Sheila Gallant-Halloran

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Canada Day in Ottawa – a Royal Good Time

Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge looks over her shoulder as she and Prince William arrive on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, for Canada Day celebrations July 1, 2011.Did you have a lovely Canada Day weekend?  I certainly hope so!  We had some visitors in Ottawa this weekend… perhaps you’d heard? (Photograph by: Geoff Robins, AFP/Getty Images Read).  They gathered a wee bit of a crowd in Canada’s National Capital region!

 Some of us braved the heat, crowds, closed roads, and traffic, and went to Parliament Hill for the ceremonies and activities during the day (over 300,000 cramped on Parliament Hill grass to watch the noon day show) – but some of us watched the festivities from the security of our tv sets (including me! – which I was quite happy about when I watched  some waiting fans pass out from the heat), and heard the snowbirds fly above our houses as the jets turned around to continue their fly over the royal couple. (David Kawai, The Ottawa Citizen) Much more civilized to raise a glass to them,and munch on some Canada Day barbecue at home – think we got some better seats for sure!The crowds greet Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as they celebrate Canada Day on Parliament Hill.
We headed downtown for the fireworks, and managed to camp out on a patch of grass not too far from the Hill with a couple of thousand of our closest and dearest. Managed to get a couple of decent snaps off.

Seems Wills and Kate also took in the fireworks’ show… but this was the closest I got to them (a drive by…). Glad to hear that they had fun…  I know we did!  Hope you did too! (And happy July 4th to my American friends!)

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge take part in Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa July 1, 2011. The Royal couple arrived in Canada on Thursday for their first official visit overseas as a married couple.


July 4, 2011 - Posted by | Lush Life Destinations

1 Comment »

  1. We were on a Laurentians road trip but yes, caught a bit of the festivities on the tube like you!! It was hot and I don’t know how the two of them didn’t wilt out in that heat and neither with hats on. I think the entire time I watched, I kept thinking Prince Will is going to have one sunburnt head.

    Comment by Boomergirl | July 5, 2011 | Reply

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