Kate Middleton and Prince William go to a rodeo

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

Kate Middleton's Marilyn Monroe mishap (PHOTOS)

Kate Middleton and Prince William visit Canada (PHOTOS)

Kate Middleton and Prince William paddle a canoe in Canada (PHOTOS)

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