Royal Visit Canada, Day Two
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives in Vancouver on day two of Royal Visit Canada
(photo The Crown in Canada Twitter)
Day two of Royal Visit Canada was all about planes, boats and rain. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Vancouver using a rather unusual mode of transport and walked through a lot of drizzle as they fulfilled their wish to meet as many Canadians as possible while visiting projects and a reception in the city. Welcome to Vancouver as Royal Visit Canada continues.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left Victoria in British Columbia for Vancouver in the morning of day two but there was no car, train or even helicopter for this part of the visit. Kate and William hopped on board a float plane and around an hour later stepped off looking like they'd rather enjoyed the whole experience.
There was a big crowd waiting for them so staying true to their intention of saying hello to as many people as possible there was time for a quick walkabout before they headed to their first engagement of the day at Sheway.
The next stop on day two was the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia where the royal couple were met by their hosts for the week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enter @issbc New Welcome Centre for a tour #RoyalVisitCanada @CKNW pic.twitter.com/fakDYmcAQW— claire allen (@claireallen980) 25 September 2016
The society supports around 25,000 immigrants arriving in Canada every year and this visit was a chance to hear about the work and meet some of the people who have been helped including a young family from Syria who have recently come to Vancouver to settle there.
No royal tour day is complete without a reception of some description and this one was among the most relaxed of Royal Visit Canada - Kate and William stopped off to meet young future leaders as their day in Vancouver reached its midway point.
Then it was back to the water for William and Kate as they joined Canada's Prime Minister and his wife for a tour of one of the vessels used by the Coastguard.