Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoy their Canada arrival

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The only problem was, well, Prince George was NOT feeling the Prime Minister!

The Cambridges' eight-day tour of Canada will spark "a lifetime of friendship" with the country for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The only glimpse of them on Saturday was at the airport, where the royal couple were also greeted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her son Hamish.

The young prince has been making headlines since before birth, and more often than not, those headlines tend to swirl around him doing normal toddler things.

The Canada visit is the royals' first trip as a family of four, with Prince William and wife Catherine bringing along daughter Princess Charlotte for her first official overseas visit, which is Prince George's second.

"I know you've visited Canada before".

They are rarely seen in public together and the tour is Charlotte's first official royal visit, but George travelled to Australia and New Zealand with his parents in 2014 when he was nine months old.

Governor General David Johnston was the first to speak during the ceremony saying, "It's such a pleasure for us to welcome you back to Canada, on Pacific Time this time around".

That high-five was denied, and after the rejection, 3-year-old George wouldn't even shake the prime minister's hand.

Princess Charlotte too, with the encouragement of her mother, attempted to wave her hand before gazing around her at her new surroundings.

They will then visit the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia where they will meet people recently relocated from Syria through the UNHCR.

27 Sept Kelowna, British Columbia and Whitehorse, Yukon: The royals will tour the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia and take part in the BC government's "Taste of British Columbia" festival at Mission Hill Winery before flying to Whitehorse, where they will be greeted by members of the Canadian Rangers. William recalled being a shy teenager then.

The British royal couple arrived Sunday in Vancouver where several hundred fans gave them a raucous welcome.

The Royal family touched down in Canada yesterday for their next global tour.

On Sunday, William and Kate travel to Vancouver where their itinerary includes a visit to Sheway, a pregnancy outreach program for mothers struggling with drug and alcohol issues in the heart of the city's Downtown Eastside, a neighbourhood known for its extreme poverty, homelessness and drug addiction. More than 30,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada since Trudeau was elected last fall.

Trudeau was received by the British and Canadian head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, at Buckingham Palace early this year.