Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Queen Elizabeth feels at home when she is in Canada

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrived in Nova Scotia on Monday, marking the start of a nine-day visit to Canada.
The royal couple were greeted by hundreds of supporters who braved the rain to greet the monarch on her 22nd official trip to the country.
"As Queen of Canada for nearly six decades, my pride in this country remains undimmed," the 84-year-old monarch told the crowd.
"Thank you again for your welcome. It is very good to be home."
Later in the day, the Queen and the duke met with Mi'kmaq Native Americans, who are celebrating the 400-year anniversary of their Grand Chief Henri Membertou's Catholic baptism.
During the tour, the pair will travel to Ottawa for Canada Day, as well as to Winnipeg, Waterloo and Toronto.