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wbenson 11-27-2009 01:14 PM

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip: Visit to Canada and the US - June 28-July 6, 2010
 
The Governor General of Canada - NEWS RELEASE - Her Majesty The Queen to visit Canada in 2010

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, is pleased to announce that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Canada in 2010.

The visit will take place from June 28 to July 6, and will include stops in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Manitoba, and in the National Capital Region, on Canada Day.

Duchess 11-28-2009 05:36 AM

Queen and DoE Visit to Canada: June 28 - July 6, 2010
 
i'm going to try to be there

Hang on to your hat: the Queen is coming - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca

wbenson 11-30-2009 02:52 AM

Metro - News of Queen's Halifax visit draws mixed reviews

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh are coming to Halifax next summer, but the mood of some about the visit is less than overzealous.

“Nothing against the Queen, but I wouldn’t bother coming to see her,” said Halifax's Steve Patterson on a brisk day yesterday off of Spring Garden Road.

wbenson 01-15-2010 03:16 AM

Queen considers visit to Lunenburg

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are visiting Canada this coming summer, and if all goes well, the historic town of Lunenburg might just be one of the stops on their itinerary.

wbenson 01-22-2010 01:42 PM

BBC News - The Queen is to address the UN General Assembly

The Queen is to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York this summer for the first time in more than 50 years, Buckingham Palace says.

https://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsan...edNations.aspx

The Queen will address the UN as the Head of State of the United Kingdom and 15 other United Nations member states. As well as the United Kingdom, The Queen is the Head of State of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

wbenson 01-30-2010 10:42 PM

TheSpec.com - BreakingNews - Royals say no to Hamilton, this time around

Hope of another royal visit to Hamilton this year has been dashed.

The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Rileys) asked about Prince Philip visiting them when he comes to Canada this summer with Queen Elizabeth II because he is Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment. But the Rileys’ commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Sean McKee, received word this week from the prince’s equerry at Buckingham Palace that he will not be able to come during the June 28 - July 6 tour.

wbenson 03-12-2010 11:23 PM

Table set for Elizabeth to make a Queen's Plate appearance?

The details are still under a royal robe of secrecy, but all signs suggest this year's Queen's Plate — the 150th anniversary edition of Canada's most famous horse race — will be witnessed by none other than its namesake monarch, Queen Elizabeth, during her scheduled nine-day visit to the country this summer.

The race, almost always run on the last Sunday in June, has been pushed this year to July 4, when the Queen is expected to be on the Ontario leg of a Canadian tour that will also include stops in Manitoba and Nova Scotia.

wbenson 03-23-2010 04:15 PM

Tricky steps will keep Queen away from N.S. Tattoo - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca

A plan to have the Queen official*ly open the Royal Nova Scotia In*ternational Tattoo this summer has been scuttled by concerns over the elderly monarch’s safe*ty.

tommy1716 03-28-2010 08:07 PM

Queen withdraws from Canadian military tattoo in row over staircase - Times Online

A row over a staircase has led to the Queen withdrawing from an appearance at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo during her forthcoming visit to Canada.

Lillibetforever 03-28-2010 10:04 PM

Silly people indeed! Don't they know that HM can manage to put her tiara on while walking down stairs?! :whistling: A handful of stairs to a podium shouldn't pose much of a problem.

Bosana 03-29-2010 12:06 AM

What nonsense...and insulting to the Queen. As if she couldn't make up her own mind about whether she could ascend the stairs. Even her advisers didn't see a problem. Could not a hand rail be built just in case? It seems a shame that she won't enjoy the Tattoo, but I don't blame her for withdrawing.

wbenson 03-30-2010 11:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lillibetforever (Post 1063637)
A handful of stairs to a podium shouldn't pose much of a problem.

The diagram in this article puts the angle of the stairs in a little more perspective. After seeing that I can see why the Tattoo organizers might have been reluctant to have the Queen use them. They verge on being a ladder rather than stairs.

Iluvbertie 03-31-2010 02:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wbenson (Post 1064267)
The diagram in this article puts the angle of the stairs in a little more perspective. After seeing that I can see why the Tattoo organizers might have been reluctant to have the Queen use them. They verge on being a ladder rather than stairs.


This is one of those situations where the people actually there needed to make the decision and those in London either send someone to investigate for themselves or accept the expert opinion of those on the ground.

It would have been extremely embarrasing for them if she had gone and then fallen on the steps and been badly injured (and at her age any fall can be extremely serious).

Humera 04-04-2010 06:16 PM

Palace says Queen will skip N.S. tattoo, despite final appeal by organizers

The tattoo says it has suggested a number of options to allow the Queen to attend, including the construction of special stages for her and allowing her to speak from a specially designated area.

. . . "The stairs in question are not stairs; they are theatrical presentation risers that no one uses without extensive rehearsals under show lighting conditions."

The organizers described themselves as "immensely disappointed" that the Queen wouldn't be attending, noting that many of the younger performers will be disappointed.

The tattoo was attended several times by the Queen Mother, who opened the first one in 1979. It gained its royal status in honour of the Queen's 80th birthday in 2006. The Canadian Press: Palace says Queen will skip N.S. tattoo, despite final appeal by organizers


The official statement from the Tatoo can be found here:
Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Halifax, Nova Scotia - The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo's position on the royal visit

I understand the position of the organizers here. They've had many royal visits in the past and are quite experienced at this sort of thing. It's too bad the Queen's people couldn't have found a way to have her attend the event without having to climb the stage.

wbenson 04-27-2010 10:13 PM

CBC News - Ottawa - Royal visit to cost Ottawans $3M: police

The Queen's visit to Ottawa this summer could leave residents with a huge security tab since the federal government seems unwilling to pay, Ottawa police allege.

wbenson 05-11-2010 02:32 AM

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/a...onation-parade

After two months of runaround, Bill Brennan got a call out of the blue from Ottawa, enthused about his idea of reuniting the Canadians who marched in the 1953 Coronation Parade one last time this summer.

On Wednesday, MacLeod called Brennan at his north Toronto home. Let’s do this, said MacLeod. The Queen will be visiting Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg, and we can do walkabouts for veterans in all four cities. You have two weeks.

wbenson 05-20-2010 03:37 AM

Prime Minister of Canada: PM announces destinations for the 2010 Royal Tour of Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that Her Majesty The Queen of Canada and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will visit five cities and three provinces during their tour of Canada from June 28 to July 6.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will visit:
  • Halifax from June 28 to June 30
  • The National Capital Region from June 30 to July 3
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, on July 3
  • Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario from July 3 to July 6

The Queen's tour: Canada Day address, off to the races, a royal visit to RIM - The Globe and Mail

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office released a preliminary schedule of Queen Elizabeth’s Canadian visit Wednesday, slated to run from June 28 to July 6 with prominent stops in Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Toronto and Waterloo – a length and profile that amount to a warm embrace of the monarchy on the part of Mr. Harper.

The Globe and Mail has also obtained a draft version of her full itinerary.

wbenson 05-20-2010 02:28 PM

From cobbling together a couple of different sources, this appears to be the outline for the Queen's visit:

June 28 and 29
Halifax

Rededicate Government House
Tour HMCS St. John's
Unveil Plaque at HMCS Sackville
Fleet review in Bedford Basin

June 30
Ottawa

Arrive in Ottawa
Canadian Museum of Nature - Rededicate museum
National Arts Centre - Unveil statue of Oscar Peterson
Rideau Hall - Unveil Diamond Jubilee window

July 1
Ottawa

Parliament Hill - Canada Day

July 2
Private retreat

July 3
Winnipeg

Inaugurate new building at the airport
Unveil statue at Government House
Lay cornerstone at the Human Rights Museum
Attend Human Rights concert
Arrive in Toronto

July 4
Toronto

St. James' Cathedral - service
Woodbine Racecourse - Queen's Plate

July 5
Toronto/Kitchener

RIM Headquarters (Waterloo)
Pinewood Studios - tour set
Luncheon
State dinner
Duke of Edinburgh's Awards (Prince Philip)

July 6
Toronto, New York

Ceremony at Queen's Park
Pearson Airport - Unveil new Canada Border Services Agency badge
Leave for New York
Address the United Nations General Assembly

wbenson 06-08-2010 06:51 PM

The Associated Press: Palace: Queen Elizabeth II to visit ground zero

Buckingham Palace says that Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will visit the former site of the Twin Towers as part of her forthcoming tour of North America.

wbenson 06-11-2010 05:07 PM

Royal couple reaches out to Canadians

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip met 120 of the estimated half-million Canadians living in Britain here this week in advance of the royal couple's visit to Canada later this month.

Painter's work fit for visiting monarch - Winnipeg Free Press

wbenson 06-15-2010 06:52 PM

The website for the royal visit has been put online. This includes an itinerary, which is already far superior to that released for the visit of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in November.

2010 Royal Tour - Home

I've also put together a map showing the locations that have been announced for events.

The Province of Nova Scotia also has created a website for the visit.

wbenson 06-25-2010 12:38 AM

Hale and hearty Queen has busy agenda for Canadian trip - Winnipeg Free Press

Roger Barliszen is planning to reprise a little family history this Canada Day.

The Ottawa government worker and his daughter Victoria, three months shy of her fourth birthday, may be among a projected 100,000 people on Parliament Hill when Queen Elizabeth II addresses the nation July 1.

The speech, one of four by the Queen during her nine-day tour of Canada, will anchor a frenetic tour that takes the monarch from Halifax to Winnipeg and back to southern Ontario.

ghost_night554 06-25-2010 12:43 AM

Is it wrong I'm mad she isn't coming to Vancouver :lol: oh well she can't go everywhere, will def me watching Canada day celebrations this year.

wbenson 06-25-2010 07:28 PM

Accessing the Garrison Grounds on June 28 | News Releases | Government of Nova Scotia

Everyone is welcome see Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh during their official welcome to Canada at the Garrison Grounds at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 28.

free2rhyme 06-26-2010 04:38 PM

Does anybody know if it is on the agenda for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to visit Ground Zero while in New York as Prince Harry did on his visit last year?

Lumutqueen 06-26-2010 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by free2rhyme (Post 1103115)
Does anybody know if it is on the agenda for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to visit Ground Zero while in New York as Prince Harry did on his visit last year?

The Queen and the DoE are in
  • Halifax from June 28 to June 30
  • The National Capital Region from June 30 to July 3
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, on July 3
  • Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario from July 3 to July 6
Then on July 6th, The Queen addresses the UN. So i doubt she'll make a stop at Ground Zero.

wbenson 06-26-2010 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by free2rhyme (Post 1103115)
Does anybody know if it is on the agenda for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to visit Ground Zero while in New York as Prince Harry did on his visit last year?

It is. -----

wbenson 06-26-2010 05:02 PM

Who knows where Queen will sleep? - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Government House may have recently had a multimillion-dollar face lift, but it is not being revealed whether the Queen and Prince Philip will be staying in the new and improved residence during their visit to Halifax.

RoyalistRiley 06-27-2010 02:20 AM

Here's something that I've been thinking about recently. When she addresses the UN, will it be as Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen of Canada or as Queen of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belieze, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica and so on ?

wbenson 06-27-2010 03:55 AM

The news release linked upthread states that "the Queen will address the UN as the Head of State of the United Kingdom and 15 other United Nations member states." I do wonder how exactly that works, though, given that each state has its own unique foreign policy.

On that note:

Queen to make historic UN address and appeal for 'world peace' - Telegraph

The Queen is preparing to deliver one of the most important speeches of her 58-year reign in New York early next month.

She is expected to appeal for world unity and world peace when she addresses the 192-member General Assembly of the United Nations for the first time in more than half a century at the end of her summer tour of Canada.

Lumutqueen 06-27-2010 04:43 AM

So there will be two reigning monarchs in Canada at the same time.
King Abdullah will arrive on June 29th.

RoyalistRiley 06-27-2010 05:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wbenson (Post 1103307)

This article says that she will make the address as "Head of State of 16 UN Member nations", so I guess she will just have a lengthy introduction :smile: And I do hope that she does not literally say 'I would like world peace" because then the UN General Assembly would start to sound like a beauty contest :ohmy:

Mermaid1962 06-27-2010 07:30 AM

But only one of them is the Sovereign of Canada.;)


Quote:

Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 1103327)
So there will be two reigning monarchs in Canada at the same time.
King Abdullah will arrive on June 29th.


Humera 06-27-2010 06:11 PM

But it’s in Halifax where the Queen will carry out her most important official duty and witness the greatest spectacle of the trip.

Seventeen foreign warships — including the British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal and the American carrier USS Wasp — arrived here last week to join the Canadian navy in celebrating its 100th anniversary.

The city’s waterfront is now bristling with modern warships and filled with sailors from Canada, the U.S., Britain, France, Denmark, Germany, Holland and Brazil.

. . . At Rideau Hall, she will unveil plans for a new stained glass window, to be installed in the Senate in 2012, the 60th anniversary of her reign.
The window’s design, created by Kelowna, B.C., stained glass artists Christopher Goodman and Angela Zissoff, is a tightly-guarded secret —

All that’s known is that the window will pay homage to the only two Diamond Jubilees in Canadian history: that of Queen Victoria in 1897, and Elizabeth II in 2012.

charlottestreasures 06-27-2010 10:30 PM

A Canada Map of all her visits.
 
CBC News - Canada - Queen Elizabeth's royal visits to Canada

charlottestreasures 06-27-2010 10:37 PM

Interesting bit of trivia
 
Sky Reporter Paul Harrison Reveals How His Father Returned To UK On Queen's Flight From Canada | UK News | Sky News

Duchess 06-28-2010 06:55 AM

Fixed-up residence fit for a Queen - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca

it's a shame the weather's not going to cooperate. maybe she'll bring the sun with her.

Lumutqueen 06-28-2010 09:10 AM

That sounds like such an amazing event to watch.
All those war ships celebrating such a wonderful event.

The tour starts today, any picture of the Queen leaving?

Duchess 06-28-2010 01:36 PM

CBC News - Nova Scotia - Queen arrives in Halifax

my sister will be able to see the motorcade heading into halifax. what a shame she had to leave such beautiful weather in london to come to all this rain.

Lumutqueen 06-28-2010 01:41 PM

She might be glad for some cold weather, the weather here is too hot IMO.

wbenson 06-28-2010 01:44 PM

The arrival ceremony will be streamed live here.

Lumutqueen 06-28-2010 01:46 PM

Thank you for the link Wbenson, I was just going to ask if there was anyway I could see it.

She's arrived and wearing a beautiful raincoat.

Tiggersk8 06-28-2010 02:41 PM

Those poor sailors, Mounties, but especially Pipers must just be chilled to the bone in that soaking rain. What a shame the tour had to start in such wretched weather.

I hope it's a gorgeous day tomorrow for the sail past.

wbenson 06-28-2010 03:03 PM

The Prime Minister seemed to be enjoying the music quite a bit.

Humera 06-28-2010 04:51 PM

The Queen with Governor-General Michaelle Jean and Prime Minister Stephen Harper:
Photo 1
Photo 2

More pictures:
Inspecting an honour guard
greeting kids
Queen Elizabeth II emerges from a wigwam at the Mi'kmaq First Nations heritage village on the Commons in Halifax, Nova Scotia June 28, 2010. The village was erected to commemorate Grand Chief Henri Membertou's baptism on June 24, 1610.

HALIFAX, NS - JUNE 28: Queen Elizabeth II attends a Mikmaq event at Halifax Common on June 28, 2010 in Halifax, Canada.

Queen Elizabeth ll departs from a Mi'kmaq First Nations heritage village on the Commons during her tour of Halifax, Nova Scotia June 28, 2010. The village was erected to commemorate Grand Chief Henri Membertou's baptism on June 24, 1610.

Tiggersk8 06-28-2010 06:56 PM

That Native choir from Newfoundland did a gorgeous job of Amazing Grace in their Native Language. Really lovely.

laduchesse 06-28-2010 07:05 PM

More Pics from Day 1:

Getty Images - Unsupported browser detected

Mermaid1962 06-28-2010 07:53 PM

It's wonderful to see the Queen on Canadian soil again. Has anyone else noticed that the Mounties aren't wearing their "red serge" now? It's kind of an orangey-red that they wear now rather than crimson. It's not the same red as the Maple Leaf, which is disappointing. I've been seeing the local RCMP officers at various events, and the tunics have definitely changed colour.:ermm:

jonc93 06-28-2010 10:24 PM

An article from telegraph
Queen met with torrential rain on royal visit to Canada - Telegraph

rmay286 06-29-2010 12:23 AM

The Queen is such a beautiful lady. She has the most radiant smile. I'm really looking forwards to seeing her in person!

I'm also impressed by how the Queen, at the age of 84, still manages airplane steps and soggy ground in high heels. :flowers:

Penny Royalty 06-29-2010 02:32 AM

I hadn't known that British in command were in visit to our northern land Canada. I was looking at getty images when upon I came across the loveliest Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. She does amaze me that she at her age continues the call of the Kingdom again and again. I admire her and appreciate the many services she pays tribute to with her time and energy.

One thing I can say of Her Majesty is that she continues looking attractive, youthful, and aesthetically pleasing in her choice of wear. Although I never mention my voice I often visit and admire her workings through this great root of Royal sources. I'm left spell bounded and speechless for she has persevered in honor of her great country seemingly flawlessly. I never hear any wrong of her. And it pleases me so. Bless you your highness for the stamina that you posses. You do wonders for us all. Cheers to her. :flowers:

Humera 06-29-2010 02:37 AM

A special report on the Queen's arrival:

CBC.ca Video

iceflower 06-29-2010 03:57 AM

Here's the zimbio gallery without watermarks!

I'm looking forward to a great trip with many wonderful pics of the
Queen! Not to forget Prince Philip, but the Queen is the eyecatcher
of course :smile:


** Queen Elizabeth II Visits Canada - Day 1 **

Vasillisos Markos 06-29-2010 11:33 AM

Iceflower,

Thanks for the link to the wonderful photographs. The Queen looks like she is enjoying her visit to Canada and I was tickled by her umbrella's yellow stripe accessorizing her outfit, tres chic.

Vecchiolarry 06-29-2010 11:59 AM

Hi,

You are very right, Rmay 286, when you say The Queen is a lady.....
Women around the world would do well to emulate her; and men could take an example from Prince Philip, who is a gentleman....

Long may they both live!!

Larry

laduchesse 06-29-2010 01:04 PM

Getty Pics (Day 2): Getty Images - Unsupported browser detected

Chronicle Herald (NS newspaper): People can upload their pics of the royal visit here - Nova Scotia Community - communityherald.ca :: Elizabeth in Halifax

Chronicle Herald's Royal Visit Page with various pics, clips, and articles: Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca

wbenson 06-29-2010 01:23 PM

Today's events are being streamed live here.

Humera 06-29-2010 02:08 PM

I'm watching it live right now, looks like an amazing event. All those magnificent ships from all over the world celebrating a 100 years of the Canadian Navy, must be even more magnificent to watch it in person.
Haven't caught any glimpses of the Queen yet but will post some caps once she appears.

Mermaid1962 06-29-2010 03:00 PM

I'm not sure what you mean. Could you put this in other words? Thank you, Penny Royalty.:flowers:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Penny Royalty (Post 1104263)
I hadn't known that British in command were in visit to our northern land Canada.


Osipi 06-29-2010 05:05 PM

I've been watching the live coverage for the past 2 days and I am simply amazed at the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and how youthful they are.

Watching them do walkabout, I really wish Philip was wearing a microphone... I'd really love to hear some of the gems that popped out of his mouth. :biggrin:

laduchesse 06-29-2010 05:31 PM

The Queen looks striking today. Love the white and black combo. The bow design really works for her too.

wbenson 06-29-2010 05:56 PM

The Celebration of Nova Scotia, attended by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, will be webcast live here at 8:00 PM local (midnight BST and 7:00 PM Eastern).

Tiggersk8 06-29-2010 07:00 PM

W/Family in the Military and Uncles and Aunts and Cousins as WWII Vets, I've been attending Military Events since I was a wee little thing, so watching the Intl Fleet Review was such a treat. Only thing that was missing was my Dad, as he had a Kidney Clinic appt this afternoon and my DVR is on the fritz, so no copy of it in this house. Which is a shame, as Dad would have loved, loved, loved to have seen this.

I'm on Dial Up due to being in Rural Canada, so no streaming video available to me sadly.

It was something to see HMCS St. John's go past HMS Ark Royal. Our Frigate looked like a little toy boat next to that gornomous (Yes, that's a word!! ;oD ) Aircraft Carrier. Oh and if anyone has a chance to see the show that Discovery Canada produces called Mighty Ships, keep an eye open for the episode about the Danish Flagship HDMS Absalon. She was there today in Halifax Harbour as part of the Fleet Review and she's quite the ship. I was actually shocked by the level of access they gave to the Discovery Canada film crew, nothing sensitive of course, but it was still a pretty amazing look into the Flagship of the Danish Navy.

Also kudos to the CBC for getting the Cdn Naval Captain they had as a techincial advisor. He was amazing and loved listening to his stories he shared of serving around the World. I was wishing the coverage could go on longer just to hear him talk more. As someone who lives on the Great Lakes, I wish he'd talked a bit more about being a part of The Great Lakes Deployment and going through the St. Lawrence Seaway. It sounded from what he told us that it was the highlight of his Naval Career. It was also facsinating to me to hear about the new challenges of sailing up North. W/the Ice Cap melting, the currents are changing w/the melding of the fresh water coming from the melted ice w/the salt water of the Ocean.

Can you tell I really enjoyed listening to this guy? :oD

I also join in the kudos to the Captain and Crew of HMCS St. John's for their Parallel Parking abilities. I can't imagine just how hard a berthing that had to be for them, and of course they're professionals, but....I know people who can't do that in a car on land, forget a mult billion dollar Frigate at sea!! Awesome Job!!

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness looked like they were greatly enjoying their day. To me though, my favourite moments at something like this is always is seeing The Queen w/the Veterans. She was their Princess after all and she's a Veteran as well. Our main commentator was saying it must be something for Her Majesty to see/meet women in Today's Miltary, as she served herself during WWII. She was among those first Female Members of the Military to be more than a Nursing Sister, so she must be so proud when she's introduced to someone like the Commander of the St. John's who is also the first female Commanding Officer of any serving war vessel of the Canadian Navy. Not the St. John's, but you know what I mean. I hope. :o)

The poor Snowbirds. Grounded. Again!! They must be hoping the third time's the charm and for clear skies on Thursday for the fly past over Parliament Hill on Canada Day. Speaking of that...I learned at the Figure Skating MB I belong to that the Queen of Canadian Figure Skating will be meeting Her Majesty on Thursday, as Joannie Rochette will be part of the Concert/Ceremonies on The Hill. Joannie was at The G20 First Ladies Brunch on Sunday at the CN Tower and seated at/beside Michelle Obama. She was one of the Canadian Ladies of Distinction invited. What a week Joannie's having though. First Michelle Obama and on Thursday, Her Majesty The Queen. Can't wait to see her Thursday. :)

I'll have to check Nova Scotia CBC on our dish to see if they'll be showing the Gala.

What an incredable, incredable day though!! As I said to Mom, the only way I can describe what the aerial shots of the Harbour looked like was like looking at all of those archival footage of the Convoys getting ready to leave for England during WWII, only in colour and far more modern ships.

God Bless my Canadian Navy and to another Hundred years and more!!!

RoyalistRiley 06-29-2010 08:35 PM

Such a shame the weather has not been very good for the Queen

Mermaid1962 06-29-2010 09:23 PM

It reminds me a bit of her trip to California in 1983! At least, having spent most of her life in the UK, she's used to changeable weather.:flowers:

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoyalistRiley (Post 1104607)
Such a shame the weather has not been very good for the Queen


iceflower 06-30-2010 02:36 AM

Here's the gettyimages gallery without watermarks again:


** Queen Elizabeth II Visits Canada - Day 2 **

I have to admit that I had to look twice when first seeing the
black and white dress with the ribbons - but she can even
wear something fancy like that..:smile:

Mermaid1962 06-30-2010 03:14 AM

I think that the outfit is in navy and white, which is a witty combination for the centenary of the Canadian Navy.:flowers:

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1104664)
I have to admit that I had to look twice when first seeing the
black and white dress with the ribbons - but she can even
wear something fancy like that..:smile:


Harold 06-30-2010 07:26 AM

One of the photos I saw showed the Canadian Royal Standard flying from a naval ship. What a pretty flag that is. Too bad we don't get to see it more often.

Duchess 06-30-2010 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoyalistRiley (Post 1104607)
Such a shame the weather has not been very good for the Queen

actually the weather was excellent for the fleet review yesterday....overcast. had it been sunny it would have been hot and humid. the rain on the day of the arrival was a let down thoughl

Duchess 06-30-2010 09:17 AM

Fleet passes royal muster - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Duchess 06-30-2010 09:19 AM

HM and the DoE will be on parliment hill in ottawa for canada day. what a treat to have them here for our birthday!!!!

Madame Royale 06-30-2010 09:41 AM

The Queen has looked superbly put together thus far. So resplendent.

I will confess I found the 'it's good to be home' line a tad unusual, though I understand very well the sentiment behind it. The truth is though that most Canadian's don't consider the Queen Canadian just as most Australian's would never call the Queen Australian, nor has she referred to herself as being one. The Queen, to my knowledge, has never referred to this continent as 'home', and she is no less our Queen than she is that of Canada. The royal favourite across the pond perhaps?...hehe ;)

It's well known that the late Queen Mother had a fondness for Canada and the Queen herself seems to speak of it every time she comes to visit.

Warren 06-30-2010 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Harold (Post 1104747)
One of the photos I saw showed the Canadian Royal Standard flying from a naval ship. What a pretty flag that is. Too bad we don't get to see it more often.

The Queen's Royal Standard for Canada
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Humera 06-30-2010 10:49 AM

Yes the Queen was referring to the fact that her late mother often called Canada a "home away from home," thereby implying that she also considers it a second home, as was noted in some of the newspapers. One of the experts in the special report mentioned that Canada is the most visited commonwealth nation.
Queen Elizabeth II is genuinely liked by Canadians, whatever their feelings about the monarchy. So it's not really about her being "Canadian".
The special report from Day 1 had some wonderful clips (beginning of the show) from her past visits and they really impress upon one how she has been a witness to some very significant events in Canadian history. The repatriation of the Canadian Constitution, for example, which she presided over during a visit in 1982. It is known that she took personal interest in the constitutional debate. I think that for many she represents a link to our past.

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Originally Posted by Madame Royale (Post 1104785)
It's well known that the late Queen Mother had a fondness for Canada and the Queen herself seems to speak of it every time she comes to visit.


Madame Royale 06-30-2010 10:53 AM

:previous: The royal favourite, indeed...:biggrin:

wbenson 06-30-2010 12:23 PM

Today's events are being streamed online here.

bweir 06-30-2010 03:36 PM

I had the opportunity to give a bouquet to HM this afternoon when she and HRH unveiled a statue honouring Oscar Peterson at Ottawa's National Arts Centre. Click on HM below for a whole gallery:

Mermaid1962 06-30-2010 03:40 PM

I was reading the Daily Mail online last night, and they changed the quote. So I wonder what else they're changing in their reporting of royal events?:lol:

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Originally Posted by Madame Royale (Post 1104785)
The Queen has looked superbly put together thus far. So resplendent.

I will confess I found the 'it's good to be home' line a tad unusual, though I understand very well the sentiment behind it. .


ghost_night554 06-30-2010 06:26 PM

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So excited that she will take part in Canada day celebrations!

Tiggersk8 06-30-2010 08:01 PM

Oh bweir...I'm so envious!! Will have to look at your pictures a little later tonight as I'm about to head off into the Rec Room for my nightly Stationary Bike ride and then my nightly ride on the Eliptical Machine.

Were you able to have a chat w/Her Majesty or did you only have the chance to give her your flowers. Regardless, so envious of you and WTG!!! :)

Osipi 06-30-2010 08:45 PM

Beautiful pictures bweir! Thanks so much for posting them for us. What a wonderful day you must have had!

rmay286 06-30-2010 09:17 PM

Those are lovely pictures, bweir. I`m going down to Parliament Hill tomorrow, also with my camera.:smile:

I was browsing Getty Images for pictures of the Queen`s visit and came across a few of her with Prince Philip that I had to share. I don`t think I`ve ever seen them so intent in conversation with each other before!
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I find it quite sweet that after nearly 63 years of marriage, the Queen still seems so interested in what Philip is saying. :lol: Not quite sure what to think of Philip`s expressions, however...

Jaya 06-30-2010 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Madame Royale (Post 1104785)
The Queen has looked superbly put together thus far. So resplendent.

I will confess I found the 'it's good to be home' line a tad unusual, though I understand very well the sentiment behind it. The truth is though that most Canadian's don't consider the Queen Canadian just as most Australian's would never call the Queen Australian, nor has she referred to herself as being one. The Queen, to my knowledge, has never referred to this continent as 'home', and she is no less our Queen than she is that of Canada. The royal favourite across the pond perhaps?...hehe ;)

It's well known that the late Queen Mother had a fondness for Canada and the Queen herself seems to speak of it every time she comes to visit.

When Queen Elizabeth first visited Canada with Philip five hundred thousand people turned out to greet the couple. So I think she maybe referring to the fact that she has always been well received here and that she is accorded respect and deference that borders on a genuinely distinct affinity felt by the people for her and Philip..If part of her heart is here then it is' "Home" away from home etc.The Queen discovered she was pregnant with Andrew while here in 1960 so she has had some moments with the nation and what has happened to her.The Queen Mum had one of her most successful visits abroad with her trip here in 39. Elizabeth and Philip are one of the most if not the most successfully married pair of royals ever.The Queen is elegant and well heeled as usual and the Prince still dashing - God Bless them.

charlottestreasures 06-30-2010 09:36 PM

In this picture Would this be you bweir?
 
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Originally Posted by bweir (Post 1104908)
I had the opportunity to give a bouquet to HM this afternoon when she and HRH unveiled a statue honouring Oscar Peterson at Ottawa's National Arts Centre. Click on HM below for a whole gallery:

https://news.nationalpost.com/2010/06...r-the-beatles/

ghost_night554 06-30-2010 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by bweir (Post 1104908)
I had the opportunity to give a bouquet to HM this afternoon when she and HRH unveiled a statue honouring Oscar Peterson at Ottawa's National Arts Centre. Click on HM below for a whole gallery:

Gah! So jealous you got to meet Her Majesty! Congrats! Hopefully she'll visit us in Vancouver for her Diamond Jubilee

RoyalistRiley 06-30-2010 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by bweir (Post 1104908)
I had the opportunity to give a bouquet to HM this afternoon when she and HRH unveiled a statue honouring Oscar Peterson at Ottawa's National Arts Centre.


Congratulations! You are so lucky to have done that - and your pictures are excellent.

The Queen's visit made Australian TV this morning, which makes a nice chnage from the ignorance of royalty that we are forced to suffer through.

Lady Meg 06-30-2010 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by wbenson (Post 1090967)
The Associated Press: Palace: Queen Elizabeth II to visit ground zero

Buckingham Palace says that Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will visit the former site of the Twin Towers as part of her forthcoming tour of North America.

Does anyone know the time table as to when she will be laying the actual wreath at the site?

Mermaid1962 07-01-2010 12:01 AM

Thank you for your beautiful pictures, bweir! :flowers: I think that she's a beautiful woman anyway, but she's outstanding in that blue outfit.:wub:

Humera 07-01-2010 01:20 AM

I was unable to watch the Day 3 events live but here are some wonderful news clips:
  • wonderful clip from the CBC's The National: video - interesting fact, tomorrow will be the Queen's 7th Canada Day in Canada.
  • a collection of news clips from CTV: video - they cover various aspects of the Queen's visit. One of them touches on the "its good to be home" comment by the Queen. The expert from Burke's Peerage mentioned a reception she hosted in the US as Queen of Canada and said "I'm going home to Canada tomorrow." He also mentioned that the Queen mother wore a Maple leaf brooch throughout WWII; some wonderful royal links to Canadian history.
Thousands of people turned out to see the Queen in Ottawa today, young people in particular and lots of children. She also hosted a garden party in Rideau Hall.

The Governor General's website has pictures and some videos as well: 2010 Royal Tour - Home

Looking forward to tomorrow's celebration on Parliament Hill!

Tiggersk8 07-01-2010 02:01 AM

bweir, your pictures were fantastic and thank you so much for sharing them w/us.

Don't forget that the CBC will be covering tomorrow's events on The Hill starting at Noon EST!!

And since it's already past midnight here...

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!

Humera 07-01-2010 02:05 AM

June 30 - Pictures from Day 3
 
Queen Elizabeth meets with Prime Minister Stephen Harper at Rideau Hall.

Meeting with the PM

Queen Elizabeth unveils a cast that will be used to create a bust of herself, at Rideau Hall.

The Queen with Speaker of the Senate Noel Kinsella as she unveils the Diamond Jubilee Design during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. The actual stained glass window will be installed in the foyer of the Senate on Parliament Hill.
It commemorates the only two monarchs in Canadian History to celebrate their Diamond Jubilee, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.
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Queen Elizabeth unveils a statue of Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
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Queen Elizabeth II meets Sky News broadcast journalist Paul Harrison as she attends a garden party at Government House. The Queen gave Paul Harrison's father, also a journalist, a lift home on the Royal Plane 37 years ago so he could attend the birth of his son during a Royal tour of Canada.
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More pictures from the Garden Party: Image gallery

From the visit to the Canadian Museum of Nature: Image gallery

Princes Philip from the visit o the Canadian Museum of Nature
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Two more lovely photos:
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bweir 07-01-2010 04:53 AM

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Originally Posted by charlottestreasures (Post 1105068)

WOW! No, that wasn't me, but that guy was the ONLY other person that was there before I was. :lol: So glad he got to meet her.

Lumutqueen 07-01-2010 06:41 AM

I'm quite surprised that the British Newspaper aren't covering this story that much.
Only the telegraph has 5 or 6 articles.

iceflower 07-01-2010 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Mermaid1962 (Post 1104674)
I think that the outfit is in navy and white, which is a witty combination for the centenary of the Canadian Navy.:flowers:

Seems I'm getting colourblind..;)


The gettyimages/zimbio gallery:

** Queen Elizabeth II Visits Canada - Day 3 **

Madame Royale 07-01-2010 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by RoyalistRiley (Post 1105083)
Congratulations! You are so lucky to have done that - and your pictures are excellent.

The Queen's visit made Australian TV this morning, which makes a nice chnage from the ignorance of royalty that we are forced to suffer through.

That's not really so. Anything of interest or importance concerning the Queen or the royal family always makes the news here. Be it on the TV or newspapers.

ElisaR 07-01-2010 10:02 AM

It's just me, or these pictures are better than usual? Or maybe it's just the Queen that looks so striking during this visit... :flowers:
In any case, I'm saving every single picture on my computer.

Elise27 07-01-2010 10:14 AM

Anyone know if today's events are being streamed on the internet?

And I was shocked watching a report and seeing the 89 year old prince philip and 84 year old queen going up a long set of stairs like nothing. Although it did look like the prince is in even better shape than the queen considering he's almost 90. The queen did kind of look up like thinking "when are these steps going to end" lol. May they have many more years in such health!

wbenson 07-01-2010 12:06 PM

Today's event is being streamed online here.

ghost_night554 07-01-2010 12:07 PM

Watchimg it now ...The Queen looks amazing!

Elise27 07-01-2010 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by wbenson (Post 1105351)
Today's event is being streamed online here.

Thanks, she looked wonderful and I love that the queen was in red and white for canada day!


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