Published On: Sun, Sep 25th, 2016

Kate looks every inch the glamorous young royal in Vancouver

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Kate looks every inch the glamorous young royal as she and Wills leave Prince George and Princess Charlotte with their nanny while they enjoy a day in Vancouver

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Vancouver as they continue their eight-day tour of Canada
  • The couple left their children Prince George, three, and 16-month-old Princess Charlotte, with their nanny
  • Hundreds of well-wishers waited for hours in the hope of catching a glimpse of the Royal visitors
  • William and Kate will later join prime minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie for public engagements

The Duchess of Cambridge pulled out all the stops on the second day of her tour to Canada in an eye-catching and extremely short designer dress – despite having to board a sea plane with her husband.

Kate wore the heavily patterned and ruffled £4,000 Alexander McQueen creation to fly from Victoria to Vancouver, but apparently negotiated getting on and off the small aircraft with ease.

The Royal couple left their children, Prince George, three, and 16-month-old Princess Charlotte at Government House in Victoria with their nanny, as they set out for their first full day of public engagements.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wave as they board a 'float plane' from Victoria  to Vancouver on Sunday

The Duchess of Cambridge pulled out all the stops on the second day of her tour to Canada in an eye-catching designer dress (left). The couple waved to waiting photographers as they boarded a sea plane from Victoria to Vancouver this morning, right

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by hundreds of well-wishers as they stepped off the plane in Vancouver

Kate looked every inch the glamorous young royal as she stepped out in the £4,000 Alexander McQueen dress

William and Kate arrived in the city by sea plane, which is the quickest way to travel between Victoria and Vancouver

The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to some of the hundreds of people who waited for hours to see the Royal visitors

Sea planes are the quickest way to travel between Victoria and Vancouver and are one of the real symbols of western Canada.

William and Kate landed in the harbour in the heart of Vancouver where they received a civic welcome in Jack Poole Plaza located by the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, where hundreds of well-wishers had been queuing since 5am for a glimpse of the Royal visitors.

The Plaza is named after the late Jack Poole, who was a key player behind the success of the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics held in Vancouver.

The very public welcome, a Kensington Palace spokesman said, would ‘allow The Duke and Duchess to get an immediate sense of Vancouver’s energy and dynamism’.

Later William and Kate will travel to the Downtown East Side of Vancouver to meet the team at Sheway, a charity that has achieved remarkable things for vulnerable mothers who are battling addiction and other issues.

Prior to Sheway’s inception in 1993, mothers with substance use issues living in the Downtown East Side had their babies removed at birth. These babies were frequently premature and underweight.

The Cambridges left their children, Prince George, three, and 16-month-old Princess Charlotte, in Victoria with their nanny

The Cambridges left their children, Prince George, three, and 16-month-old Princess Charlotte, in Victoria with their nanny

The Royal couple were greeted by hundreds of well-wishers as they arrived in the city on day two of their eight-day tour

Today, 88 per cent of the babies are born full term and are of average birth weight – and almost three quarters born today leave the hospital in their mother’s care.

The link between addiction and family breakdown is something that has been a major priority of The Duchess’s charitable work.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his glamorous wife, Sophie, will join William and Kate later for a visit to the Immigration Services Society of British Columbia.

Here the two couples will meet staff and volunteers who support over 25,000 migrants to Canada each year, including some of the 30,000 who have recently fled war-torn Syria.

A sea plane carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is seen touching down in the harbour in Vancouver, Canada

The couple, pictured arriving, will carry out a series of engagements in the city alongside the prime minister and his wife

After being photographed in royal blue yesterday, Kate opted for an ensemble in the colours of Canada’s flag for day two

They will explore issues including housing, education, employment, language, and mental health and will have an opportunity to engage directly with Syrian refugees. Later in the day the four will then attend a youth reception at Telus Gardens where they will meet young Canadians who are helping to make a difference in their communities.

The final engagement of the day will see the Duke and Duchess, Prime Minister and Mrs Trudeau learn more about the city’s emergency services.

They will visit the Kitsilano Coastguard Station in Vanier park and learn about the round the clock operation to support people who come into trouble on the water that surrounds the coastal city.

William and Kate will enjoy a trip on the Coast Guard’s hovercraft before flying back to Victoria for the evening to be reunited with their children.

William and Kate are escorted to the sea plane terminal in Victoria Harbour as they board a flight to Vancouver on Thursday

The Royal couple looked relaxed as they waved to well-wishers before they boarded the light aircraft

William and Kate today

The Royal couple looked relaxed as they waved to well-wishers before they boarded the light aircraft

Courtesy: Daily Mail

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