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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.Twitter/Kensignton Royal

Kate Middleton and Prince William's children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were at the centre of attention on day one of the royals' Canada tour. This is the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travelled with their kids and all eyes were on Princess Charlotte and a shy Prince George who held on to his father's hand as their plane landed in Victoria B.C.

Prince George, dressed in navy blue shorts, looked modest and demure when he disembarked from the Canadian Air Force air bus with the rest of the family. His father, Prince William, reportedly asked the 3-year-old to "watch the step" as the royal family made their way down.

Although Prince George seemed more interested in the airplanes and the helicopters nearby, he did manage to wave his hand to the crowd and had a short conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who, like U.S. President Barack Obama, crouched while talking to the young prince. 

His 16-month-old sister, a wide-eyed Princess Charlotte, won the hearts of the Canadians with a lovely, bright smile. Middleton's daughter, who wore a white patterned dress, hugged her mother and looked visibly pleased when she was showered attention by Canadian dignitaries.

This is the third time Princess Charlotte was seen in public after her christening and an appearance in Buckingham Palace's balcony in honour of Queen Elizabeth's birthday.

Britain's royal family was greeted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, her son Hamish, and Governor-General David Johnston and his wife, Sharon.

On their first day in Canada, the royal couple visited British Columbia's legislature with full military honours, including a 21-gun salute.