Happy Canada Day! 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 are covering previous Royal Tours of Canada. Take a look at the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Tour in 1967-
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were greeted by Prime Minister and Mrs. Lester Pearson as well as the Governor General and Viceregal Consort when they landed in Ottawa on June 29th. Afterwards, the couple boarded the Royal Yacht Britannia, bound for Expo ’67. In the evening, the Queen (wearing the Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara) attended a dinner at Rideau Hall.
On July 1st, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended a series of events for Canada’s 100th Anniversary of Confederation, which included a drive in an open car through the streets of Ottawa.
Later, there was a formal reception, where the Queen (wearing Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara) gave a speech in English and in French.
On July 3rd, the couple spent the day at Expo ’67, and in the evening, the Queen (wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara) attended a Banquet at the Prime Minister’s residence in Ottawa.
On July 5th, the Queen attended the colour ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, where she presented colours to six Canadian Army units and reviewed the guard in a car..