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Old 09-25-2016, 03:12 PM
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i am not surprised. they were mentioning the cost of their last trip at 650.000 dollars. i imagine this one will be around the same amount, as the most expensive things are transport, lodging and security which remain constant.
it is quite a sum, that i wonder if it wouldn't be best spent in perhaps supporting the charities they stand for.
No because William and Kate are members of the Canadian royal family and we want to see them.

A government department, Heritage Canada, is responsible for royal visits and the money comes out of it's budget.

Canada has around 6 royal visits a year
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Great welcome! But none of these "loyal subjects" bowed or curtsied....

So what ? I think it is no longer customary to bow or curtsy in Canada (which is a very egalitarian, North American country), as it is no longer customary BTW to bow or curtsy in Belgium and the Netherlands, and, in Sweden, it only happens occasionally / infrequently.
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:20 PM
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It's one of the most iconic ways to travel in Canada.

And the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge couldn't hide their delight as they were treated to a 'float plane' flight into the buzzing city of Vancouver today, despite the damp and grey weather.

The couple, on their first full day of an eight-day royal tour to the realm, had left their children, Prince George, three, and 16-month-old Princess Charlotte behind at Government House in Victoria with their nanny, Maria Borrallo.
Read more: Kate looks every inch the glamorous young royal as she and Wills leave Prince George and Princess Charlotte with their nanny while they enjoy a day in Vancouver* | Daily Mail Online
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:21 PM
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Tour of Canada - Autumn 2016

The cost maybe lower since they are staying at Government House all but one night and they are only visiting 2 provinces. 2011 they went from Ottawa to Montreal, Quebec City, PEI to Whitehorse and then to Calgary more spread out travel.


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Old 09-25-2016, 03:43 PM
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i am not surprised. they were mentioning the cost of their last trip at 650.000 dollars. i imagine this one will be around the same amount, as the most expensive things are transport, lodging and security which remain constant.
it is quite a sum, that i wonder if it wouldn't be best spent in perhaps supporting the charities they stand for.
Overall, I think the Canadians (and the Australians, the New Zealanders, etc.) have the best of both worlds, namely they get a royal family that costs them virtually nothing (except during the infrequent royal tours), and whatever they spend with the Governor General and his/her household pales in comparison with what other monarchies spend with their respective royal families or what many republics like France or the US spend with their presidents.

A pretty good deal if you ask me.
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The Trudeaus wait for them at the Immigration Centre;
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Old 09-25-2016, 04:36 PM
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Overall, I think the Canadians (and the Australians, the New Zealanders, etc.) have the best of both worlds, namely they get a royal family that costs them virtually nothing (except during the infrequent royal tours), and whatever they spend with the Governor General and his/her household pales in comparison with what other monarchies spend with their respective royal families or what many republics like France or the US spend with their presidents.

A pretty good deal if you ask me.
But your 18th century ancestors would disagree! Indeed, monarchies nowadays are more cost effective than republics, it would seem! Perhaps Americans should revisit the 1777 Revolution and rejoin the Commonwealth!
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Old 09-25-2016, 04:39 PM
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I don't think the LG keeps a high profile at all. I don't think that's necessarily typical; I remember our last LG (Steven Point) who I actually thought was still the LG (I don't know why I thought this; it's a failing on my part, and as soon as I thought about it I realized that it was silly to think he was still LG as his term started 10 years ago).

It's similar with the GG; I only know who David Johnston is because I've made a point of knowing it, he doesn't keep a high profile at all. His two immediate predecessors, Michaelle Jean and Adrienne Clarkson, maintained much higher profiles.
I'd definitely agree with that. I just had to look up who the LG of Ontario is. Of the LGs in my lifetime, I remember only two: Lincoln Alexander, who was a big deal because he was the first black LG in Canada, and Hilary Weston, who was notable because she was Galen Weston's wife.

As for GGs, I remember Jeanne Sauvé, but again, she was notable because she was the first female GG. David Johnston's appointment was a big deal where I'm from because he was the former President of one of the two Universities in town (and the one that I happened to go to).
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This is a lovely little time killer until live coverage continues. How cute are these two? https://twitter.com/soniadeol1/statu...32640749817856
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Sheway is a Pregnancy Outreach Program located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver and it’s also an official stop for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Client Karen Leanne Starr tells Global News how Sheway helped save her life.

Video: Why Vancouver’s Sheway was picked as an official stop on the Royal Tour | Watch News Videos Online
Wonderful to know that programs and treatment centers are there to treat the most vulnerable in our society.

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Overall, I think the Canadians (and the Australians, the New Zealanders, etc.) have the best of both worlds, namely they get a royal family that costs them virtually nothing (except during the infrequent royal tours), and whatever they spend with the Governor General and his/her household pales in comparison with what other monarchies spend with their respective royal families or what many republics like France or the US spend with their presidents.

A pretty good deal if you ask me.
Excellent assessment of the situation regarding the Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand monarchies. Mbruno.
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Another time killer: Bella Bella forecast tomorrow is wet: https://weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/CAXX1109:1:CA
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Catching up here on all the goings on with the Royal Tour. One thing I can say for certain is that Will, Kate, George and Charlotte can really put the "family" in British royal family. I'm happy they were able to take their children with them to Canada even with having a pretty heavily planned itinerary.

Thanks Ish for a up close look at the arrival of the Cambridges at the War Memorial. I've never been to British Columbia but have heard that its a very beautiful part of the world and I'm hoping to see that shine through in the pictures taken during this tour.

I'm not a fan either of the short pants, knee socks look for little guys either. I didn't dress any of my boys that way when they were little except perhaps the shorts during hot weather.
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We have lots of pictures of little boys in our family dressed in this manner for church and weddings, etc. I always think they look adorable with their little knees. The innocence of childhood. And, I love the little girl dresses for Princess Charlotte.
They have the rest of their lives to wear whatever "style" the designers have determined to be current.
Wearing classic children's clothing hasn't hampered Prince Harry. Big smile...
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The Duchess of Cambridge today admitted she can't believe how fast her children are growing up.

As she visited a charity helping reformed drug addict mums, Kate admitted time flies being a royal mum.

She told former heroin addict Alison Wright, on a visit to Sheway charity in Vancouver, "They’re doing well."

She added, "I just can’t believe how quickly they’re growing, it’s amazing how the time goes.”
Read more: 'They grow so fast!': Kate speaks of motherhood at a visit to meet recovering drug addicts in Canada | London Evening Standard
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We have lots of pictures of little boys in our family dressed in this manner for church and weddings, etc. I always think they look adorable with their little knees. The innocence of childhood. And, I love the little girl dresses for Princess Charlotte.
They have the rest of their lives to wear whatever "style" the designers have determined to be current.
Wearing classic children's clothing hasn't hampered Prince Harry. Big smile...
No it has not!!!!! Proof that good sartorial sense can be expected after a wardrobe of classic children's wear has been outgrown.
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Hi AdmirerUS, I hope you're getting good coverage/details being close to Canada.

The tour is big news here in Oz.

My Sydney newspaper has three pages of photos from yesterday's arrival.

We have TV reporters there - part of the 500 mentioned by Rudolph - who are crossing back live here.

I'm not sure of the time difference, but they were in the thick of the action on the telly this morning and will probably do the same while things are occurring throughout our daytime news broadcasts.

And on the two main commercial channels that I saw, not just one network doing it.

I really enjoyed your first-hand account Ish.

There's something about a "real" person's view of these things that is more vital than the professional reporter's are able to convey.

Did you take any photos you could share with us?

(Also, I'm a bit shocked married women aren't allowed to take their husband's name.That idea hasn't hit Australia yet. I don't think it would fly here.)

Thanks everyone for your posts, I've enjoyed them all, particularly the Canadians.

(And on the socks/shorts thing - I'm sure there are still plenty of older Australian men who wear this as "smartwear" in various parts of the country. In the hot weather, in sandals. That is socks in sandals - long socks to the knee - shorts, smart shirt, go out to the club for lunch.)
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