Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte wrap up royal tour in Canada

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Before boarding their plane back to the UK, they paid tribute to their hosts and greeted the crowd.

“Catherine and I are incredibly grateful to the people of Canada for the warmth and hospitality they have extended to our family over the last week,” Prince William said in a statement.

“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 in person.”

He continued, “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.”

The royal eight-day tour of Canada included charity work, rain forest walks, a fishing trip, but also an adorable lay date for George and Charlotte.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, had not set foot in the country since 2011, when they were newlyweds, and this time they took their two adorable children as well.