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  1. Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to a pupil during a tour of the Inner City Arts campus in Los Angeles, Calif., July 10. The newly married Royal Couple are on the three-day visit to Southern California. (Alex Gallardo / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, helps his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in making hand prints in clay at Inner City Arts on July 10, in Los Angeles, Calif. (Pool / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, right, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the BAFTA "Brits to Watch" event held at the Belasco Theatre on July 9, in Los Angeles, Calif. (Pool / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, chat with Jennifer Lopez at the 'BAFTA Brits to Watch' event at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 9. (Matt Baron / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Prince William and Kate, the duke and duchess of Cambridge, arrive at the inaugural BAFTA Brits to Watch 2011 event at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Saturday, July 9. At left is BAFTA chairman Amanda Berry. The royal couple were on the second day of their stay in California after a trip to Canada. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Bystanders wait for William and wife Kate to arrive at the BAFTA Brits to Watch event in Los Angeles. The royal couple leave California on July 10. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Prince William competes in the Foundation Polo Challenge at The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria, Calif., on July 9. The event benefits the American Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, a charity that supports disadvantaged children, conservation and sustainable development, veterans and military families. (Robyn Beck / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. William during the charity polo match in Carpinteria. (Mike Nelson / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Prince William kisses Kate after his team won the Foundation Polo Challenge at The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on July 9. (Alex J. Berliner / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. William and Kate arrive at the polo club in Carpinteria. (Phil Noble / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Prince William mingles with soccer star David Beckham at a private reception at the British Consul-General's residence in Los Angeles on July 8. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. William and Kate share a laugh at a private reception at the British Consul-General's residence in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. William and Kate arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, July 8. (Pool / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Kate ges off the plane at Los Angeles International Airport. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. A crowd waits for the royal couple to arrive at Variety's Venture Capital and New Media Summit at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 8 in Beverly Hills. (Pool / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. William and Kate watch some bullriding while wearing Western clothing and cowboy hats in Calgary, Alberta, on July 7. The royal couple visited Canada for nine days before heading to California. (Phil Noble / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. William and Kate pose for a photo with members of the Canadian Forces flight crew upon their arrival in Calgary, Alberta on July 7. (Nathan Denette / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. William and Kate arrive by Canadian Forces helicopter in Calgary, Alberta, on July 7. (Jonathan Hayward / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, shake hands with six-year-old Riley Oldford, left, and eight-year-old Adithi Balaji before departing Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada for Slave Lake, Alberta, on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. (Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit a part of town devastated by a fire in May 2011, on July 6 in Slave Lake, Alberta. The newly married Royal Couple are on the seventh day of their first joint overseas tour. (Mark Large / Pool via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Prince William and wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet fans following a tour of Slave Lake, Canada on Wednesday, July 6. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Prince William and wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, take a canoe ride with Northwest Territories Indian Brotherhood Chief Francois Paulette, left, from the Fort Smith area at Lake Blatchford, Canada, lodge on July 5. The royal couple, on the sixth day of their first overseas tour after their marriage, were on their way to Blachford Lake. After Canada, the couple will spend several days in the United States. (Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, exit a teepee at Blatchford Lodge, Northwest Territories on July 5. (Andy Clark / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge board a seaplane at the Old Town Float Base on Tuesday, July 5, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Prince William and Kate receive hockey jerseys during a welcome ceremony in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, during their tour of Canada on July 5. (Charlie Riedel / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Prince William takes a shot with a hockey stick as his wife Kate watches during a visit to the Somba K'e Civic Plaza on July 5 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. (Pool / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Prince William and Kate look on during a welcome ceremony at the Somba K'e Civic Plaza on July 5 in Yellowknife. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, depart from Province House by carriage on Monday, July 4, in Charlottetown, Canada. The newly married royal couple are on their first joint overseas tour. The 12-day visit to North America is taking in some of the more remote areas of Canada such as Prince Edward Island, Yellowknife and Calgary. The couple started off their tour by joining millions of Canadians on July 1 in taking part in Canada Day celebrations, which mark Canada's 144th birthday. (Pool / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Prince William gets ready to take part in a Sea King helicopter demonstration, July 4, in Dalvay by-the-Sea, Prince Edward Island, Canada. (Paul Chiasson / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Prince William takes part in a demonstration of waterbirding during an exercise in a Sea King Helicopter on July 4, in Charlottetown, Canada. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Prince William greets a decorated veteran in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, July 4. (Ryan Remiorz / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Prince William, in blue shirt, and his wife Kate, standing, compete in a dragon boat race in Dalvay-by-the-Sea on Prince Edward Island, July 4. (Robert F. Bukaty / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. Alexa Currie is reluctant to pass her flowers to Kate during the royal couple's visit to Summerside, Prince Edward Island, July 4. (Paul Darrow / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Wiliam and Kate walk down the gangway of HMCS Montreal, following a morning prayer service on the helicopter pad at the rear of the war ship in Quebec City, Canada, July 3. (John Stillwell / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. William and Kate disembark the HMCS Montreal in Quebec City, July 3. (Phil Noble / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. Prince William inspects an honor guard during a ceremony at Quebec City Hall, July 3. (Charlie Riedel / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  37. Prince William plays foosball during a tour of the Maison Dauphine in Quebec City on July 3. (Mathieu Belanger / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  38. Prince William and Kate applaud as they tour la Maison Dauphine, a youth shelter, in Quebec City, July 3. (Sean Kilpatrick / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. Tthe Duchess of Cambridge greets the crowd during a visit to the Levis Community Celebration, July 3. (Charlie Riedel / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  40. A girl reacts as Prince William and Catherine greet children at Fort Levis, July 3. (Christinne Muschi / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  41. Prince William and Kate arrive in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, July 3. (Paul Chiasson / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  42. Prince William and wife Kate arrive for a ceremonial tree planting accompanied by Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Saturday, July 2. (Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  43. Prince William and wife Kate take part in a ceremonial tree plating with Governor General David Johnston and wife Sharon at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on July 2. (Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  44. Prince William greets war brides and veterans at the War Museum on July 2 in Ottawa. (Frank Gunn / The Canadian Press via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  45. Royal fans try to catch a glimpse of Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as they visit the Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal July 2. (Chris Jackson / Pool via Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  46. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chat with young cancer patients who are working on crafts during a tour of Sainte-Justine children's hospital July 2 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson / The Canadian Press via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  47. Crowds outside the Institut de Tourisme Et D'Hotellerie Du Quebec in Montreal await the prince and his wife July 2. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  48. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, left, and Prince William take part in a cooking workshop at the Institut de Tourisme et d'Hotellerie du Quebec in Montreal on July 2. (Mathieu Belanger / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  49. Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, second left and center, applaud as they watch a Canada Day performance on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on the second day of their visit, July 1. (David Rose / Daily Telegraph via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  50. Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, looks over her shoulder as she and Prince William arrive on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for Canada Day celebrations on July 1. (Geoff Robins / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  51. The Duchess of Cambridge, better known as Kate, greets spectators during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on July 1. (Pool / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  52. Prince William and Kate, along with Canadian Gov. Gen. David Johnston, arrive at the Canada Day celebration. (Charlie Riedel / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  53. Kate greets a mother and her newborn during a citizenship ceremony on July 1. (Paul Chiasson / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  54. Kate receives flowers from Aurelie Thibault, left, and Sophie Graydon, right, as she takes part in a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, June 30. (Nathan Denette / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  55. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, during an informal reception for young Canadian volunteers in the official residence of the Governor General of Canada, Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on the first day of their visit to the Commonwealth country. (John Stillwell / Pool via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  56. Prince William talks to one of the Guard of Honour soliders after arriving at the Rideau Hall in Ottawa. (John Stillwell / Pool via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  57. Kate greets the crowds as she and Prince William take part in a ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada. (Sean Kilpatrick / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  58. Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) and wife Laureen Harper (R) stand in silence alongside Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The couple will tour seven cities in four provinces and one territory in Canada before heading to California on July 8. (Blair Gable / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  59. Prince William greets the crowds as he and Kate take part in a ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. (Sean Kilpatrick / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  60. William and Kate take part in a ceremony at Rideau Hall, June 30 in Ottawa. (Nathan Denette / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  61. Royal watchers wear photo masks of the the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they await their arrival at the War Memorial in Ottawa. (Sean Kilpatrick / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  62. Catherine arrives at Macdonald-Cartier International Airport in Ottawa. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  63. Catherine prepares to board a plane of the Royal Canadian Air Force at London's Heathrow Airport on June 30. (Steve Parsons / WPA Pool via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  64. William and Kate board a plane of the Royal Canadian Air Force at London's Heathrow to travel to Ottawa, June 30. (Steve Parsons / Pool via AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attend a session of Youth Parliament Tuesday at the Legislative Assembly in Yellowknife, Canada.
updated 7/5/2011 9:20:00 PM ET 2011-07-06T01:20:00

Prince William demonstrated his linguistic skills Tuesday, addressing adoring fans in Canada's Northwest Territories in French, English and a few words in two tribal tongues.

William spoke briefly during the welcoming ceremony at the Somba K'e Civic Plaza in Yellowknife, the capital of the sparsely populated Northwest Territories, the latest stop on his nine-day Canadian tour with his wife, Kate.

"This place is what Canada is all about — vast, open beauty, tough, resilient, friendly peoples, true nature, true humanity," the prince said with Kate seated beside him. "We've already sensed the extraordinary potential of this region and the irrepressible spirit of adventure that marks the people of the territories and defines the land. We are so excited to be here."

He concluded by saying thank you in two aboriginal tongues, Dene and Inuvialuktun, provoking loud cheering from the crowd. Dene is spoken throughout the territory, while Inuvialuktun is spoken by an Inuit tribe along the Arctic coast.

The Duke of Cambridge, as he is formally known, has charmed citizens of this bilingual nation with his attempts at speaking in French.

On Tuesday William made his first attempt at the country's favorite sport, hockey. Wearing his traditional dark suit, he took three unobstructed shots during a street game with local youths, but was unable to land the puck in the net.

The goalie said the prince had a good shot for a novice.

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"He looked like he knew what he was doing," Calvin Lomen, 20. "I heard him say he doesn't know how to play, but it seemed like he had a natural talent if he practiced more."

Still, the prince asked the goalie to let a shot in and he tried to oblige.

"He said, 'Please let the ball go into the net,'" Lomen said. "But it hit my stick instead and I wound up saving it."

Kate, who played field hockey at school, laughingly shrugged off calls from the crowd to take part herself, but she did drop the ceremonial puck to start off the game.

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The royals were presented with Olympic Team Canada hockey jerseys, each emblazoned with "Cambridge" on the back. Kate got number 1, William number 2.

The royal couple started their day in a land where darkness never truly falls at this time of year, watching indigenous dancers in fur-trimmed parkas perform to the beat of tribal drums.

Wading into the crowd of thousands stationed behind barricades, Kate — wearing a light-beige, knee-length dress designed by Malene Birger — and her husband, shook the hands of those patiently hoping to get a close-up of royalty.

One woman held a sign reading: "I can still marry Harry," a reference to William's still-single brother. Her phone number was written below.

On the sixth day of their nine-day trip to Canada, part of the first official overseas trip for the couple who wed on April 29, the couple caught demonstrations of aboriginal games and regional Arctic sports.

The newlyweds also took in a session of Youth Parliament at the territorial legislature before boarding a float plane for a flight to Blachford Lake, north of Great Slave Lake, where they were scheduled to go for a canoe ride and meet members of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, reservists who patrol Canada's desolate northwest, and sit around a lakeside campfire with them. Their tour of the Arctic region wraps up with a meeting with aboriginal elders. The couple will also visit a "bush" university where students learn about northern aboriginal culture and governance.

On Wednesday morning, William and Kate will leave for the northern Alberta town of Slave Lake, heavily damaged by a wildfire in May, to meet with residents who were affected by the fires. Following that visit, the couple will enjoy a private day to relax before concluding their nine-day visit at Alberta's Calgary Stampede on Friday before leaving for California.

Associated Press Writer Charmaine Noronha in Toronto contributed to this report.

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    >>> every newly married couple faces the question, when are you going to start a family? that includes the royals. that's why a baby comment by kate on her canadian tour is sparking frenzy over their future plans. nbc's peter alexander is in canada to explain. peter, good morning.

    >> reporter: carl, good morning to you. william and kate arrived here late last night but it would have been hard to tell it was night. it was still light out. this is the land of the midnight sun . among their highlights here there's going to be a plane trip later this everyoning to a se clued wilderness lodge . but maybe the one headline so far is one comment made by kate first reported by a british newspaper about the wales family plans that has everybody talking. it was easy for royal admirers to ignore the wet weather on prince edward island on monday because, once again, and there was consensus on this, william and kate shined. in what's known as the birth place of canada their arrival alone was ceremony nous, riding down historic great george street . the royal canadian mounted police as their escorts, thousands of fans looking for a glimpse.

    >> kate 's like -- they're so perfect. it's so nice to see them.

    >> reporter: later william took the controls of the canadian force's c-king. while kate snapped photos, the prince learned an emergency water landing maneuver called water birding. the duke and duchess of cambridge were not done with the water, going head to head in a boat race . image along reminding many people of this shot of kate four years ago that catapulted her back in the spotlight shortly after she and william rekindled their are romance. on monday after william 's team won they seemed less like royalty, more like newlyweds. throughout this trip kate 's star quality and sense of fashion has mesmerized observers, including a patriotic red maple leaf hat she wore an canada 's holiday and a cream suit made by the same designer who made her wedding dress this spring. then there was that moment on sunday shortly after kate accepted a bouquet from a young girl in this quebec city crowd, one man wished the duchess of wales a family, she said, yes, i hope to. just four words, but the first time she's spoken publicly about having children. enough to get the tabloids buzzing about a possible heir. it wouldn't be unprecedented for the royal couple to have a baby within a year of being married. princess diana and charles of coursed a their first son prince william 11 months after they were married. you won't be surprised if folks in the country are boasting that nine months from now, a new one, was made in canada .

    >> holy cow . peter.

    >> that is true. would he be lying?

    >> peter, thank you so much. that's just --

    >> i mean, don't you have sort of impression of what's the rush? it's been weeks since they got married.

    >> you want to advise them to wait?

    >> no, i don't want any part of this.

    >> no, but everybody loves a fairy tale .

    >> speaking of kate , the style sense. _ -- -- -

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