Prince William and Kate Middleton Canada Day Pictures

Canada Loves Will and Kate

Canada Loves Will and Kate

Kate Middleton looked sweet as maple syrup today, getting in the Canada Day spirit with a maple leaf hat and a broach she reportedly borrowed from Queen Elizabeth, who wore it on her first trip to Canada in 1951. Canadians returned Kate's tribute to their country by coming out with signs proclaiming Canada loves Will and Kate. It's already been a packed day two of their foreign tour for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; they attended a citizenship ceremony outside Ottawa and greeted fans at Parliament Hill.

July 1 marks Canada's birthday — the date in 1867 Britain combined the colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces. Technically Queen Elizabeth is still the symbolic head of state, so when he becomes king, William will fill that role. July 1 is also a special day for the Duke of Cambridge, as it was his late mother Princess Diana's birthday. She would have been 50 today.

Take a look at Canada's festive celebrations, starring Prince William and Kate Middleton, now! Happy Canada Day!