The royal couple touched down at Ottawa Airport to begin their trip, where thousands of Canadians gathered to greet them!
The couple, both 29, stepped out onto the tarmac at Macdonald-Cartier International Airport in Ottawa June 30 and were greeted by dignitaries and photographers, before being transported to the center of the city to the National War Memorial, where more than 10,000 excited Canadians gathered to welcome them.
Wearing a conservative, yet fashionable knee-length dress by Canadian designer, Erdem Moralioglu, Kate was all smiles as she spoke with children and other fans, who gave her flowers. Despite being a windy day, the Duchess never looked a hair out of place.
Accompanied by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife, Laureen, Kate and William went to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and listened to a trumpeter play “Last Post.” Afterward, William placed a wreath on the monument and Kate did the same with a poesy.
The gracious couple went on to greet many of their admirers, who said they were thrilled to have the Duke and Duchess visiting, before heading to Ottawa’s Rideau Hall — the governor general’s house — for a welcome event.
According to the Daily Mail, William switched between French and English during his speech, saying, “Instilled in us by our parents and grandparents, who love this country, we have been looking forward to this moment for a very long time — and before we were married, we had a longing to come here together.”
Tomorrow the royals will participate in Canada Day — and will remember William’s mother, Princess Diana, who would have turned 50.
Are YOU excited for the rest of the royal tour, HollywoodLifers?
— William Earl & Kirstin Benson
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