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RAINY MONDAY

Day 3 of the royal visit was beautiful but wet, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge flew from Vancouver to the Great Bear Rainforest. No shocker, since B.C. is known for its wet weather, but while the rain and gusty winds prevented the royal couple from taking part in scenic aerial and boat tours, they still did a lot.
The kids were nowhere in sight, remaining in Victoria once again with their super-nanny, as Will and Kate arrived at the Wawiskas Community Hall in Bella Bella, where they were welcomed by locals and hereditary chiefs.

“We have sat here patiently awaiting your arrival your Royal Highnesses,” Hereditary Chief Jim White said upon meeting the Cambridges. “You have graced us with your presence.”

WILLIAM, THE QUEEN, AND THE ENVIRONMENT

TRH helped mark the dedication of the Great Bear Rainforest as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) initiative. Prince William spoke to the crowd, saying that by 2018, it’s expected that all 53 countries of the Commonwealth will join the QCC, creating a “global network of forests that will benefit indigenous communities, wildlife and tourism.”

He added, “The establishment of the canopy is a loud and unambiguous statement … that nature is fundamental to the health of our societies. Her Majesty is immensely grateful to you, and the people of Canada, for the leadership you have shown in making this contribution.”

WALKING TOUR

Will and Kate then checked out a new walking trail in the area, where B.C. Premier Christy Clark, who made the trip with William and Kate, announced that a $1-million trust will be created to celebrate the royal visit, promote the unique landscape and raise awareness about the Great Bear Rainforest.

CASUAL BY DAY, FORMAL BY NIGHT

The Duke and Duchess flew back to Victoria, capping off Monday night with a reception at Government House, which included the Black Rod ceremony.

With Will in a smart suit, Kate traded in her well-worn, well-loved boots for heels and a stunning red satin Preen gown, which she accessorized with Queen Elizabeth’s diamond maple leaf brooch. And that’s how you do that.

For more on their day, check out the Day 3 pics: