Notable quotes from Prince William and Kate's royal tour of Canada

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TORONTO - A selection of notable quotes from Prince William and Kate's royal tour of Canada:

"Canada has far surpassed all that we were promised. Our promise to Canada is that we shall return." — Prince William speaking in Calgary

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"We haven't seen a love-in like that since the first visit of the Beatles." — Prime Minister Stephen Harper joked of the couple's Canada Day appearance on Parliament Hill.

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"Women are saying, 'I can relate to that and I like that. I can wear that. I won't look strange. I'm going to look, in fact, classy. I'm going to look like Kate.' And that has a huge appeal." - Diane J. Brisebois, president and CEO of the Retail Council of Canada, on the fascination with Kate's wardrobe.

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"This is something (residents) will be talking about for years and years. We're just so proud ... To give them that inspiration to keep going after what we've gone through — Slave Lake needed that and I have to thank the royal couple for taking that time." — Karina Pillay-Kinnee, mayor of Slave Lake, Alta.

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"It's an injection of youth and vitality...You're seeing a couple who are down to earth, who can relate to the common people, and that's being reciprocated. The ability to forge that new connection is what's going to make the monarchy more relevant to 21st century Canadians." — royal observer and historian Rafal Heydel-Mankoo on William and Kate's appeal and the success of the tour.

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"This place is what Canada is all about — vast, open beauty, tough, resilient, friendly peoples, true nature, true humanity." — Prince William speaking in Yellowknife.

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"Thirteen hours in the car, with two babies. It's worth it. It's totally cool, it rained, it's fine, we got to see William. It's a once in a lifetime.'' Jana Browne, who drove from Grande Prairie, Alta., to see the royal couple in Yellowknife.

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"I mixed up Duke and Duchess and it came out d-o-o-t-c-h, Dootch ... I felt awful because that's not how I envisioned it going, but sometimes that's just life and you gotta roll with the punches.'' — P.E.I. singer Meaghan Blanchard on her royal slip-up.

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"It is quite a moment for Catherine and me to be standing here in the Atlantic Canada, in front of Province House, where Canadian federation was forged." — Prince William speaking in Charlottetown.

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"Yes, I hope to," — the four words Kate reportedly told a fan that sparked breathless baby rumours in the British and entertainment media.

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"Your reputation is as strong as it is legendary. This place has such beauty and history. You, the Quebecois et Quebecoises, have such vitality and vigour." — Prince William speaking in French in Quebec.

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"We do not recognize the authority, the legitimacy of the Crown, of the monarchy here in Quebec and it's not a national symbol for us." — Maxime Laporte of the Reseau de resistance du Quebecois.

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"Ottawa will be remembered as the city where international Kate-mania was born." — British newspaper the Daily Telegraph.

Geographic location: Canada

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