Just a day after they arrived in Canada for their royal tour, Prince William and Kate Middleton got straight to work with a day of official engagements. Leaving the children behind at Government House in Victoria, the royal couple set off for a whistlestop tour of Vancouver, taking in the scenic beauty of the location before meeting local residents who have benefited from the charitable services offered in the community.

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Prince William and Kate share a joke at the Immigrant Support Services Centre AFP/Getty

Following a rousing reception, as thousands of people turned out to greet them, the royals travelled to the Downtown East Side of Vancouver to meet the team at Sheway, a charity that provides support to vulnerable mothers dealing with a range of issues including addiction.

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Visiting a pregnancy outreach programme the Duke and Duchess couldn't hide their delight as they watched a toddler being weighed.

Later the royals were joined by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie, for a visit to the Immigration Services Society of British Columbia where they met with staff and volunteers who support over 25,000 migrants to Canada each year. Among them were those who fled war-torn Syria.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge greets members of the public after after arriving by sea plane at the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre during their Royal Tour of Canada on September 25, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada AFP/Getty

During the visit the group stopped to watch children play in a sand pit. In adorable moment a young girl came forward to present Kate with a posy of flowers and the pair shared a warm exchange as the mother-of-two examined the child's hand.

In the third engagement of the day the royals attended a youth reception at Telus Gardens where they met young Canadians who are helping to make a difference in their communities.

The day concluded with a visit to the Kitsilano Coastguard Station in Vanier park where they learnt about the round the clock operation to support people who come into trouble on the water that surrounds the coastal city, before returning to Victoria to rejoin their children.

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Kate charmed royal watchers as she posed for photos AFP/Getty
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Kate is presented with flowers and gifts as she stops to chat with royal admirers AFP/Getty
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge joined mothers at Sheway for tea and scones as they learnt about the charity's work in helping vulnerable mothers battling issues such as addiction AFP/Getty
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Prince William marvelled at how well-behaved the toddler was during the weigh-in, while Kate commented that she could never get Prince George to sit still AFP/Getty
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The royal couple were presented with gifts of teddy bears for Prince George and Princess Charlotte AFP/Getty
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Trudeau look on as Kate and William unveil a plaque during their visit to the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia AFP/Getty
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Trudeau watch children play in a sand pit during a visit to the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia New Welcome Centre AFP/Getty
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Kate Middleton receives flowers from a young girl during their visit to the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia New Welcome Centre AFP/Getty
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In another adorable image Kate tenderly examines the child's hand AFP/Getty
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge join Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Trudeau in the Vancity room to meet members of TechStart and MY Circle youth during their visit to the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia New Welcome Centre AFP/Getty
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with their hosts Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau AFP/Getty
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Kate looked stylish in an Alexander McQueen dress AFP/Getty
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with Syrian refugees Yosra Alamahameed and her daughter, Reemus, during their visit to the Immigrant Services Society AFP/Getty
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Thousands of wellwishers turned out at the Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre to welcome the royal couple AFP/Getty