Canadian State Opening of Parliament, 1939

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King George VI (wearing the Order of the Garter) and Queen Elisabeth (wearing Queen Victoria’s Oriental Circlet Tiara and the Order of the Garter) preside over the Canadian State Opening of Parliament in Ottawa in 1939, during the couple’s landmark Tour of Canada and the United States. The King personally granted Royal Assent to nine bills, the first Sovereign to do so on Canadian Territory.

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