Prince William and his new bride Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are trading in the outdoor activities Wednesday (July 6) in order to visit the fire-stricken town of Slave Lake in Alberta, Canada, according to the Royal Twitter.
The couple will meet with fire brigade members, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the medical response teams before they visit the families affected by the wild fire in May that devastated the town.
It’s a bit more serious than their previous activities. On July 4, the couple participated in some dragon boat races and Prince William showed off his helicopter skills. On July 5, the couple traveled by float plane to an area of the Northwest Territories. Once there, they paddled across a lake to picnic, were entertained by an aboriginal performance and then took part in a street hockey game since this area is credited as the northern birthplace of hockey.
Kate and William were given jerseys (Kate is no. 1 and William is no. 2, with “Cambridge” on the back) and then Kate dropped the first puck for the game, while William tried his hand at some street hockey.
The Canadian leg of the North American visit ends Friday, when they depart for California for three days before returning home to England. When asked by a reporter if she was excited about her first trip to America, Kate said, “Yes, I’m quite looking forward to it.”