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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Yukon for day five of the Canada tour

For the next leg of their royal tour of Canada, Prince William and Duchess Catherine headed to the small town of Carcross, Yukon
Prince William, Kate Middleton

The royal couple went country as Wills and Kate flew up to the tiny town of Carcross, Yukon.

The Yukon town, home to only 300 people, saw the Carcross/Tagish First Nation greet them with an official welcome ceremony featuring traditional music, dancing and speeches.

The couple – who left Prince George and little Princess Charlotte at home for this part of the tour – were blown away with the adorable performances.

The pair were in blown away by the cute greeting…

The couple were in high spirits as they clapped and cheered for the performers.

Kate adored the kids.

Before jetting off to the country, the loved up duo spent their morning in a Yukon telegraph office, where they helped send its very first tweet.

But they also got the chance to meet one very special man, Mr Doug Bell.

Recalling the special moment he met William over 34 years ago, Mr Bell told the pair his story.

“I asked your father if he’d been to Yukon and he said no, and I said we ought to do something about that so I called the Governor General and we made arrangements,” he said.

“Then I got a call saying ‘They can’t go, the Princess is pregnant.'”

“Wow, that must have been me, or Harry,” William replied.

Mr Bell went on to tell the couple that when he met William’s parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales, when they visited Ottawa in 1981.

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Mr Bell tells Wills and Kate that he met Princess Diana when she was pregnant with him.

Reading time doesn’t go as smoothly as this in the Cambridge household!

Later today Wills and Kate, both 34, will get the chance to tap into their competitive and sporty side as they prepare to meet mountain bikers in the Yukon region of Montana Mountain.

Enjoying one of the world’s most prestigious mountain biking trails, the pair will take part in a community mountain biking festival, before meeting with local families.

The pair, who are both passionate and advocates for mental health, will also discover more about Single Track to Success Project, which is aimed at Yukon’s First Nation’s kids. The initiative uses trail building and mountain biking to promote health and wellness, while restoring a connection to the ancestral lands.

The proud parents will they return to their kids, back at their family’s base in Victoria.

After a goodnight’s sleep, day six will see the entire family heading out to help host a children’s party for military families at Victoria’s Government House.

This story originally appeared on Woman’s Day Australia

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