- (Reuters/Christinne Muschi)
Prince William and Kate Middleton joined a Sunday morning prayer service with 200 sailors on board the Canadian frigate HMCS Montreal as they continued their royal tour today.
Having spent the night on board the HMCS Montreal in the captain’s quarters, the couple participated in an interdenominational prayer service that lasted 45 minutes.
During the service, prayers were given for the Queen as well as for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Following prayers for the Commonwealth and the armed forces, the royal couple joined in on the French hymn “Je Louerai L’Eternel,” which means, “Praise, I Will Praise You Lord.”
More than 1,000 supporters then greeted Prince William and Kate as they made their way to visit an organization that works with youth called Maison Dauphine.
However, just as the royal couple was met by protesters Saturday as they visited a children’s hospital, they were once again confronted by up to 200 protesters angry at Canada’s remaining ties to the British monarchy.
As Prince William and Kate met children from the center that assists at-risk youths, the prince told them: “Don't ever let people put you down – because a prince looks up to you.”
According to People Magazine, one of those showing the royal couple around the center, Marie-Pier, reported: “People told Kate that she would never be married to William because she wasn't of royalty, but they fought for their love and are strong.
“A lot of the youngsters here are told the same thing – that you'll never do anything with your life. Here at Maison Dauphine, we tell people to fight for dreams and fight for yourself.”
See the photo gallery of the prayer service by clicking here: PRAYER SERVICE PHOTO GALLERY