Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate on Saturday arrived in the French-speaking city of Montreal as protesters tried to ruin the day by chanting a raft of slogans in protest of the couple's visit.
In Montreal, the royal couple visited a hospital neonatal unit and then went to a cooking school. A larger group of protesters were waiting when the couple's motorcade pulled up to the cooking school, where the newlywed couple donned chefs' uniforms as they prepared food during a cooking lesson.
Protesters carried signs that read curses including "Parasites Go Home."
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were however greeted with enormous warmth as the royal newlyweds began their first official overseas visit in Ottawa Thursday.
The couple, who arrived in Ottawa aboard a Canadian Air Force plane, have started a tour deemed in part to improve bonds between the British monarchy and Canadians, whose head of state is Queen Elizabeth II.
The couple began the third day of their tour in Ottawa with a tree-planting ceremony at Government House, which has become a royal family tradition, and a visit to the Canadian War Museum before they reached Montreal, where crowds that gathered were much smaller than in the national capital of Ottawa, with supporters of the couple being said to outnumber protesters by 10 to one.
They were scheduled to leave Montreal on a Canadian navy frigate for an evening trip Saturday down the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City.
The royal couple will leave Canada for a trip to California of the United States on Friday.