Royal Family and Her Majesty's Vice-
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were in
Ottawa for most of the day as part of the 2017 Royal Tour. The
Prince participated in the inspection of the guard at 11:40am
and attended the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament
Hill. He also visited the Ottawa office of Shopify, a Canadian
e-commerce company. In a surprise announcement Prince
Charles was named an Extraordinary Companion of the Order
of Canada along with a group of other notable Canadians.
Governor General David Johnston presented the Order of
Canada to Prince Charles in light of his long relationship with
Canada and his many charitable endeavors to improve the
well-being of Canadians. His Excellency also released a short
video message in honour of Canada Day:
portrait while wearing the platinum Canadian maple-leaf
brooch she inherited from her mother. This brooch has been
worn by various members of the Royal Family while carrying
out their duties in Canada. If Her Majesty were wish to
congratulate some Canadians in person on the milestone she
doesn't have far to go. A contingent of Canadian soldiers are
serving as the Queen's Guard on select dates until July 3rd.
Canada was invited to send troops by Her Majesty as a way of
marking Canada's 150th birthday.
It is easy to forget that Canada is a young country. But when
you consider that the Queen has been alive for over half as
long as Canada has been a united entity it puts Canada's age
in perspective. We are a very young country. A very young
monarchy. The monarchy has been with us through our many
ups and downs along the way and it will be with us for
countless more. Happy Canada Day!
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