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Royal tour: William and Kate's day in Vancouver (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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Jenni Sheppard Sep 25, 2016 10:50 am

Prince William and his wife Kate have flown back to Victoria, after spending Sunday visiting Vancouver as part of their Royal Tour of Canada.

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Hundreds of people turned out at Jack Poole Plaza to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive by floatplane at around 11 am.

Will and Kate arriving by floatplane in Vancouver (Lindsay Barker/Daily Hive)

Will and Kate arriving by floatplane in Vancouver (Lindsay Barker/Daily Hive)

After receiving a civic welcome from Mayor Gregor Robertson and Premier Christy Clark, the royal couple went on walkabout to greet the crowds.

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While William wore a simple, black suit and black tie, Kate wore a custom made white and pink Alexander McQueen dress.

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After meeting wellwishers, Will and Kate were ushered into a motorcade for a visit to Downtown Eastside charity Sheway, which helps mothers battling addictions.

There they met with some of the mothers being assisted by the organization, and some of the children benefitting too.

Kate and Prince William leaving Sheway, a Downtown Eastside charity which helps mothers battling addiction (Lindsay Barker/Daily Hive)

Kate and Prince William leaving Sheway, a Downtown Eastside charity which helps mothers battling addiction (Lindsay Barker/Daily Hive)

William and Kate’s next stop was the Immigrant Services Society of BC where they were joined by PM Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.

The royals met with ISS of BC staff to learn about the housing and services being provided to refugees in Vancouver, and meet child refugees benefiting from the support.

As the day went on, the duke and duchess also met with young Canadians making a difference in their communities and young Olympians.

Finally, Will, Kate, Justin and Sophie finished up the day in Kits, where they were joined by Mayor Gregor Robertson at the newly reopened Kitsilano Coast Guard station.

Disappointed royal fans at waiting outside Kitsilano Coast Guard Station (Jenni Sheppard/Daily Hive)

Disappointed royal fans at waiting outside Kitsilano Coast Guard Station (Jenni Sheppard/Daily Hive)

Hundreds of royal fans had gathered in Vanier Park hoping for a walkabout, but were hugely disappointed when this didn’t happen.

Prince William and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau at Kitsilano Coast Guard Station (Jenni Sheppard/Daily Hive)

Prince William and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau at Kitsilano Coast Guard Station (Jenni Sheppard/Daily Hive)

Instead, the royals met with first responders, and took a short walk along the seawall, before being whisked away in a hovercraft.

It is thought Will and Kate were eager to get back on a floatplane to return to Victoria, where they had left Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the day.


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Jenni Sheppard
Jenni is a former Senior Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Happy Vancouverite. Traveller, snowboarder, foodie, film fan, feminist, geek, cheesemaker, curler.

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