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'EVERYONE IS PREPARED TO GET WET'

Royal tour not dampened by rain as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge push on in British style

Bad weather has forced the royal tour of Canada to miss out on elements of the country's wilderness

BAD weather has forced the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to cancel some elements of their visit to the Canadian wilderness.

Day three of the royal tour has brought heavy rain and strong winds, which has meant혻Prince William and Kate did혻not be taking a sea plane tour of the Great Bear Rainforest, but instead arrived at the Bella Bella First Nations settlement by boat.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leaves an airplane ahead of her husband Prince William during their eight day royal tour to Canada in Bella Bella
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leaves an airplane ahead of her husband Prince William – she struggles with the umbrella but sees the funny side
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leaves an airplane ahead of her husband Prince William during their eight day royal tour to Canada in Bella Bella
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Prince William is a little more practised as he opens his umbrella first time while exiting the plane in Canada
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Used to turbulent weather in Britain, the Duchess was not fazed by the rain as she donned a sturdy coat and boots
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at a community hall for an event in Bella Bella
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Unfortunately some elements of the day had to be cancelled as the bad weather closed in
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Instead of taking a seaplane tour of the Great Bear Rainforest the Duke and Duchess arrived at a First Settlement by boat

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: “It is still a beautiful place in the rain and everyone is prepared to get wet.

“It’s just that some of the programme elements are weather-dependant.

“The weather forecast has meant that we have unfortunately had to make the call to cancel the float plane tour of the rainforest.

“Their Royal Highnesses will instead arrive at the Bella Bella breakwater by boat.

“Hopefully the rest of their programme will remain unchanged.”

The island community greeted the royals with a traditional welcoming ceremony and a cultural sharing ceremony by the Jeiltsuk First Nations community and Bella Bella Community School.

From there they were guided by young people through Bella Bella to the community centre and watched a youth performance.

The party is then scheduled to travel to nearby McLoughlin Bay – the rainforest will be officially committed to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy.

After viewing some of the new walking trails the Duke and Duchess will return to Victoria by boat.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet native elders in Bella Bella, British Columbia
Britain's Royal family visits Bella Bella
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Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a cultural sharing ceremony at the Wawiskas Community Hall
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country
Britain's Royal family visits Bella Bella
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William and Kate were shown one of the most precious items owned by the community, a royal staff with a silver crown head given to the present chief?셲 great-grandfather by Queen Victoria
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The Duchess, 34, had covered up for the weather with a safari jacket from Holland and Holland but removed it to reveal a blue jumper
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The royal couple were greeted in Bella Bella by the indigenous Heiltsuk people
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There had been concern that the weather would be so bad it would affect this part of the visit
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A traditional performance by some local children brought out a smile from the Duchess
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The couple are clearly enjoying their visit to the country as they have been seen sharing jokes and looking relaxed throughout
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The Great Bear Rainforest, where the couple were unable to visit covers more than 250 miles along the central and north coast of British columbia
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, watch aboriginal dancers during an event at the community hall in Bella Bella
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It is the only place in the world where you can see the Kermode - or spirit - bear, which is noted for its white fur, as well as whales, sea otters, dolphins and sea lions
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The Kermode bear is considered sacred by the Tsimshian people
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The area was recently named as Canada's commitment to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy (QCC), a unique network of forest conversation initiatives involving all 53 countries of the Commonwealth

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