Prince William and Kate caught fish with their bare hands in Canada

By Clare Douglas

During their visit to British Colombia’s Great Bear Rainforest in September 2016, Prince William and Kate rolled up their sleeves to catch salmon with their bare hands. The revelation was made during ITV’s documentary The Queen’s Green Planet, which aired in the UK on Monday (Apr 16). Viewers were treated to never-before-seen footage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their third child any day now, planting trees before heading to the river’s edge to try their hand at a spot of fishing.

The Duchess of Cambridge watches as her husband tries his hand at salmon fishing.

Kate is seen giving her husband some much-needed encouragement as he struggles with a large fish before taking to the river’s edge to show him how it’s really done. The adventurous moment was one of many the couple enjoyed during their Royal Tour of Canada.

Related: All the highlights from Prince William and Kate's Royal Tour of Canada

Their visit to the Great Bear Rainforest was particularly special given that they were on hand to commemorate the unique landscape’s entry into the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. Her Majesty launched the program in 2015 to unite forest conservation efforts in all 53 countries in the Commonwealth.

Kate had no difficulties catching a fish with her bare hands before releasing it back into the river.

While the main focus of the documentary, hosted by naturalist Sir David Attenborough, was to celebrate the Queen’s commitment to environmental causes, viewers couldn’t get enough of the endearing conversations and charming musings shared by the monarch and television host. At one point, during a stroll though the gardens at Buckingham Palace, they both expressed their annoyance with a loud helicopter flying overhead. “Why do they always go round and round when you want to talk?” asked the Queen before cheekily stating: “Sounds like President Trump, or President Obama.”

Viewers couldn't get enough of the charming duo of Queen and Sir David Attenborough.

Prince William and Kate weren't the only famous faces to appear in the documentary. The Queen's beloved grandson Prince Harry highlighted the conservation efforts in the Caribbean while Angelina Jolie and her family were shown planting trees in Namibia.

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