Kate and Will are in awe of some of the antics at the rodeo on July 7, 2011 in Calgary, Canada.
Credit: Chris Jackson

To wrap up their Canada trip, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traded their suit and dress for some jeans and Western shirts to accompany the traditional Smithbilt cowboy hats they were given at the Calgary Stampede and rodeo demonstration in Calgary, Canada. 

While Kate and Will didn't actually become rodeo cowboys, they did have the honor of pressing the button that started the Calgary Stampede. 

From loving glances at each other to rounds of applause for the rodeo acts, the royal newlyweds seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the event. 

The rodeo was one of the first events to become public knowledge about their trip to Canada. Though the royal family fans in Calgary eagerly awaited the day, many animal rights activists begged Kate and Will to avoid the rodeo, claiming that it would show support for animal cruelty, reported Change.org.  

After their 2-day stay in Calgary, the Duke and Duchess bid Canada farewell and made their way to Los Angeles, California, where they will spend the last few days of their North American tour. 

For more on the couple's trip to Canada, check out these GlobalPost photo galleries: 

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, wore their new white Smithbilt cowboy hats as they arrived by carriage to the rodeo demonstration at a government reception in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 7, 2011.
Credit: David Rose - WPA Pool
Kate looks lovingly at her new husband, Will, during a rodeo in Calgary, Canada on July 7, 2011.
Credit: David Rose - WPA Pool
Kate and Will are in awe of some of the antics at the rodeo on July 7, 2011 in Calgary, Canada.
Credit: Chris Jackson
Rodeo men show Kate and Will the stalls where bulls are held before the rodeo in Calgary, Canada on July 7, 2011.
Credit: Chris Jackson
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, had the honor of pressing the button to launch the Calgary Stampede on July 8, 2011 in Calgary, Canada.
Credit: Chris Jackson
Confetti falls as Kate and Will applaud the Calgary Stampede on July 8, 2011 in Calgary, Canada.
Credit: Chris Jackson
Kate and Will give a loving smile to each other at the Calgary Stampede on July 8, 2011 in Calgary, Canada.
Credit: Chris Jackson
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, signed the guestbook during a reception at the Calgary Zoo on July 8, 2011 in Calgary, Canada.
Credit: Chris Jackson - Pool

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