Tag Archives: Governor-General Jean

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko’s State Visit to Canada

  July 8, 2009 at 3:52 am by

The Imperial Couple landed in Ottawa on Friday afternoon to kick off their 12-day state visit that will also take them to Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria. The last time Akihito visited Canada, he was a 19-year-old Crown Prince on his way to attend the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953. Although this visit is to commemorate the 80th anniversary of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries, it is also … Continue reading

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Norwegian State Visit from Canada

  April 30, 2009 at 3:27 pm by

On Tuesday their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja welcomed MichaĆ«lle Jean, the Governor General of Canada, and her husband Jean-Daniel Lafond, to Norway. The Crown Princely couple also took part in the official reception on the Palace Square. MichaĆ«lle Jean paid a visit to the Storting where she met the Vice President of the Storting and in the afternoon she met with Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. In the … Continue reading

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