Prince William delivers speech in French

Added by on July 3, 2011

William and Kate in Ottawa, Canada

Prince William, on the fourth day of his Canadian tour, delivered a speech at a military ceremony on Sunday.

In the speech, the Duke of Cambridge praised officers and soldiers of Canada’s Royal 22nd Regiment – called the Van Doos. The Van Doos are known for their many contributions in conflicts around the world, including Afghanistan.

“For me, as a soldier and an airman, it is a privilege to have inspected a great regiment like the Royal 22nd. Your reputation is as strong as it is legendary”, said the Due of Cambridge in is speech.

The Duke got a cheer from the crowds as he joked about his accent. He thanked them for their patience as he delivered his speech.

The Royal couple attended the ceremony, which is actually held every year. The ceremony focuses on the trust and friendship between Quebec city and the Quebec-based regiment.