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Sunday, 4 July 2010

A Royal Visit

The Queen, of course, was here over the weekend to dedicate the Human Rights Museum at the Manitoba Homecoming Concert for Human Rights at The Forks and do some other Head of State stuff. It was her fifth, and likely, final trip.

Queen, Duke Portage la Prairie, 1970

Personally, I am not anti-monarchy. I don't mind the tie to the past. Besides, we need a head of state and as Peter C. Newman once put it, in the Queen we get a "Cadillac head of state with a Ford Escort price". Some pics from the Forks:
Honour Guard
Motorcade up L' Esplanade Riel
Honour Guard
Motorcade
Procession
Harper, Queen Checkin' out the Museum for Human Rights
Concert Site
A toodle-ee-doo for the crowd
Kreviazuk and Queen
A Royal Stroll
Addressing the crowd

Related:
Canadian Heritage: Queen Elizabeth
Map: all of QE2's Canadian visits
Photo gallery: Queen in Canada 2010
Video arriving at JAR
Video of Queen's speech from the Forks
Text of Queen's speech form the Forks

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