Thursday, September 29, 2016

Will and Kate's tour of Canada with kids in tow

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on an eight-day visit to B.C. and Yukon that will take them from Victoria to Vancouver, Bella Bella, Kelowna, Whitehorse, Haida Gwaii and back to Victoria, where their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are staying.  Here, the royal couple wave as they arrive at the airport in Whitehorse, on Sept. 27, 2016.

whitehorse arrival
(Chris Wattie/Reuters)

Whirlwind tour of Yukon

Prince William and Kate's 24-hour visit to Yukon included community festivals in Whitehorse and Carcross, a drop-in at a carving shed in Carcross and a visit to the MacBride Museum, complete with an RCMP greeting.

yukon mountie william kate sept 28
(Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
William and Kate's arrival in Whitehorse began with the inspection of a guard composed of members of the Canadian Rangers and Junior Rangers at the airport, late Tuesday.

william kate whitehorse
(Chris Wattie/Reuters)

Taste of British Columbia

Tuesday's itinerary, which began in B.C., also included greeting young chefs during the Taste of British Columbia event at Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna.

okanagan wine tour
(Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

(Chris Wattie/Reuters)

Okanagan volleyball

A volleyball game at UBC's Okanagan campus was also on their agenda.

William kate bc basketball

Cultural sharing

Monday, the third day of their official visit, included a stop in Bella Bella, on the central coast of B.C., where the royal couple attended a cultural sharing ceremony.

(Kevin Light/Reuters)

Great Bear Rainforest

William and Kate were scheduled for an aerial tour of the Great Bear Rainforest, but rough weather prevented the flyover. Despite the rain, William went ahead with a ceremony to dedicate the Great Bear Rainforest to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy trust. The B.C. government earlier this year agreed to protect the majority of the area from logging.

Royal Visit 20160926 Bella Bella BC Sept 26 2016
(Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Kate's brooch

The Duchess of Cambridge's go-to accessory throughout her Western Canadian tour is a maple leaf brooch adorning her colourful dresses, seen here at a Victoria ceremony. The brooch was given to the late Queen Mother, Elizabeth, from her husband King George VI, to commemorate her state visit to Canada in 1939.

Royal visit kate william
(Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Vancouver crowds

Crowds were on hand Sunday when the royal couple travelled to Vancouver to tour an addiction centre for mothers and meet newly arrived Syrian refugees.

Royal Visit 20160925 Kate greets crowd in Vancouver Sept 25 2016
(Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Justin and Sophie with William and Kate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau joined William and Kate in Vancouver.

Royal Visit 20160925 Trudeau Duchess Cambridge Sept 25 2016
(Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
William toured the Kitsilano coast guard station with GrĂ©goire Trudeau.

Royal Visit 20160925 Prince William Sept 25 2016
(Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

First Nations elders

William and Kate started their visit in Victoria on Saturday when they visited the B.C. Legislature, where they were met by First Nations elders.

Royal Visit 20160924 Duchess of Cambridge Sept 24 2016
(Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Royal kids

William and Kate brought Charlotte and George with them to Canada, but the children did not join their parents on their travels around B.C. The royal children will remain at Government House with their nanny while their parents carry out more than 30 engagements during the tour, which concludes Saturday.

Royal Visit 20160924 Princess Charlotte Sept 24 2016
(Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Royal Visit 20160924 Prince George Sept 24 2016
(Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

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