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Old 11-11-2009, 06:46 PM
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I think the last Governor General to wear a uniform on any occasion was Ray Hnatyshyn (somewhere I saw a picture of him as GG wearing a CF Air Command uniform). Mme Jean also wore a naval uniform when she presented the Queen's Colour to Maritime Command and when she visited Afghanistan.

It's also interesting to see that the Prince was given military rank in Canada.
Your right, but I think Ray actually had a military background. I didn't know about Mme Jean wearing it before. For all the controversy she has caused I really like her and how she has made the GG position a prominent and visible one. She takes her role as Commander-in-Chief seriously, if she just showed a bit more respect to the monarchy, she would be perfect. I cant wait till her term is over however, I'm hoping then she will reveal why she choose to prorogue parliament last year.
The ceremony this morning was truley beautiful. I cant wait till the dinner photos tonight.

I was looking for what time the dinner started, I didn't find the time but I realized the GG changed the main photo on her website to a great on of her and the Prince. http://www.gg.ca/
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:39 PM
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I watched the ceremony from Ottawa this morning and was very impressed. The one thing that surprised me is that once the ceremony had begun, the tv commentator, CBC's Peter Mansbridge, said that they would be silent. That's very different then the "talking heads" we have in the States.
I was at the ceremony and was very impressed by it. It's an amazing feeling to stand on Parliament Hill surrounded by thousands of other people in near-complete silence. For an hour the downtown of the city completely came to a halt, and you could almost sense the emotion in the air as the speakers paid their tributes to the fallen soldiers.

I think people were pleased that Charles was there--someone beside me was saying they were impressed that he was wearing a Canadian military uniform. Some people waved as his car drove off right after the ceremony. I think that was the closest I came to an actual glimpse of him. I might have seen the back of his head through the car window, for about .005 seconds.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:26 PM
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Any pix of the back of the head? Tee hee!
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:10 PM
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Sorry, no.

(I did fumble in my bag for my camera, which was mysteriously hidden, a couple of times during the ceremony, but then I realized I was missing whatever I wanted to take a picture of, so I just gave up and let my memory be my camera. )
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Prince Charles arrives for dinner, but says he’s travelled enough ‘to make me lose my marbles’

No tiara:(
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:06 AM
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A Forces charity will receive a donation of 250,000 Canadian dollars (150,000) from the Government after Charles and Camilla made a request to the nation's Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
The Prince and Duchess asked that any presents they would receive as part of the traditional exchange of gifts at the end of a royal tour be replaced by a charitable contribution to a military organisation.

Prince of Wales ends Canadian tour - Telegraph
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:43 AM
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Prince Charles visited CFB Petawawa on Remembrance Day to meet soldiers and their families, including members of the Royal Canadian Regiment, of which he is colonel-in-chief. Here is the text of a brief question-and-answer session with the prince:

Prince Charles says we owe veterans 'enormous debt of gratitude' | National News | Coast Reporter, Sunshine Coast, BC

Lorne Leonhard remembered the firm grip of Prince Charles' hand, even if it was difficult to recall the precise words the royal visitor said as he paused at his wheelchair

Emotion and reflection in salute to fallen heroes - thestar.com

Prince Charles is in the final moments of his Canadian visit.He's just planted an oak sapling at Rideau Hall to commemorate his 11-day tour.

The Canadian Press: Prince Charles and Camilla head home after 11-day visit to Canada

Prince Charles applauded B.C. on its leadership in fighting climate change before a feast fit for royalty at last night's reception and dinner at Government House

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There can be some glamour in covering politics on Parliament Hill. And then there's the everyday stuff.

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When Janice Thomson emigrated from Scotland as an eight-year-old, she brought with her a slim, much-cherished book with photos taken of Prince Charles and his sister Princess Anne while they were in the care of the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth being on her coronation tour with Prince Philip

Nobody went away disappointed, guest at royal visit says - Niagara Advance - Ontario, CA

It was a scene fit for a prince. The fearsome, dark clouds hovering over Niagara-on-the-Lake last Thursday, pelting the region with bursts of heavy rain and loads of hail, lifted just in time for the arrival of the person the crowd of 300 had come to see.

Royalty well-received in NOTL - Niagara Advance - Ontario, CA

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have ended their tour of Canada with a tree planting ceremony at the home of the Queen's representative.
The prince and duchess planted a red oak at the governor general's official residence in Ottawa.

BBC NEWS | UK | Royal couple end Canadian visit

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I was thinking over where would be the appropriate place to post this kind of a comment and I suppose this is the relevent place to do so about Charles and Camilla's visit to Canada.

All I can say is that with reading the various links and the comments made here in TRF, the "oneness" of Charles and Camilla really stood out for me during this visit. Its shown the world how close they are. e.g "I need to turn to my wife to find out what day it is" kind of thing.. The at-ease-ment way Camilla had of greeting one of our own TRF'ers.. the caring the both of them had by wishing a gift made to the Forces rather than the customary exchange of gifts... the projection of thought that not just 100 days.. but a 100 months for our planet. Their focus was on rememberance and it was done with much honor and grace.

THIS shows me a couple that I respect. I think the UK has a good thing in their future King and Queen.
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And that is a beautiful post and one I completely agree with.
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:25 PM
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So this is the end of this visit, a successful one imho ...

In all cases it was a successful thread ! Thanks everyone for the many many contributions, with a special feeling for the incredible insight given by the canadian members.

It was a real pleasure to spent 10 days with you
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:25 AM
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Thank you for your kind remark, kristens.

I've often said that Remembrance Day is something that we Canadians do very well.


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I watched the ceremony from Ottawa this morning and was very impressed. The one thing that surprised me is that once the ceremony had begun, the tv commentator, CBC's Peter Mansbridge, said that they would be silent. That's very different then the "talking heads" we have in the States.
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:42 AM
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A Fort Erie couple say they were "humbled" to meet Prince Charles and his wife Camilla on Remembrance Day as the prince met with families of Canada's fallen soldiers.
Meeting royalty was "very impressive," said Gary Hass, after returning from Petawawa where his family met the future king and his wife.

Niagara family 'humbled' to meet Charles and Camilla - Niagara Falls Review - Ontario, CA

Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall thrilled soldiers and their families during an historic Remembrance Day visit to the base. The royal couple spent their last full day in Canada honouring the nation's war dead and paying tribute to those now called upon to risk their lives in Canada's latest conflict.

Prince Charles, Camilla thrill soldiers and their families at Base Petawawa - The Daily Observer - Ontario, CA


OTTAWA - With a final royal wave from the Airbus door Thursday, Prince Charles and wife Camilla ended their 11-day Canadian tour, a visit which held a distinct military focus

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/0.../royal_visit_3

Ever wonder what it's like in that royal bubble when the heir to the throne and his wife come to call?For one thing, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, come with their own crowd. Not your typical well-wishers, though. Their shadows are a small army of security, their own staff, Canadian government officials, assistants and media

The Canadian Press: Life in the royal bubble has moments of levity, lots of running
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In summary, I have really enjoyed the postings from Charles and Camilla's trip to Canada. Thank you to all who contributed in getting the pictures, articles, and links to us so promptly. Additionally thanks to those who explained and elaborated on Canadian customs etc.

As an observation, Charles and Camilla are perfectly suited for one another. Im glad, at last he has such a precious gift of love and to be with his apparent soul mate. May be ALL be so fortunate....
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I, too, would like to say how much I have enjoyed the postings about the Canada trip. We have been treated to many wonderful photos and articles, and of course the special treats from TRF members who were there. I agree that the trip has demonstrated how well suited Charles and Camilla are, and how well they work together.
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The governor-general cut more than a slightly ridiculous figure in her military uniform at Wednesday's Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa

G-G could learn from the duchess
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No tiara BUT
Beautiful, absolutely stunning.
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The governor-general cut more than a slightly ridiculous figure in her military uniform
She could indeed, did she have to wear her military uniform?
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Great photo, but I really wish D of C hadn't worn this outfit again, it could have been a grand finale
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Many readers will be unaware that the recent royal visit benefited children receiving care at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health. Bouquets of beautiful flowers arrived at the centre following the visit, a gift from the Duchess of Cornwall, who asked that, upon her departure, all flowers she received during her stay be given to a local children's hospital.

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Oh how sweet, she did recieve some beautiful bouquets on the trip.
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Nice to hear my bouquet went to such a good cause! I told my mother too she was quite happy to hear that Camilla did that.
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