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A taste of the cowboy life with bucking broncos and lassos

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have hit Canada’s Wild West for a royal rodeo on their tour of North America.

They arrived at what locals bill “The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth”, amid screaming fans who were desperate to catch a glimpse of the couple, and sat down to enjoy the bull-based action.

Earlier in the day, before setting off for the Calgary Stampede, William and Kate met a young cancer sufferer.

Overcome with emotion at meeting the Duchess, six-year-old Diamond Marshall ran across the tarmac into the brunette’s arms, before becoming shy and running back to her mum.

 


The royal couple watch the action, which included lassoing and bucking broncos 

William also knelt down to meet the youngster 

They watch on as a young boy rides a sheep 

William and Kate met locals dressed in traditional aboriginal costume 

They are clearly delighted to be part of the action 

Kate is offered flowers as she greets well-wishers at the Calgary Stampede 

They were presented with white rabbit fur hats on arrival in Calgary 

Earlier in the day, William and Kate met a young cancer sufferer during a bouquet presentation.

Overcome with emotion at meeting the Duchess, six-year-old Diamond Marshall ran across the tarmac into the brunette’s arms 

The youngster offers Kate a present... 

Before becoming shy and turning away to run back to her mother