Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canada- Day 8

On the last day of their Royal Visit to Canada, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge had a series of engagements in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. The couple visited mental health charities in the morning and sailed on a tall ship before departing from Victoria Harbour as a family.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge started their day at the social care charity, Cridge Centre for the Family, in Victoria. They met with families who have benefited from the services provided by the charity, and later unveiled the Overcomer’s Monument dedicated to people who have overcome difficult circumstances.The royal couple also met with some members of the public.

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Next, the Duke and Duchess visited a local cafe to discuss Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre. They spoke to young people about mental health issues in Canada, and with parents to learn what information and support is available for families dealing with mental health issues.

The last public engagement for the Duke and Duchess was to sail on a tall ship around Victoria Harbour.  They sailed on the Pacific Grace, and the Duke and Duchess were able to take the wheel. Afterwards, they had an impromptu walkabout, shaking hands with members of the public.

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The Duke wore navy trousers and a blazer over a white shirt, later adding a green jacket. The Duchess wore Zara skinny jeans and a blazer over a white top with her Annoushka pearl drop earrings and an Asprey charms pendant. For the boat ride, she added a khaki jacket.

In the afternoon, the entire family left Government House for their departure from Canada at Victoria harbour. They said goodbye to officials before boarding a seaplane that would take them on a small tour of the Island before taking the Cambridge family to the airport, where they boarded their Canadian air force flight back to the UK. The Duke released a statement before their departure:

Catherine and I are incredibly grateful to the people of Canada for the warmth and hospitality they have extended to our family. We have loved our time in British Columbia and Yukon and will never forget the beautiful places we have seen and the many people who have been kind enough to come to welcome us. We feel very lucky to have been able to introduce George and Charlotte to Canada. This country will play a big part in the lives of our children and we have created such happy memories for our family during this visit. Canada is a country of optimism, generosity and unrivalled natural beauty. I hope we have helped all Canadians celebrate what makes this country great. We will see you again soon.”

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For the departure, the Duke wore a navy suit. The Duchess wore a new Catherine Walker cream coat with her Annoushka Pearl Drops and Kiki McDonough Diamond Hoops, and the Queen’s Maple Leaf Brooch. Prince George wore a navy jumper with red shorts. Princess Charlotte wore a floral dress with a maroon cardigan.

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