Caring couple make surprise visit to fire-ravaged town
The caring Duke
and Duchess of Cambridge
made a surprise visit on Wednesday to a town almost entirely reduced to ashes by forest fires two months ago.
The royal couple flew into Slave Lake in Northern Alberta on a government Challenger jet, where they were met by a small line of dignitaries.
They went on to meet families affected by the fires and offered kind words of comfort.
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The couple examine the remains of a burnt car that was destroyed during the forest fire
Officials show William and Kate the damage
They posed at Yellowknife airport before their flight to Slave Lake
Kate went casual for the occasion, wearing the same navy blazer she wore for her departure from Hearthrow, a white ruffled shirt, navy J Brand jeans and Pied à Terre wedges
She chatted with six-year-old Riley Oldford who presented her with a bouquet of flowers before her departure
William also bent down to speak with Riley, who gave the Prince a firm handshake
They were met in Slave Lake by a small line of dignitaries
Canadian soldiers load William's clothes onto their jet