Queen Elizabeth II has celebrated her 90th birthday in fine style. The Duke of Edinburgh has marked his 95th. It is doubtful if we shall see Their Royal Highnesses on Canadian soil again.
Many of you reading this are not followers of the Royal Family, you believe they are a waste of our tax payer dollars and time. I however, am not one of those.
And really if you want to argue about the whole system of royalty – OK you win! But I’m a fan. Let’s leave it right there.
You could say, that in their years of being apart of our lives (Canada being in the Commonwealth) they have given Canadians an anchor. As patrons to various organizations in Canada and throughout the Commonwealth, British Royalty help bolster the profile of said groups.
The current Canadian tour is significant in a couple distinctly Saskatchewan areas.
HRH, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and his wife, HRH the Countess of Wessex, Sophie will visit the Globe Theatre for their 50th Anniversary. Prince Edward has been an advocate for the Arts for years and a Patron to the Globe since 1992.
The event that the Royal Couple will attend is at the Conexus Arts Centre on June 22nd.
Sophie is doing a 716 km cycle tour in support of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards – celebrating a major anniversary – I think Sophie’s up for the challenge of doing the bike ride. No, she won’t be cycling from Regina to Saskatoon, however she will be apart of the presentation of the Duke of Edinburgh awards.
“Lesser Royals”, maybe but this visit of the Edward and Sophie still packs a punch.
Landing in Toronto, flying into Winnipeg and then to Regina and finally ending the tour in Edmonton and Calgary.
The visit includes not only the Globe Theatre, but a farm visit, the RCMP Depot and Government House.
Congratulations to those that will be receiving their Duke of Edinburgh Awards! Below is the itinerary of the couple and their visit to Western Canada.
Don’t forget to dress up a bit, go out and meet the Royals – don’t forget how to curtsy – I’ll see you in line!