Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Celeb GOSSIP » What Have Will and Kate Been Up to in Canada So Far?

Prince William and Kate Middleton are jamming as many activities as they can into their Canada tour! The royal couple has been extremely busy doing things like planting trees, attending cooking classes and concerts, meeting with important people, visiting homeless centers and military forts, and more.

Will and Kate arrived in Canada on June 30, and haven't spent much down time since their arrival. The duke and duchess kicked off their trip with a visit to the National War Memorial, where Kate stunned in a cobalt blue lace dress.

From there, they headed to Rideau Hall to meet Prime Minister Stephen Harper for their official welcome ceremony. Then they co-hosted a youth reception for 120 Canadian kids. The royal couple changed into casual attire for this leg and still looked utterly charming. And, it's a good thing: The British media has sent more than 1,000 journalists to Canada to capture every step of the 12-day tour! Kate+Middleton in The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Canadian Tour - Day 3

Day 2 consisted of a visit to the Canadian Museum of Civilization for a citizenship ceremony, where Kate wore a beautiful white dress and a red fascinator with maple leaves in honor of Canada Day. They capped off Friday's activities with a concert at Parliament Hill -- which came with another wardrobe change. Of course.

Kate+Middleton in William and Kate at a concertSaturday's activities included planting an Eastern Hemlock tree right near the Pin Oak planted by William's parents Charles and Diana in 1983. So, for the next 800 years their love will be represented by the tree, which is part of 120 commemorative trees planted by other royals and dignitaries. Aww!

Later in the day it was off to cooking school! The couple took lessons (in chef jackets and all) at Montreal's top cooking school, Institut de tourisme et d'hotellerie du Quebec, where Will attempted a lobster souffle! "If you could rise to the challenge, that would be great," Will joked to the chef about his less-than-perfect dish.

The two spent Saturday night on the HMCS Montreal, then attended a Sunday morning service onboard. From there, they attended the Freedom of the City Ceremony, where Prince William worked on his French. He addressed the public in his best French, telling the crowd. "Thank you for your patience with my accent."

Later in the day Kate visited the La Maison Dauphine, a drop-in center for homeless youth. Then, they headed to an old fort built by the British, the Forts-de-Levis.

And, that's just the beginning! After another week of this, we have a feeling Will and Kate are going to need another vacation.

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