Kate Middleton and Prince William arrive in casual dress at town devastated by wild fires

Kate Middleton and Prince William arrive in casual dress at town devastated by wild fires

Caring and casual: Prince William and Kate arrive in jeans and slacks for unscheduled stop at town devastated by wild fires

2:00 AM on 7th July 2011

Witnessing the devastation: William and Kate are shown around Slave Lake by a group including the town

Witnessing the devastation: William and Kate are shown around Slave Lake by a group including the town”s mayor after making an unscheduled stop at the town which was devastated by fire

Gutted: The Royal couple examine the remains of a burnt out car destroyed during May

Gutted: The Royal couple examine the remains of a burnt out car destroyed during May”s fire

Destroyed: Prince William looks at the twisted remains of a car that was caught in the fire

Destroyed: Prince William looks at the twisted remains of a car that was caught in the fire

Wreckage: William and Kate examine a piece of damaged metal from the fire with Ed Stelmech (left) and City Reeve Denny Garratt

Wreckage: William and Kate examine a piece of damaged metal from the fire with Ed Stelmech (left) and City Reeve Denny Garratt

Picture perfect: Fans used their cameras to capture their memories of the day, while Kate appeared to take something from one member of the crowd

Picture perfect: Fans used their cameras to capture their memories of the day, while Kate appeared to take something from one member of the crowd

High five! Kate beams as she meets with hundreds of well-wishers in Slave Lake Not camera shy: The Duchess makes her way down the line of supporters who had come out to see her

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Well-wishers: William greets some of the hundreds of people who turned out in Slave Lake today

Well-wishers: William greets some of the hundreds of people who turned out in Slave Lake today

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge greets a elderly lady during the tour Cute and cuddly: Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge is given a stuffed pig from someone in the crowd

Fans of all ages: The Duchess talks with an elderly lady in her wheelchair, while William”s younger supporters gave him this pink cuddly toy

Royal wave: Prince William salutes the crowd that had gathered to see him and his wife in the town

Royal wave: Prince William salutes the crowd that had gathered to see him and his wife in the town

Chat: The Duke and Duchess meet with a group of residents whose homes were destroyed in the fire

Chat: The Duke and Duchess meet with a group of residents whose homes were destroyed in the fire

The sign says it all: Two residents of Slave Lake welcome Prince William and his wife to their town

The sign says it all: Two residents of Slave Lake welcome Prince William and his wife to their town

We love you: Most of the town turned out to see the couple, with fans also making placards to welcome them

We love you: Most of the town turned out to see the couple, with fans also making placards to welcome them

Special guest: Even a resident

Special guest: Even a resident”s corgi turned up to meet William and Kate

Arrival: The Royal couple leave their jet after touching down at Slave Lake airport ahead of their visit to the town

Arrival: The Royal couple leave their jet after touching down at Slave Lake airport ahead of their visit to the town

Meet and greet: The Duke and Duchess are welcomed by dignitaries after their arrival in Slave Lake

Meet and greet: The Duke and Duchess are welcomed by dignitaries after their arrival in Slave Lake

Unscheduled stop: Prince William and Kate pose at Yellowknife airport before their flight to Slave Lake

Unscheduled stop: Prince William and Kate pose at Yellowknife airport before their flight to Slave Lake

Kate prepares to board the plane for Slave Lake earlier today Kate chose to wear the same coat as she wore when she left for Canada last week

Recycling her clothes: Kate wore the same navy designer blazer she chose to depart the UK, her favoured pair of skin tight jeans and Pied A Terre black wedges with a cream ruffled chiffon shirt.

Preparing to depart: A Canadian Air Force member salutes the Duke as he and wife board their Challenger jet for the flight to Slave Lake

Preparing to depart: A Canadian Air Force member salutes the Duke as he and wife board their Challenger jet for the flight to Slave Lake

Caring: The Duchess chatted with six-year-old Riley Oldford who also presented her with a bouquet of flowers before her departure

Caring: The Duchess chatted with six-year-old Riley Oldford who also presented her with a bouquet of flowers before her departure

Please to meet you: Prince William speaks to Riley and tries to shake his hand

Please to meet you: Prince William speaks to Riley and tries to shake his hand

Suits you, Sir: Canadian soldiers load clothes belonging to Prince William onto their jet

Suits you, Sir: Canadian soldiers load clothes belonging to Prince William onto their jet

Same rules for everyone: A sniffer dog exams the luggage before it is loaded onto the jet used by the Royal couple

Same rules for everyone: A sniffer dog exams the luggage before it is loaded onto the jet used by the Royal couple