Canada is celebrating their 150th Anniversary of Confederation on July 1st. The British Royal Family is also the Royal Family of Canada, and the country holds a special significance as the place most visited by the Queen. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will be in attendance at a few events celebrating the event. In the run up to July 1st, we will be covering previous Royal Tours of Canada. Take a look below at scenes from the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Tour in 1973-
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Some events from the tour, which included visits to Mount Carmel in Newfoundland, Charlottetown and Summerside in Prince Edward Island, Toronto, Cobourg, Kingston, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, London, St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Scarborough, Brampton, and Malton in Ontario, Regina in Saskatchewan, and Calgary Alberta. The purpose of the tour was to celebrate the Centenary of Prince Edward Island’s entry into Confederation, Tercentenary of Kingston, and the Centennial of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Evening events included a performance of George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell at the Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake with Lord Mayor Jacob Froese, a State Dinner (wearing the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara) at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto given by the Government of Ontario, and a civic dinner (wearing the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara) in a hall at Kingston University.