QUEBEC CITY, July 3 (UPI) -- Quebec City citizens expressed mixed opinions Sunday as Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine continued their tour of the Canadian city.
Anti-monarchy and sovereignist protesters were out in force but there was no trouble and no arrests were made, police told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
Protesters told the CBC they objected to an unelected royal family holding any authority over Canada as well as having to pony up the cost of hosting the couple.
But another woman told the CBC the protesters were "buffoons" and an embarrassment to the city.
Then there was the young girl who told reporters after presenting Catherine with a bouquet: "I feel special. I just met the duchess and I feel very happy."
William and Kate began the day with Sunday services aboard the Canadian warship HMCS Montreal. The day's itinerary also included a visit to Canadian soldiers fresh from Afghanistan, and dinner with Quebec Premier Jean Charest and wife, Michele.