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William and Kate head off on a hovercraft after busy day of engagements in Vancouver

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They arrived in style, and Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, nee Kate Middleton, made an equally memorable exit from Vancouver on Sunday. The royal couple boarded a hovercraft at Kitsilano Coast Guard Station at Vanier Park on Sunday, having completed day two of their week-long itinerary.

Looking happy and relaxed, the British royals waved as they bid farewell to hundreds of well-wishers who had gathered to see their departure.



The royal couple boarded a hovercraft after a busy day in Vancouver

The Duke and Duchess, who arrived in Canada for the start of their official tour on Saturday, had earlier met with members from the Canadian Coast Guard as well as a number of First Response agencies and charities. During their at the coast guard station, the couple were also presented with personalised life-jackets for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Their first stop of the day was a visit to Sheway, a charity in Downtown Vancouver which supports vulnerable mothers and pregnant women battling with addiction and other issues.

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Kate showed off her maternal side as she bonded with young infants – many of them the same age as her own daughter, Princess Charlotte.

A short while later, William and Kate headed to the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia where they met people who recently relocated from Syria through the UNHCR.

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William and Kate were presented with personalised lifejackets for their children

They then attended a special reception to celebrate young Canadian talent before ending their day at the Canadian Coast Guard.

Kate, 34, looked sensational in a striking red and white Alexander McQueen dress, which was teamed with bright red heels from Hobbs and a matching Miu Miu clutch, while William kept things simple in a tailored black suit.

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The Duchess with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau at the coast guard station

Day three of their tour will see the royal couple spend tour Bella Bella and enjoy a late night reception at Government House in Victoria.

Stay tuned to HELLO! Online for the best and most comprehensive coverage as our royal reporter Emily Nash joins the Cambridge family on this historic tour.