Monday, May 30, 2011
Unfortunately I will be away for TRH homecoming, but I will be keeping track! It will be Happy and Glorious! God Bless TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. God Save the Queen of Canada!!!
Theme of the 2011 Royal Tour of Canada “Moving Forward Together”
May 30, 2011
Canada has been given the distinct honour of hosting the first international tour by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The 2011 Royal Tour of Canada will be their first international destination as a newly married couple, as well as the first Commonwealth country and the first realm country to welcome them. With scheduled stops in the National Capital Region, as well as every region of the country – Atlantic Canada (Prince Edward Island – Charlottetown and Summerside), Central Canada (Quebec – Montreal and Quebec City), Western Canada (Alberta – Calgary) and the North (Northwest Territories – Yellowknife), the itinerary has been developed in such a way as to allow the Royal Couple to meet as many Canadians as possible.
Their Royal Highnesses will come to know Canada and, in the process, develop their own lasting bonds of affection with Canada and Canadians. This has been the case with Her Majesty The Queen for over 60 years, beginning with her first visit as Princess Elizabeth at the age of 25 in 1951.
The Royal Tour itinerary will focus on a unique combination of events that mirror what Canadians have accomplished together (the past), how we define ourselves through active service (the present) and why we will continue to strive to attain other goals and aspirations (the future). In much the same way as the Royal Couple reflect the generational continuity and vitality of the Canadian Crown, the various events of the tour will profile Canadians who:
have helped build our country: seniors, veterans, and community leaders;
serve to reinforce our shared values: volunteers, artists, and the military; and
now prepare for the many challenges and promises of the future: Canada’s youth.
The Royal Tour will be an exciting complement to celebrations of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, which will take place across Canada throughout the Jubilee year in 2012.
PM announces destinations for the 2011 Royal Tour of Canada
May 30, 2011
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the destinations for the Royal Tour of Canada by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The couple will make seven official stops during their tour of Canada, from June 30 to July 8, 2011.
“Canadians hold The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in very high esteem and look forward to welcoming them as they embark on their first official Royal Tour as newlyweds,” said the Prime Minister. “The couple’s decision to visit Canada first is a testament to our country’s close relationship with the Crown and Royal Family, and an opportunity for all Canadians to take pride in our traditions, history, and institutions.”
The Prime Minister went on to say: “I am confident that, in coming to know this country and its people better, The Duke and Duchess will develop their own enduring bonds of affection for Canada and Canadians as has been the case with Her Majesty The Queen over sixty years, which began with her own very first tour as Princess Elizabeth at the age of 25 in 1951.”
This will be the third time His Royal Highness has toured Canada. His previous ones were in 1991 and 1998. This will be the first tour to Canada for Her Royal Highness.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit:
The National Capital Region, from June 30 to July 2;
Montreal, Quebec, on July 2;
Quebec City, Quebec, on July 3;
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, from July 3 to July 4;
Summerside, Prince Edward Island, on July 4;
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, from July 4 to July 6; and
Calgary, Alberta, from July 6 to July 8.
A full itinerary is being developed in collaboration with municipal, provincial, territorial and federal partners, and private organizations, and will be released at a later date.
The theme of the 2011 Royal Tour is “Moving Forward Together: From Past Accomplishments to Current Service to Future Achievements” – thus mirroring the important sense of continuity that is the Canadian Crown itself.
There will be many opportunities for the public to see The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge throughout the Tour. For more information on the 2011 Royal Tour and the Monarchy, please visit: http://www.royaltour.gc.ca/