Duke and Duchess of Cambridge snubbed by a senior community leader in

first_imgThey were also introduced to the team’s mascot Scorch, who would not reveal his true identity, but said of the couple: “I didn’t expect them to talk to me, they were very nice. They said Prince George would love to meet me.”Before leaving, William and Kate were handed matching volleyball jerseys marked Cambridge and a pair of UBC teddy bears for George and Charlotte. The Duchess of Cambridge was given a traditional welcome in Kelowna The Duchess wore a new green Dolce and Gabbana dress for her fourth full day of events in Canada, following in the footsteps of the Duke’s parents who travelled to Kelowna 30 years ago.Presented with a gift bag of traditional foods from the region by children from the First Nations community, the Duchess showed her maternal instincts as she looked after a small boy in a chef’s hat who struggled to sit still next to her. But Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Okanagan Nation Alliance Chairman who had been due to join the royal couple on stage, pulled out at the last minute just a day after he declined to appear at a historic reconciliation ceremony in Victoria. After unveiling a plaque to mark the end of the 10 year anniversary celebrations at UBC Okanagan, the Royal couple were shown a new artwork installed on the campus and meeting its creator Les Louis.The wooden structure is based on the frame of an Okanagan summer lodge and carved with pictographs or ancestral markings. The couple were greeted warmly but the Grand Chief Stewart Phillip pulled out of the engagementCredit:Andrew Milligan /PA The Duchess of Cambridge  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive to tour the University of British Columbia's campus in Kelowna The Duchess met the volleyball teamCredit:Andrew Milligan /PA The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been asked to use their powers to help bring peace for Canada’s indigenous people, after their event was snubbed by a senior community leader for the second day running.The Royal couple were showered with gifts and a warm welcome in Kelowna, British Columbia, as they joined the anniversary celebrations for its university. Duchess of Cambridge in British Columbia The Duchess wore Dolce and GabbanaCredit:Andrew Parsons /i-Images Among the markings was a depiction of a man and woman in what appeared to be a fertility symbol.The couple then went on to see the women’s volleyball team, with an announcer joking: “Please welcome, all the way from the UK, standing at 6ft 3in and 5ft 9in – or 5ft 11in including high heels, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!” Slightly risqué detail on the Les Louis artwork William and Kate will see as they tour the campus! #RoyalVisitCanada #RoyalTourCanada pic.twitter.com/khfff00ZJH— Emily Nash (@emynash) September 27, 2016 He called the ceremony a “charade”, suggesting it masked the true relationship between the Canadian government and its indigenous peoples.Chief Jonathan Kruger, who stood in for him, addressed the Duke and Duchess in both his native language and English, telling them: “Welcome to your Highnesses, please enjoy this beautiful land with your beautiful family and create beautiful memories on our lands here in BC.”Referring to the delicate issue of reconciliation between First Nations groups, the Canadian government and Crown, he added: “True power is human spirit. Please use that power to allocate for true reconciliation and advocate for the indigenous people in this country so they can be all great and good.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Duchess of Cambridge was given a traditional welcome in KelownaCredit:MARK STEWART The Duchess met with children in CanadaCredit:Tim Rooke /Rex / Shutterstock The Duchess met the volleyball teamlast_img read more