The couple paddled in a Haida war canoe from Skidegate landing.
They were accompanied by a team of Haida warrior paddlers, elders and drummers.
They were welcomed by representatives of the Haida Nation.
William and Kate were given raven's tail scarves - a sign of wealth in the Haida community.
It was a beautiful day.
Haida Gwaii, formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands, is an archipelago located off the northwest coast of British Columbia. It is the ancestral home of the Haida Nation. The breathtaking natural beauty and Argillite carvings, totem poles and ancient Haida villages encourage visitors from all over the world to learn more about Indigenous culture and environmental stewardship. Haida Gwaii means 'Islands of the people'.
The Duke and Duchess experienced a Haida prayer, and a song and dance performance with representatives of the Haida Nation during the welcoming ceremony at the Haida Heritage Centre and Museum.
An overview of the ceremony.
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'They sat entranced as they watched several displays including a woman's dance in honour of their daughter Charlotte - the Haida are a matriarchal society - and a man's in honour of George. Kate was also left giggling after a dance to represent the Haida people's relationship with the animal and spirit worlds. 'He's looking for a princess,' said the narrator cheekily, as a man hopped around with a wooden mask in the shape of a frog.
William also gave a short address - ironically his Haida was better than the French he spoke earlier in the week. He said: 'Women of High Esteem, Chiefs, Friends, Aan t'alang isis ska-wada-gee id ga dalang kil laa, haaw - thank you very much for having us here.'
The royals experienced a celebration of the past, present and future of Haida art and culture.
The Haida Heritage Centre at Ḵay Llnagaay is an award-winning Aboriginal cultural tourism attraction located on Haida Gwaii on British Columbia’s Northwest coast. Through the Ḵay Llnagaay Heritage Centre the living culture of the Haida people is celebrated through language, art and stories.
Next, the Duke and Duchess visited the new Haidi Gwaii General Hospital in Queen Charlotte. The replacement hospital will enable Northern Health clinicians and staff to continue to deliver client-focused health care services in a modern environment that will improve outcomes for patients.
They heard from new mums how the new hospital means they can stay on Haida Gwaii to give birth.
The Duke and Duchess visited the long-term care wing, where they meet residents in the common room.
The Duchess looked excited as the couple approached the next leg of the day - a boat ride and fishing.
The couple took a boat ride on the Highlander Ranger from the Queen Charlotte boat launch.
Kate looked a little squeamish as she picked up a freshly caught fish.
William and Kate enjoyed a spot of fishing.
The Duke and Duchess take a look at crabs.
The Duchess appeared to be having a great time.
A beautiful photo of Kate.
Rebecca English posted this video on Twitter.
The Duchess debuted a smart new Smythe blazer today. It very much looks like Kate wore the (aply named) Wool Duchess Blazer (with thanks to Kate Middleton Style and What Kate Wore). The army green blazer features peak lapels, long sleeves with button cuffs, front button closure, chest and waist welt pockets. It retails for $595 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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I thought it a fitting choice for Kate to choose a new blazer by the Canadian brand. The Duchess wore their navy One Button Blazer during the 2011 royal tour of Canada and it's been a firm fixture in her wardrobe ever since - often paired with skinny jeans and wedges. I expect we'll see the new green one in the future too.
Kate's blouse is the Somerset by Alice Temperley Spot Pretty Blouse in ivory (with thanks to Kate's Closet and Kate Middleton Style).
The chic £79 design is crafted in a lightweight and semi-sheer material. This blouse has an all-over textured spot design, lace insert detailing around the bib and at the cuffs, pleating around the short placket, and a flouncy bow around the neck. It's available at John Lewis.
The blouse also comes in black. It's an elegant piece which can be dressed up or down.
For the boat ride, Kate changed into the Really Wild Clothing Cashmere Mix Cable Crew Sweater in ruby. The £195 sweater is described as "This relaxed fit jumper is a modern way to wear Really Wilds beautiful knitwear. With a stylish cable knit detail and thick ribbed collar detail".
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When William and Kate went fishing the Duchess put on a parka by Troy London. It looks like Kate wore their £350 Wax Parka. It's described: "A fresh take on our bestseller, this new lightweight coat is made from 100% cotton milled in England with a dry wax finish. A black sports-luxe lining provides 100% waterproof protection and brings an urban appeal to this casual but elegant coat with a cinched waist and drawstring hood." The brand offers a free monogramming service to personalise the pocket of your wax pocket.
What Would Kate Do noted the Norfolk-based brand is run by sisters Rosie and Lucia Ruck Keene. William allegedly dated Rosie briefly during his 2007 split from Kate. Shortly after, love blossomed for Rosie with one of William's old friends, William van Cutsem, and the couple were married with the Duke and Duchess as guests in 2013. William van Cutsem was chosen as one of Prince George's godparents later the same year.
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Middleton Maven identified Kate's jeans as the ZARA Skinny Mid-Rise Trousers. The khaki trousers retail for £26 and come in several colours.
Kate selected her new £295 R. Soles Virgi Cholocate Suede Boots.
The Duchess accessorised with her Kiki McDonough Citrine Pear-Drop earrings.
And her Cartier Ballon Bleu watch.
Kate's wore a plaited Alice band for the majority of the day (it's thought to be a band as Kate changed into her leopard print alice band when they went fishing). It's a very fresh, youthful look for the Duchess.
We leave you with this great photo from the day.
- 10:10 a.m. - Charity visits in the morning beginning with the Cridge Centre for the Family.
- 10:55 a.m. - An engagement with the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at a local cafe.
- 11:45 a.m. - Then they will board a tall-ship operated by the Sail and Life Training Society, a charity that uses the power of sailing to give young people skills and direction in their lives.
- 3:50 p.m. - Official departure from Victoria's Inner Harbour by float plane and a private tour of the south end of the island.
See you tomorrow for the final day of the tour!