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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton

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After kicking off Canada Day festivities, Prince William and Kate Middleton carried on the celebration by partaking in a very special tradition in Ottawa Saturday.

Just as Princess Diana and Prince Charles did on William's first birthday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge planted an Eastern Hemlock tree in the shadow of the Pine Oak planted by William's parents to symbolize their love.

The royal duo's tree is also surrounded by trees from other royals (including the Queen), who have planted 16 ceremonial trees since 1939. 

And in commemoration of their love tree, the couple went on to meet newlyweds married on the same day as them this year, and others celebrating their 50th, 60th and 70th wedding anniversaries.

Love is all around!