Royals to tour Okanagan vineyard, university

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The Duke of Cambridge, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be in Canada for a week and will visit notable Canadian landmarks and organizations.

The move is considered largely symbolic since 85 per cent has already been preserved through a deal between First Nations, the B.C. Government and industry. Taking a leaf out of the Queen's book they opted for clear umbrellas, at least meaning that they could be seen when they arrived at around midday local time to greet Bella Bella's First Nation community.

William lauded the effort to protect the area as an example of what connects Commonwealth countries as they share the benefits of Canada's knowledge and expertise in managing the forest.

Prince William and Kate arrived in Vancouver by float plane Sunday.

That initiative was launched in 2015 to help create a network of forest conservation programs involving all 53 countries in the Commonwealth.

The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in a scarlet cocktail dress tonight in her most glamorous royal tour outfit so far.

Marilyn Slett, an elected chief council member, said: "On behalf of our nation we welcome you and we thank you for being here as part of the healing that we are undertaking".

In a moving speech closing the ceremony at the hall, Heiltsuk hereditary chief Edwin Newman presented a staff given to the Heiltsuk by Queen Victoria, and spoke of his community's resilience, sovereignty, and ties to the land.

Shortly after their arrival in Victoria on Saturday, the family was welcomed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

First Jenny Packham, then Alexander McQueen and now Preen is having a moment during Kate Middleton's week-long tour of Canada.

Their visit was affected by bad weather, with see through umbrellas handed out to shield the royal duo from the pelting rain.

On another stop in Vancouver, couple visited the Immigrant Services Society's new Welcome House.

The duke and duchess take part in the installation of the final ring on the Black Rod in Victoria.

They also viewed a large piece of indigenous art commissioned to honour the school's partnership with the Okanagan Nation Alliance, a First Nations government representing eight communities.

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