Kate Middleton walks on the tarmac after she and her husband, Prince William, arrived in Calgary, Alberta, July 7, 2011. UPI/Heinz Ruckemann | License Photo
CALGARY, Alberta, July 8 (UPI) -- British Prince William resuscitated a "dying" medical dummy and his wife Kate was startled by a bull in Calgary, Alberta, winding down their Canadian tour.
After spending a private night in a rustic heritage lodge near Lake Louise, the royal newlyweds arrived in Calgary to cheering throngs Thursday and embarked on a series of engagements in the run-up to the Friday start of the Calgary Stampede, the Calgary Sun said.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi maintained a city tradition of presenting dignitaries with white cowboy hats, which the couple delayed putting on until the evening.
William and Kate visited a medical research clinic, where the prince met a robotic and computerized dummy named Stan, used to train resuscitation techniques. As he was taking the dummy's pulse, it stopped and staffers worked the prince through chest compressions and using a defibrillator.
Once "vital signs" returned, the dummy told the prince: "Thank you for saving me, your royal highness."
In the evening at demonstrations of bull riding and chuckwagon racing, the first bull rider to burst out of the gate apparently startled Kate whose hand shot to her mouth as she mouthed "Oh my …"
William and Kate, Governor General David Johnston and Prime Minister Stephen Harper were to open the Stampede Parade before the couple departs for a two-day visit to Los Angeles.
The couple spent nine days in Canada.
"We shall return," William said in a speech Thursday.