Prince William and Kate's Best Quotes From Canada

07/08/2011 at 03:45 PM EDT

Prince William, Kate Middleton Quotes From Canada Tour
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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Prince William and Kate Middleton's trip to Canada provided them with everything from dragon boats to cowboy hats and even diamond polar bears.

And the newlyweds' tour gave royal-watchers something just as valuable: A rare chance to hear from the couple as they go about their day-to-day duties as Duke and Duchess.

Check out their best quotes from Canada – and a smattering of sound bites from the lucky fans who got to meet them.





William's Best Lines


• "Do we eat as we go? I'm quite hungry" – to his instructor at the Montreal chef school

• "I'd love to go to classes on the beach, building sand castles" – to sand artist Maurice Bernard on Prince Edward Island

• "Only half of me got wet" – on the aftermath of his dragon boat race, to reporters

• "I'm not sure I have the moves for it" – to a member of The Young Canadians dance group, who invited him on the dance floor

Kate's Best Lines


• "I'm very, very lucky. He looks after me as much as possible" – on William, to former Army Colonel Robert O'Brien

• "My grandparents used to live here so it's a very special place for me. We've been very spoiled and got to see some beautiful places already" – on Canada

• "We should get you a pair of these" – to William, about a rodeo champion's chaps

Prince William and Kate's Best Quotes From Canada| The Royals, Kate Middleton, Prince William

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

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The Best Fan Reactions



• "I'm shaking – She's not just one of those pretty people in magazines. She's actually even prettier" – Chiara Guglielmi, on meeting Kate

• "He told them, 'Don't ever let people put you down because a prince looks up to you'” Marie-Pier, on Prince William’s talk with homeless youth

• "When I wished her and William well with starting their own family, she said, 'Yes, I hope to'" British ex-pat David Cheater, on meeting Kate

• "This has given me a tremendous lift. Did Kate ever remind me of Diana – she was just wonderful. It has been one of the best days of my life" – Terminal cancer patient Terry Joyce, on meeting Kate

• Reporting by SIMON PERRY

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