William and Kate mania engulfs Canada

Friday July 1, 2011

The thousands who had assembled to get a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess in Ottawa during their walkabout on Thursday were not disappointed.

Poised and confident, the royal couple thrilled the crowds with warm, heartfelt gestures, wading through throngs of well-wishers to shake hands and accept flowers.

Kate was picture-perfect in a navy lace overlay shift dress by Erdem.

Her choice was spot on in diplomat terms because he is a Canadian designer based in London.

And the graceful brunette was cheered every step of the way, flashing her warm, friendly smile as she manoeuvered her way through the chanting masses.

She made sure to greet as many fans as possible, even bending down to shake hands with a small boy who was struggling to see over the barrier.

Meanwhile, the Prince looked smart in a navy suit and red tie on the first day of their North American tour.

To whoops of delight, William addressed his bilingual hosts in both English and French, before making a quip about his skills.

“It will improve as we go on,” he joked, before going on to say that he and his new wife are “truly looking forward to this adventure”.

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