Watching live CTV coverage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s arrival in Victoria, Canada was exciting AF.
Sure, it was a little less exciting than their inaugural visit back in 2011, when the newlyweds – nay – everyone was basking in a post-royal wedding glow.
Fast forward five years, and there are two kids added into the mix.
And so, just as it was in April 2014, the world waited for royal children to step off the plane and make their way down to the tarmac.
— Mark Stewart (@RegalEyes) September 25, 2016
True to form, Prince George looked as though he not only didn’t know where he was, but he did didn’t care.
As William held the prince’s hand, George caught sight of a helicopter off in the distance, and his attention was nearly lost for good.
Thankfully, children have the attention span of a fruit fly, so we were able to regain focus and give half-hearted waves to a cheering crowd.
A gorgeous Royal wave from Prince George as he arrives in Canada with sister Charlotte and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at 433 Squadron, Victoria, at the start of #RoyalTourCanada. Too much cute! Kate looked elegant in @jennypackham and @lockhatters and, as predicted, the Queen’s diamond maple leaf brooch 🇨🇦👑✈️
I love how over it this kid is.
Then we have Princess Charlotte, who did a bang-up job for her second public appearance ever.
No tears, no squirming. Just staring out at the masses of people with her finger in her mouth, attempting a wave every now and then because it felt natural.
Catherine wore a Jenny Packham dress with a hat made by Lock & Co.
The hat bears a striking resemblance to the dandy Lock & Co piece Her Royal Highness wore to the Diamond Jubilee Thames River pageant in June 2012.
There are, of course, moderations to this hat, particularly the maple leaf designs.
Catherine. borrowed the Queen’s Canadian maple leaf brooch again after wearing it during the 2011 tour.
King George VI commissioned Asprey to make the brooch for Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother ahead of their 1939 Canadian tour, according to The Court Jeweller.
Catherine paired the brooch with tanzanite earrings, which she first wore to the 2015 Service of Commemoration for troops who were stationed in Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie were at the airport to greet the Cambridges.
William and Catherine took the kid to Government House (in a van. I KNOW.) before attending the Official Welcome Ceremony at the British Columbia Legislature.
There, William inspected troops, stopping to chat with a few soldiers, and gave a speech thanking Canada for their great hospitality (with a few bits in French).
When Premier of British Columbia Christy Clark spoke, she mentioned that the city of Victoria was named after William’s great-great-great-great grandmother.
As Clark rattled over the number of “greats,” William jokingly counted on his hand to confirm.