See all the pics of Prince William and Kate Middleton on their first official Royal tour. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's trip starts in Canada before moving on to America...
See all the pics of Prince William and Kate Middleton on their first official Royal tour. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s trip starts in Canada before moving on to America…
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Kate and William start their day by attending a party for Tusk Trust. William is patron of the charity, which supports conservation work and education in Africa.
Kate chats to Reese Witherspoon, a supporter of Tusk Trust, at the reception. Kate went back to her high street favourites as she wore a top and skirt from Whistles.
Kate and Wills head away from the glamour of Hollywood to visit the Inner-City Arts academy. There the pair show off their artistic skills and make moulds of their hands.
Kate and Wills make the final stop on their tour at Hollywood’s Sony Studios for Service Nation: Mission Serve, an event honouring members of the armed services. Wills thanked the US for making him and Kate welcome and made a sly dig at his brother Harry’s flying skills in his final speech of the tour.
Kate and William start their first full day in the US with a charity polo match. Kate looks stunning in a handpainted silk dress by Jenny Packham, while William finally got out of his suit!
William shows off his polo skills as he takes part in the charity match.
Kate congratulates William on his team’s win in the polo with a subtle kiss on the cheek.
Kate and Wills done on their finest clothes for their red carpet event. Kate wore a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen creation to the BAFTA Brits To Watch bash.
Even the A-listers get nervous around Royalty! Nicole Kidman is eager to chat to Prince William at the bash.
The normally flamboyant J-Lo seems a little shy when she chats to William and Kate.
William has fun chatting to actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson.
Kate and William re-wear their western style clothes to watch the Calgary Stampede.
The Royals are treated to a roaring send-off at the Calgary Stampede.
Kate dons a red Catherine Walker dress coat and the Queen’s maple leaf broach to say a traditional farewell to Canada.
Kate made another change for the pair’s arrival in the US. She wore a beautiful blue-grey dress by Roksanda Ilincic.
Kate is instantly welcomed by the crowds and handed a red, white and blue bouquet of flowers.
Kate added a pop of colour as she changed in to a green Diane von Furstenberg Maja dress as the pair attend a private reception at the British Consul-General’s house.
William catches up with pal David Beckham at the reception. William wishes David good luck with the birth of his daughter.
After a quiet night alone, Kate and William arrive at Calgary International Airport. Kate looks stunning in a silk Jenny Packham number.
Excited at their arrival, 6-year-old Diamond Marshall, who suffers from cancer, rushed across the runway to present Kate with some gifts.
Kate thanked Diamond by giving her a warm hug.
Kate and Wills joke around as they are given a tour of the 21st Century Research and Innovation Centre in Calgary.
Kate and Wills are centre of attention as they arrive at the Calgary Stampede on a horse-drawn coach.
Donning traditional western clothes, Kate and William attend a rodeo.
Kate and Wills stare open-mouthed as they watch children and cowboys perform in the rodeo.
Kate and William don casual attire (Kate’s wearing her favourite pair of jeans) for a surprise visit to Slave Lake.
Kate and William see the effects of the devastating wildfire the town suffered in May. The couple then met rescue workers and families who lost their homes in the blaze.
Kate gratefully accepts flowers from wheelchair-bound 6-year-old Riley Oldford.
Kate adopts a relaxed look in jeans as she arrives in Yellowknife, Canada with William.
William and Kate share a laugh with Canadian officials as they are shown animal fur used for clothing at Lake Blatchford Lake.
Kate and William show of their water skills as they take part in a canoe ride.
Kate wears her first dress by a non-British/Canadian designer for another stop on her tour of Yellowknife. She chose a beige dress by Danish designer, by Malene Birger.
Kate and Wills get matching Team Canada hockey jerseys as they visit the team.
A keen hockey player, Kate says that if she wasn’t wearing heels she would’ve got involved in a game. Instead she dropped a ball at the start of the show match.
William tries to show off his hockey skills as he takes some penalty shots. The Prince is left embarrassed as he misses all 3 shots.
Kate and William are treated to a traditional show by native aboriginal dancers.
Kate and William started their 5th day in Canada by visiting Prince Edward Island – the setting for Kate’s favourite book Anne of Green Gables. The couple were welcomed by actors dressed in period costumes.
Kate reflected the vintage vibe by wearing a 1920s style cream pencil dress by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen – the designer of her wedding dress.
Prince William dons his fatigues as he prepares to do a helicopter water-landing for the crowds.
Kate looks like any normal wife as she gives William a supportive wave before his flight. Wearing a simple blue coat and red scarf, she clutched a camera to catch her own snaps of the landing.
Kate and William dress down as their tour arrives in Summerside.
Despite the wet weather, Kate and Wills are treated to a traditional beach clam bake.
Kate gets sporty as she takes on William in a dragon boat race in Dalvay Lake.
William gets a congratulatory hug from Kate after his team narrowly beat hers in the race. William said: ‘There’s no chivalry in sport,’ as he was handed a bottle of Champagne as his prize.
After spending the night at sea aboard the HMCS Montreal, Kate wore a electric blue Erdem dress for a religious ceremony.
Kate sparked speculation that the couple were planning on starting a family when a father wished her well in her efforts to become a mum. Kate replied: ‘Yes, I hope to,’ which was the first time she has spoken on the subject.
The couple visited the Maison Dauphine, a drop-in centre for homeless youths, and were treated to a magic show and a juggling act.
Kate and William hoped on a plane to attend a community event at Forts-de-Levis, Charlottetown. Kate impressed once again with her fashion choice wearing a nude-coloured Vanessa dress from Joseph.
William and Kate, dressed in a simple grey dress from Royal favourite Catherine Walker, attend a tree planting ceremony. At the event they met couples who married on the same day as them and couples celebrating big anniversaries, one said: ‘I hope you will be as fortunate as we have been in our marriage.’ The pair replied, ‘We hope so, too.’
Despite her polished look, Kate gets stuck into the tree planting – planting an Eastern Hemlock tree. The ceremony and the tree symbolises the couple’s enduring love for 800 years.
William gets involved in the tree planting, echoing his parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana who took part in the ceremony in 1983.
Kate and William made a trip to Montreal’s top cooking school, Institut de tourisme et d’hotellerie du Quebec. A student showed Kate how to make an amuse-bouche of foie gras on a toasted brioche with apple cider jelly. When asked if she liked to cook at home, Kate said that she likes to cook, but does not do fancy things.
After joking around, William got down to cooking and impressed with his lobster soufflé. The couple and their aides then ate the goods they made.
Despite protests outside, Kate and William were all smiles as they arrived at Montreal’s Sainte-Justine University Hospital. They visited a 10-year-old kidney transplant patient in the art therapy suite.
Kate and Wills started their second day of the tour by attending a citizenship ceremony. Kate wore a special maple-leaf style hat – Canada’s national symbol – teamed with the same Reiss dress she wore for her engagement pictures.
Kate and William take their tour to a Canada Day celebration which included a 21-gun salute and a flyover. William, who arrived with Kate in a horse-drawn carridge, spoke of his wife in his speech: ‘She heard about Canada not from her parents, but from her grandfather, a
wonderful man who passed away last year,’ he said. “[He] held this
country dear to his heart, for he trained in Alberta as a young pilot
during the Second World War.’
Kate makes another dress change for a evening of pop music and fireworks. Kate chose a purple Issa jersey dress teamed with the same maple leaf brooch she wore earlier for the occasion.
Kate boarded the plane in London in a sensible navy dress and blazer – 7 hours later she emerged polished and ready for action as she embarks on her first Royal tour as the Duchess of Cambridge.
Kate made a diplomatic choice for her first dress, she wore a navy, lace Cecile shift dress by Canadian designer Erdem, who has a British mother.
Kate’s reportedly taken her hairdresser James Pryce on the trip and he wisely styled her hair in a half-up, half-down style to combat the windy weather.
One of the pair’s first official duties was to attend a wreath-laying ceremony where William and Kate placed flowers on the grave of the unknown solider.
Kate spent lots of time meeting wellwishers, and she went down a storm. Excited fans scrambled to get a photo with the Duchess, who happily chatted with the crowd.
William had his fair share of admirers in the crowd as excited girls held Prince Charming banners.
Kate and William take a moment from their public duties to share a secret smile.
William impressed in his first speech where he spoke both French and English. He joked his French would get better the longer he was in Canada.
Kate made her third dress change of the day when she slipped into a black and white bird dress by Issa, the designer of her famous blue engagement dress. The couple’s planned BBQ was forced inside due to rain but the pair still mingled with students and shared stories of their own time at university.