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Old 05-23-2012, 03:11 PM
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I didn't know that, BellaFay. That's a nice little bit of trivia. Camilla seems to have really enjoyed her latest visit to Canada.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:37 PM
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It has been pretty tiring. All the talking heads do is prattle on about the Prince being reserved before and how the crowds were not as big as William and Kate, and the William and Kate effect (apparently that is why the crowds were there). And how people love William and Kate more, yada yada yada. Not one of them talked about Camilla's patronages.

The trip was very successful. The Prince was wonderful, The Duchess was wonderful.
I've just been looking up the raw data (as opposed to media spin/reports) for opinion polls produced in the UK by IPSOS/Mori. That shows that in 2005 when Charles married Camilla the popularity of the Royal Family was 65% by 2006 it was 72% and 75% by 2011 and in 2012 a year after William married Kate it was 78%. So the Kate effect = 3% and the Camilla effect 7-10%. I notice the Globe Mail keeps mentioning the Montreal trouble in 2009, without mentioning that it was a protest against the Queen's visit planned for 2010. Sensibly when the Queen did visit she avoided Montreal. Did William & Kate visit Montreal?
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I'm glad she mentioned that she is the great great great grandaughter of the 1st Prime Minister of Canada & so she must feel a special link to Canada that other members of the Royal Family wouldn't necessarily have.
I wasn't aware of that. If possible, could you specify which line is Camilla descended from Canada's first Prime Minister? As far as I know, Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John Macdonald, had only one surviving son - Hugh John Macdonald. The latter married Gertrude Agnes VanKoughnet and had no issue.
I know Camilla has Canadian ancestry through Honourable George Keppel whose mother, Sophia Mary MacNab, was born in Canada (as daughter of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, 1st Baronet and Mary Stuart).
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MacNab was not Prime Minister of Canada as we know it today. He was Prime Minister of pre-confederation Canada, which was essentially todays Province of Ontario and Province of Quebec (Upper & Lower Canada).
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MacNab was not Prime Minister of Canada as we know it today. He was Prime Minister of pre-confederation Canada, which was essentially todays Province of Ontario and Province of Quebec (Upper & Power Canada).
Thanks! I thought we were talking about a different line, through John Macdonald.
And while we are at it, this is how the Duchess is descended from Sir Allan Napier MacNab.

- Sir Allan Napier MacNab, 1st Baronet
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- Sonia Rosemary Keppel
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Did William & Kate visit Montreal?
They were in Quebec. I wish I could send your post to every talking head here. Today they were a bit better, I'm hoping that is because they got inundated with tweets, calls and emails. It really was getting quite annoying. I love the Prince and Duchess of Cambridge, but it was quite ridiculous crediting her with the amazing job the Duchess of Cornwall was doing and with the respect and love the crowds was giving the Duchess.
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Charles gets a bad time for supposedly being cold and aloof and stiff. But, with the hockey and the DJ lesson, not to mention the weather forecast, Charles is obviously willing to have a go, even if it makes him look silly. He enjoys being with people, and sharing a joke and some fun with them. I don't think he's as burdened with worries and regrets as he used to be, and he doesn't take himself so seriously.

His demeanour is so much lighter and more positive, and I think people react to that. It's great to see.
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Can anyone make out what badges Charles is wearing on his lapels?
Charles is wearing a Canadian Flag. The silver one is the Canadian Diamond Jubilee pin and the darker one is an RCMP emblem.
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The Duchess of Cornwall's Speech to the Queen's Own Rifles in Canada demonstrates that she has become a respected public figure in her own right.

The Duchess of Cornwall’s Speech in Canada | Carolyn Harris: Royal Historian
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I have just started preparing the pictures I took on Monday and Tuesday. Here is the first batch of photos of TRH at Ashbridges Bay to watch fireworks with emergency responders and their families.

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Second set: TRH arrive at Queen's Park. Click on the photo for more:

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Third set: Queen's Park pt. 2 -- One woman shook hands with the Duchess and had some sort of religious experience, kissing and rubbing HRH's hand and not letting it go. Much to the Prince of Wales' amusement. Click for more!

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One woman shook hands with the Duchess and had some sort of religious experience, kissing and rubbing HRH's hand and not letting it go. Much to the Prince of Wales' amusement.
That was a bit weird. I didn't see the Prince laughing though.
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Bweir, thanks for posting the pictures. I hope you were able to (politely) shake hands with the royal couple. I haven't seen news reports, but the newspaper articles I read have been positive.
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That was a bit weird. I didn't see the Prince laughing though.
He appears to be very amused in this picture. Would give a lot to see Camilla's face though!

Thanks a lot for posting the pictures, Bweir!
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Great to see that Charles and Camilla got a warm reception.

Is it wrong that I find Charles strangely attractive here?

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He looks very relaxed. We don't get to see pictures such as this too often.

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He appears to be very amused in this picture. Would give a lot to see Camilla's face though!
He's definitely tickled .

Bweir, thank you for sharing your pictures with us.
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I thought they were going to show the Concert. Did I miss that?
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Harper names Prince Charles honorary RCMP commissioner - The Globe and Mail

Prince Charles was named honorary commissioner of the RCMP Wednesday night, during the final public event of his three-day visit to Canada.
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His brother Edward is Honorary Deputy Commissioner
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Charles is wearing a Canadian Flag. The silver one is the Canadian Diamond Jubilee pin and the darker one is an RCMP emblem.
Thanks for the info, bweir. Wonderful photos also. You got pretty close to TRH; were you able to speak to them at all?
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