Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Prince William and Catherine Middleton were married on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Their ceremony was highlighted with the usual pomp and circumstance efficiency of the Royal Family. Later, the royals visited Canada on a 9-day tour from the east coast to the west, and then flying to California departing from Calgary. The couple were gracious and approachable through out their tour, clearly indicating that they were enjoying themselves and enjoying Canada. By all accounts, the tour was, as Prime Minister Stephen Harper put it, a "tremendous success".

The Society's President, David M. Cvet FRHSC (Hon), wrote a letter to HRH Prince William, Clarence House on April 29, 2011 congratulating the couple on behalf of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada. The letter also informed HRH that the Society has had some history with the Royal Family, with the proclamation from Her Majesty on March 20, 2003 of the name change from the Heraldry Society of Canada to the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada. The President was pleased to receive a response from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge via Buckingham Palace in the form of a card with a photograph of the Royal Couple on one side, and a thank you note on its reverse side. The Society looks forward to the various celebrations and projects which will come to fruition in the Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

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