William & Kate Cap Off Canada Day with a Concert & Fireworks

07/02/2011 at 09:00 AM EDT

Prince William & Kate Middleton Attend Concert, Fireworks in Canada
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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After a few hours away from the crowds, it was an evening of pop music and fireworks for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Rapturous applause greeted the couple's arrival at Parliament Hill, where they were attending a concert celebrating Canadian music. Kate dazzled in her regal purple Issa jersey dress, and the maple leaf brooch that had been loaned her by Queen Elizabeth sparkled as it had done earlier in the day.

Looking like two honeymooners, Kate, 29, was beaming in the front row, while William, 29, whispered into her ear throughout the show.





The first band to entertain them was Great Big Sea, a folk-rock group from Newfoundland. William and Kate clapped along to the music, and the band soon had the couple on their feet, leading the rest of the VIP section to get up, too. They ended their 10 minute set by chanting, "Welcome to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; welcome to Canada."

William and Kate were joined by hairdresser James Pryce and seven other members of their entourage, including private secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton. They left the show after catching several acts in about 35 minutes.

Later, they watched the fireworks display from the Foreign Office, where there was a diplomatic reception being held in their honor.



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