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Old February 5th, 2011, 07:55 PM   #1
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Canada to have Royals First?



from http://www.sify.com/news/wills-kate-...fp4gbaedb.html

Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton are expected to visit Canada this summer.

According to Canadian officials, the chances are 'very high' the future heir to the throne and his partner will visit the country in several months.

However, they cautioned decisions are not finalized.

"Discussion are underway, in the planning phases, for a summer visit," the Globe and Mail quoted an official as saying.

They said the trip could see the couple in Canada by July 1, Canada Day, although negotiations are still ongoing.

Earlier this week, British tabloids reported that the couple will visit Canada in July and spend two weeks there, starting with a visit to the East Coast and ending in British Columbia.

It would be the couple's first trip abroad after their April 29 wedding

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An about turn

In an about-face from its initial plan to let Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding pass it by, Canada Post said Friday it will issue a stamp to celebrate the union, a move royal watchers are calling a victory.
Public outcry and a strong lobby from a core group of collectors and monarchists followed reports that Canada Post had no plans to commemorate the biggest royal wedding since Prince Charles and Diana wed in 1981.
The Crown corporation could not ignore the demands it was hearing, said Jim Phillips, director of stamp services at Canada Post.
“It made us take a look and say, ‘Wow, this is something that people want,’ ” he said. “We got the whole retail team on board … and designed two different versions of the stamp right away.”
In early January, Canada Post explained that it requires two years to plan, create and eventually issue a stamp, and that the royal engagement, announced last November, is too close to the April 29 wedding date for anything to be done. Canada Post also has a mandate to produce stamps that are distinctly Canadian and, while related through the country’s monarchist ties, the royal wedding isn’t exactly Canadian.

from http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/02...p-of-approval/

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Saint John campaigns for Royal visit
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Kate Middleton and Prince William, heir to the British throne may visit Canada in July, 2011, according to the British tabloid The Sun.(Associated Press)The City of Saint John is hoping to land a royal visit from Prince William and Kate Middleton, if they come to Canada this July.
The British tabloid The Sun reported Monday the pair will visit Canada three months after their April 29 wedding, although there has been no confirmation from anyone associated with the Royal Family.
Saint John Cultural Affairs officer Bernie Cormier said he's drafting a letter that will point out the city's history as the first incorporated city of Canada and a city formed by Loyalists who were loyal to the Crown after the American revolution.
Cormier has vivid memories of Prince William's parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, coming to the port city in 1983 and attracting thousands of eager spectators.
"When they came here, Diana was at the peak of her popularity. It was really their first official visit to Canada," said Cormier. "She was born on Canada Day, she was beautiful and young and they were newly married."
Cormier said he will send the letter to Gov. Gen. David Johnston and New Brunswick's Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas as well as Premier David Alward.
He suspects municipalities across Canada will be doing similar things to get the Royal Family's attention.

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Governor General and Canadian Prime Minister Expected at Wedding.

The Governor General of Canada and the Prime Minister of Canada are expected to be present at Westminster Abbey on April 29th.


Buckingham Palace, official London residence of Queen Elizabeth, has sent out "notifications" to royals in Europe asking them to keep the date free.

Prince William, son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and the late Diana, is to marry fiancee Kate Middleton at London's Westminster Abbey after a long courtship.

A spokeswoman for Clarence House, which represents the princes, said the royals would not be providing a "running commentary" on who would be invited to one of the year's biggest social occasions.

But she did confirm: "Buckingham Palace has been in communication informally with the wider royal family."

This came in the form of "notifications" as opposed to invitations, she added.

One royal who expects to be attending is Alexander Karadjordjevic, crown prince of the former Yugoslavia.

Serbia's monarchy ended during World War Two, after which Communist leader Josip Broz Tito took power.

Crown Prince Alexander II, son of the late King Peter II who fled to Britain during the 1941 Nazi invasion, returned to live in the palace in Belgrade in 2001 after strongman Slobodan Milosevic fell. A statement on his website said: "Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine received an invitation from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William to Miss Kate Middleton on Friday 29 April 2011.

"Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to attend the marriage and are very happy for the young couple."
From CBC News.

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I hope they hit TO for a visit.
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Don't we already have a thread for monarchy news?
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I doubt they would spend 2 weeks in Canada and not stop at it's largest city. This is nothing more then a P.R attempted by Buckingham Palace to try and keep the commonwealth intact after a wedding that will boost it's support for a little while. A year after the wedding most commonwealth countries like Australia and Canada will be questioning why we need a Royal head of state at the seat of power in our countries. I'm thinking that after this wedding we will watch the rapid demise of the commonwealth.
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Don't we already have a thread for monarchy news?

I was thinking the same thing.
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I doubt they would spend 2 weeks in Canada and not stop at it's largest city. This is nothing more then a P.R attempted by Buckingham Palace to try and keep the commonwealth intact after a wedding that will boost it's support for a little while. A year after the wedding most commonwealth countries like Australia and Canada will be questioning why we need a Royal head of state at the seat of power in our countries. I'm thinking that after this wedding we will watch the rapid demise of the commonwealth.
Your on money!

they intend to send them to Canada first because they
consider its easy option for the couple first Royal tour!!

Also the couple are biggest weapon against republicanism. Your 100% on that one too.
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Also the couple are biggest weapon against republicanism.
No, understanding how the monarchy works and what benefits it offers to our country's stability is the biggest weapon against republicanism. The popularity of individual members of the monarchy is just a side show.
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God Save Queen Kate!


The royal bride-to-be, who is to marry the prince on April 29, has been styled similarly to the Queen, whose image was used on the cover art of the Sex Pistols 1977 single God Save The Queen.

The punk band, fronted by Johnny Rotten, caused controversy with the now iconic artwork, designed by Jamie Ried, as it showed a defaced image of the monarch’s face.

The 2011 reworking of the iconic image shows Middleton wearing a tiara with short hair.
Middleton’s face is placed over the Union Flag with paint squiggles surrounding her.

The words ‘God save the future Queen’ are printed at the top and bottom of the image whilst ‘the next pistol’ stretches across Middleton’s mouth.
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I hope Premier Dunderdale and St. John's mayor send off a letter to try and get them here! Not that I'd really care about seeing them but I think it'd be good for the city and province.
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No... this is going to be Jerseyboi's thread for all things Royal!
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Sounds good to me TB
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I guess being the King has its perks!!
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Souvenir condoms rolled out for U.K. royal wedding

"Combining the strength of a prince with the yielding sensitivity of a princess-to-be, Crown Jewels condoms promise a royal union of pleasure."

LONDON — While Britain has a public holiday to celebrate Prince William's wedding, one company is taking the party one step further with souvenir condoms that urge lovers to "lie back and think of England".

Crown Jewels Condoms of Distinction is producing special celebration packs that bear the slogan: "Like a royal wedding, intercourse with a loved one is an unforgettable occasion".
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While Britain has a public holiday to celebrate Prince William's wedding, one company is taking the party one step further with souvenir condoms that urge lovers to "lie back and think of England".
Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of the condom?
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But the question on everyone's mind is.. are they large or small condoms?
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They're small. They're very very small.
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Well if there based on his N** could guess by these pics of his......

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/1..._n_145485.html
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Yeah, I saw that one too...without the shamrocks over! hehe..
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These people need to go DIAF. I wasn't aware the outcome of inbreeding was to be cheered.
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^Charming.


Expect to see Prince William and Catherine on Parliament Hill participating in 144th Canada Day celebrations at 12 noon! That's the unofficial news so far.

This day of course is also the birthday of Princess Diana, who would be 50 this year. Wow, time flies.

Last year it was HM attending Canada Day on Parliament Hill and now William! Great to see our future sovereign will be enjoying festivities like this on the two week tour. Also great news for those with close proximity to Ottawa. I'll definitely be attending any events on their trip to BC!
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