VICTORIA, British Columbia — Prince William and his wife, Kate, arrived in Canada Saturday along with their two young children for their first official trip overseas as a family of four.

Princess Charlotte nibbled on her little finger while being held by Kate as they were greeted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife. A shy Prince George hid behind his dad while holding his hand. George later waved for the cameras but looked a little overwhelmed.

The eight-day trip marks the first overseas jaunt for 1-year-old Charlotte. Her older brother, 3-year-old George, has visited Australia and New Zealand.

While Australia, Jamaica and Barbados have talked about becoming republics, there is less debate in Canada about replacing Queen Elizabeth II as the figurative head of state. Canadians are somewhat indifferent to the monarchy, but most have affection for the queen, whose silhouette marks their coins, as well as her grandsons and Kate.

– From news service reports