William told of the family's gratitude for the warm welcomes they had received on their eight-day tour in the country, their first official trip overseas as a family of four. "Canadians have a real affection for the royal family which was once again very much on display during this tour".
Older brother George, however, was not quite as welcoming after the long flight. The little Prince delighted the crowds with plenty of royal waving and was happy to totter down to the sea plane while holding William's hand.
During one of their engagements, William and Kate, both 34, will visit Francis House, a hospice that provides care for children and young adults with life-limiting conditions.
"They can explore outside with a waterfall, totem pole, a fountain with rubber ducks and a vegetable garden", the Daily Mirror reports.
Sources close to the couple said that Prince George has been exhibiting typical sibling jealousy behavior being the first child.
The Duchess was asked about her children in Vancouver, during a visit to a charity that helps mothers struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Haida Council President Peter Lantin said the premier was not invited, nor was she welcome. "I just can't believe how quickly they're growing, it's awesome how the time goes", she added.
Of course, it wouldn't surprise anyone that Prince William and Kate Middleton have once again used their children to help generate positive press about their family once again. Do you love George's farewell outfit?
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have praised Canada for leaving their family with "happy memories" as their tour of Canada came to an end.
On the dock, George turned toward his father when 11-year-old Daniel Brachman offered him a high-five after presenting Kate with a bouquet of flowers, bringing back memories of the start of the tour when the young prince declined a similar gesture from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The children's tea party was held for military families and featured petting zoo animals, balloons, bubbles, and snacks.
The royal eight-day tour of eastern Canada has taken the royals from the stunning scenery of the Hadai Gwaii archipelago to the Yukon gold rush town of Whitehorse.
There was a trip aboard a tall ship next where the couple, who had changed into appropriate gear, sailed from Ogden Point to Ship Point in Victoria Harbor. Prince George could be seen pressing his nose against the window as the plane prepared to taxi away.