Kate Middleton dazzles in Dolce & Gabbana dress as she and Prince William make another appearance without children
Kate Middleton has continued her style winning streak in an emerald green dress in Canada.
The Duchess of Cambridge is currently on her second royal tour in the country with husband Prince William and their two children Prince George (three) and Princess Charlotte (one).
While their children stole the spotlight upon their arrival in Victoria, they have been at their residence there with nanny Maria Borrallo. In the meantime, Kate has been whetting the public's appetite with a dazzling array of dresses including a green Dolce & Gabbana number for their visit the small region of Kelowna.
Their visit comes 30 years after Princess Diana and Prince Charles flew to the area.
Tasting regional delicacies is a tried and tested ritual of royal tours but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge found themselves sampling a dish dubbed "absolutely phallic" by a chef while in Canada.
Despite its unusual appearance William and Kate tucked into the geoduck - a giant saltwater clam - at a food and wine festival in British Columbia (BC) and appeared to enjoy the experience.
The couple marvelled at the creature's long neck which can be a little off-putting to the uninitiated.
They came across the animal as they toured the event in the idyllic setting of a hilltop winery in the Okanagan valley near the town of Kelowna.
The Duke and Duchess initially appeared to believe there was little chance of any geoduck passing their lips when they saw some whole.
The Duke said: "Presentationally they are quite challenging," but chef Ned Bell told them: "They are getting more popular all the time."
A few stands later at the Taste of BC festival at the Mission Hill winery, they came across some geoduck prepared by Japanese chef Hidekazu Tojo - and could not resist it.
It was, however, unrecognisable from the raw version on Mr Bell's stand, having been transformed into thinly sliced BC wild geoduck sashimi, garnished with a Miso Mustard Sauce.
"There is a slightly firmer texture to this," said the Duchess. "It's really unusual. I've never seen it before. It's so fresh from the sea."
Mr Bell said: "It is an extraordinary species. You can eat the body, but you can also eat the neck raw, which is what they ate.
"It is absolutely phallic, but at end of the day it is a clam. Here on the west coast we have some of the best wild, well-managed shellfish in the world."
Their tour saw them taste an array of dishes from some of Canada's most celebrated chefs including Mr Bell's Cured North Coast BC Wild Sockeye Salmon Tataki with Miso, Maple and BC grown radishes.
After their unusual culinary experience, the royal couple ended their day by flying to the town of Whitehorse in the Yukon territory.
The journey took them north to an area where the northern lights can be seen and when they landed the temperature was many degrees colder than British Columbia where their tour of Canada had begun.
Waiting at the airport to greet them was the Governor-General of Canada David Johnston and his wife Sharon and a large number of dignitaries.
Before William inspected an honour guard made up of Canadian Rangers and Junior Rangers Mr Johnston gave a brief speech and told the royal couple: "Welcome to northern Canada. This is a vast and important part of the country, that's home to a truly wonderful people.
"Something about this part of the country humbles and inspires us and forces us to discover new things."
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Wheelchair-bound Macey Hangartner gave Kate, who wore a Hobbs coat and carried a maple leaf tartan scarf, a bouquet of flowers on behalf of Special Olympics Yukon, an organisation which works to enrich the lives of Yukoners, with an intellectual disability, through sport.
And Reem Aarafat representing Yukon Cares, a local group of volunteers working to bring refugee families to the territory, gave the Duchess a posey of blooms before the Cambridges left for the Kwanlin Dun cultural centre where an arts show was staged to welcome them.
They were treated to a cultural evening of country singing, dancing, rap acts, singer-songwriters and stories, as well as First Nations art and other exhibits.
Later on Wednesday the couple will visit the MacBride Museum of Yukon History and will stroll through central Whitehorse, where a street festival will be under way.
Yukon's education department will bring hundreds of schoolchildren into the town centre to see the royals.
The royal couple are overnighting in Whitehorse. Their children, George and Charlotte, remained in Victoria being cared for by their nanny.
Before leaving the show William had boasted he was a good dancer and said he wanted to join in with a street dance performance.
Carly Fredrickson, 22, from Whitehorse was among the young people who had performed a street dance for the couple at the cultural centre.
She said: "They were really impressed and they made jokes about how he's a really good dancer and he wanted to get up and dance with us.
"He said he has some moves and she agreed.
"He said he did want to get up and dance while we were performing."