Canada spends its 144th birthday celebrating with William and Katherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The newlyweds are on their first overseas visit together. Their tour will consist of eight days travelling through Canada.
Today Will and Kate were part of a large celebration on "The Hill", the parliament grounds. A large outdoor concert was staged, with many Canadian groups performing. William made a brief speech which had an overwhelmingly good response.
As usual Will was looking well put together in a navy-blue suit. Katherine was wearing the ivory dress she had worn in her engagement photos, a maple leaf brooch, and a bright red fastener.
The couple was seated under a canopy just off the stage. Unfortunately they had to share this canopy with the Prime Minister, his wife and the Governor General and his wife. Prime Minister Harper looked just as cold and robotic as ever, but occasionally broke his facade with a smile. His wife sat to his left in a terrible hat with a matching jacket and skirt. The fabric had a rippled effect, which did not play well with her hips.
Katherine sat to the right of the Prime Minister, with William on her other side. The Governor General, an older man, sat beside William in a black suit, fitting to the celebration. His wife on the other hand, had another horrible hat and jacket combo; slightly reminiscent of the Queen. Being an older woman this seemed acceptable.
In the end the Duke and Duchess spent their day amidst the celebrations with an older couple, a poorly dressed, inactive woman and a rather robotic Prime Minister.