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Some families go on vacation; royal families go on “tour.”

Prince William, Princess Kate and their tiny prince and princess offspring George and Charlotte arrived in Canada on Saturday afternoon for their first tour as a family of four.

They rolled up in a station wagon touched down in a Royal Canadian Air Force jet, landing in Victoria, British Columbia. We can only imagine the hilarious shenanigans that led to Charlotte clinging to a plane window, and this instantly-iconic pic. House of Windsor, (inter)National Lampoons Canadian Vacation.

For the initial descent, Kate wore a royal blue Jenny Packham suit (adorned with Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond maple leaf brooch) with a matching 1940s Film Noir-chic hat. Who knows what mischief this princess plans to stir up in the Commonwealth.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Trudeau were there to greet the family. Sophie wore a purple pencil-suit coincidentally similar to Kate’s.

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Also on-hand were Governor General of Canada David Johnston and his wife Susan Johnston, who appropriately chose a suit the very same color as the Wagon Queen Family Truckster.

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The royal parents have a jam-packed schedule for their Canada days, with more than 30 engagements. That means Kate had to pack 30-plus carefully chosen outfits for herself and her little tikes. Being a Griswold Duchess is serious business.

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The visits will occur in a “hub and spoke” model. Don’t know what that is? It’s an operating plan with a center point (the royal family) and activity sprouting out from the center in a circular formation, like the petals of a beautiful flower.