People from and far as the maritimes lined up as early as 4 a.m. to catch a glimpse of the Royal couple at the Northern Lakes College in Slave Lake.

Will and Kate, the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge, will touch down in the fire ravaged town around 11:30 a.m. and will do a quick town of the town's hardest hit areas before meeting with families who have lost their homes.

"It is amazing that we are that important," said Nicole Kenney, resident of Slave Lake who showed up with flowers in hand.

The couple is only expected to stay in town for a couple of hours as it was an unplanned stop on their Canadian tour.

Reanna Maitland drove up from Edmonton Tuesday night to be apart of the once in a lifetime chance to see the couple.

She said it was their love story that drew her to see the couple.

"It is so nice to see that they have a real life love that everyone can relate to," said Maitland.

The Duke and Duchess will land in Calgary on Thursday where they will help kick off the 2011 Stampede.

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