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Prince George and Princess Charlotte steal the show as the Canadian Royal Tour ends

Tony Jones and Amy Mulvaney

Published 02/10/2016 | 16:04

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 1, 2016. Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 1, 2016. Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Prince George onboard after a ceremony to mark the departure of the royal visit at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 1, 2016. Photo credit: Mark Large/Daily Mail/PA Wire
Prince George arrives with family to attend a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 1, 2016. Photo credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the show once again as they waved goodbye following the Royal Tour in Canada.

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The three-year-old future king and his 17-month-old sister waved goodbye to the crowds as they boarded the plane for a long flight back to the United Kingdom on Saturday.

Prince George, dressed in knee-high socks, shorts, a jumper and shirt, amused onlookers as he waved goodbye with two hands, before pressing his face against the aircraft window prior to take off.

Princess Charlotte, who took her first public steps in public on Thursday, walked and waved excitedly holding her mother's hand.

Prince George arrives with family to attend a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 1, 2016. Photo credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Prince George arrives with family to attend a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 1, 2016. Photo credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two children spent eight days travelling around Canada for their first official trip as a family of four.

William spoke about the milestone visit saying they felt ''very lucky'' to have introduced his children to the Commonwealth country which will play a big part in their lives.

The Duke said in a statement before their official departure from Victoria, the capital of British Columbia: ''Catherine and I are incredibly grateful to the people of Canada for the warmth and hospitality they have extended to our family over the last week.

''We have loved our time in British Columbia and Yukon and will never forget the beautiful places we have seen and the many people who have been kind enough to come to welcome us in person.

Princess Charlotte waves prior to getting on a float plane as Britain's Royal family prepares to depart Victoria, British Columbia, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Princess Charlotte waves prior to getting on a float plane as Britain's Royal family prepares to depart Victoria, British Columbia, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

''We feel very lucky to have been able to introduce George and Charlotte to Canada. This country will play a big part in the lives of our children and we have created such happy memories for our family during this visit.

''Canada is a country of optimism, generosity and unrivalled natural beauty. I hope we have helped all Canadians celebrate what makes this country great. We will see you again soon.''

Prince George onboard after a ceremony to mark the departure of the royal visit at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 1, 2016. Photo credit: Mark Large/Daily Mail/PA Wire
Prince George onboard after a ceremony to mark the departure of the royal visit at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 1, 2016. Photo credit: Mark Large/Daily Mail/PA Wire

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