Thursday afternoon Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton arrived in Canada for the start of their North America tour.

When the royal couple arrived at Ottawa's international airport, they were greeted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was handed a bouquet made of roses and thistles, to signify Scotland.

One of their first stops was at the official welcome event at the residence of the governor general of Canada, Ottawa's Rideau Hall.

There Prince William spoke about how happy he and Middleton are to be in Canada.

Catherine and I are so delighted to be here in Canada. Instilled in us by our parents and grandparents, who love this country, we have been looking forward to this moment for a very long time - and before we were married, we had a longing to come here together, he said.

It will improve as we go on, Prince William joked of his French language skills. The geography of Canada is unsurpassed and is famous for being matched only by the hospitality of its people. We are so very excited about having this opportunity to experience both - and learn much more about this amazing country, Prince William said.

Thank you so much. We are so delighted to be here, Kate Middleton said.

The newlyweds stopped by the war memorial where Prince William laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

Middelton changed into her third dress of the day, which was a more casual black and white wrap dress by Issa, according to  She paired the dress with wedge sandals.

Prince William was wearing an open-necked light blue shirt and khaki pants.

When Middelton boarded the flight at Heathrow airport in London she was wearing a navy blazer by Canadian designer Snythe Les Vestes over a navy Manon dress by Roland Mouret. She also work Manolo Blahnik Calogera pumps. While in London she was also seen carrying Mulberry's Polly Push Lock bag from the Autumn Winter 2011 Pre Collection.

When she got off the plane in Canada, she had changed into a dress by Erdem Moralioglu. People Magazine described it as a navy lace Cecile shift scoop-backed dress of contrast stone crepe with a navy lace overlay.