THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE ON BOARD HMCS MONTREAL, JULY 2-3, 2011 AND DAY FOUR: QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC
William and Catherine boarded the HCMS Montreal, a City Class Frigate of the Canadian Navy. On board for eleven hours, the couple made their way from Montreal to Quebec City via the St. Lawrence River. On Sunday morning, July 3rd, the duke and duchess joined sailors on board for a prayer service. The service was led by the Chaplain General of the Canadian Forces.
After William and Catherine left the warship, and were piped off, they were given three cheers by the sailors and officers who had taken them to Quebec City. A crowd of several hundred including the Grand Chief of the Council of the Huron-Wendat nation greeted the couple upon their arrival in Quebec City. A motorcade took William and Catherine to the city. Their stop in the city included a visit to a homeless shelter, the Jesuit-run Maison Dauphine. There, the couple met with staff and young people who benefitted from help offered by the shelter.
As in Montreal, French separatist protesters voiced their opposition to the royal visit, but overall, were outnumbered ten to one by supporters of the monarchy and the couple. William and Catherine were given an official welcome at City Hall where the Prince thanked Quebeckers for being patient with his French accent.
The Duchess of Cambridge donned an electric blue dress by the Canadian born British designer, Erdem. The dress was embellished with a floral lace applique on the shoulders, and sleeves. Catherine completed the ensemble with beige pumps and a matching clutch bag.