Kate Middleton and Prince William wowed fans at the world famous Calgary Stampede earlier today, where more than 400,000 fans gathered to catch a glimpse of The Royal Couple.
Former Calgary Stampede Queen Margaret Clark who rode in the parade tells HollywoodLife.com, “400,000 people showed up at the Calgary Stampede parade to see the Royal Couple, the most EVER in it’s history and the Stampede has been around for 99 years!”
“Kate looked gorgeous, even prettier than in her photos,” Margaret tells HollywoodLife.com. “Price Williams had his arm around her almost the entire time. They looked darling and weren’t afraid to be affectionate in front of all their fans. After they rode in the pre-parade, Kate and Prince Williams sat in the bleachers to watch the official parade. That sat in a special area with the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper and other government officials.”
“After watching the parade for about 30 minutes, they left and were holding hands. It was so sweet. They look very much in love,” describes Margaret.
The Royal Couple then headed to the Calgary Zoo for a special reception. According to The Calgary Herald the Premier of Alberta, Ed Stelmach announced a new $50,000 Duke and Duchess of Cambridge scholarship in honor of their royal visit.
“This new scholarship will create a special, lasting legacy of the royal couple’s visit to our province,” said Premier Ed Stelmach.
“Fantastic,” Prince Charles told Stelmach.
The scholarship follows Alberta’s wedding gift to the Royal Couple, a $25,000 donation to seven youth shelters in the province.