for the royal downtime is guarded, it's widely speculated the newlyweds would escape here, to the canadian rockies somewhere near the xrseenic town of jasper. canada's cow town is gearing up. the young royals are accustomed to a horse or two. but today, they'll saddle up for the famed calgary stampede . they like to say some of the best cowboys are cowgirls. what do you wear for a royal rodeo.

>> hope she wears a big western cowboy hat .

>> a nicer cowgirl dress with classier boots.

>> belt buckles to bling, they better clean up quickly. an a-list hollywood crowd is waiting. nicole kidman , tom hanks , even jennifer lopez all among the celebrities expected to welcome the wales. arguably the most glamorous events. everyone is waiting to see what kate looks like as a cowgirl. we'll bring that home for you.

>> i'd like to see that on you.