Hamilton to get the royal treatment

News Oct 05, 2009 Ancaster News

Hamilton will be getting the royal touch in November.The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting Hamilton during their tour of 12 cities in four provinces on their cross-Canada tour that begins Nov. 2 to Nov. 12.This will be Prince Charles 15th visit to Canada, with his last visit occurring in 2001. Prince Charles last visited Hamilton in 1996 when he toured the Canadian Warplane Heritage. Prince Charles is the Royal Patron of the museum.This will be first official visit for Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall.The Duchess, said Mayor Fred Eisenberger, has family connections to Hamilton, and one possible location she could visit is Dundurn Castle.The Duchess is the great, great, granddaughter of Sophia Mary MacNab, who was the daughter of Sir Allan MacNab, the premier of the Province of Canada. Sir MacNab constructed Dundurn Castle, naming it after his ancestral home in Scotland.The itinerary includes visits to Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Hamilton, Petawawa and Ottawa in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and British Columbia.Mayor Eisenberger was delighted with the announcement, but he could not identify when or where the royals will be visiting in Hamilton.“We don’t have specific details yet,” said Mayor Eisenberger. “I understand they won’t spend a long time here, but hopefully a good time.”The last time Hamilton hosted a royal visit was in 2002 when Queen Elizabeth, celebrating her Golden Jubilee, attended Copps Coliseum to Troop the Colours.The complete schedule for the royal visit will be announced at a later date, stated Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a news release. A website will be created by the Canadian Heritage Department to provide further information.“The visit by Their Royal Highnesses is a great honour for Canadians,” stated Mr. Harper.The Prince and Duchess visit follows in the wake of the summer announcement the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit Canada in 2010. It is expected the Queen, who will be 83 next year, will open the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Hamilton to get the royal treatment

News Oct 05, 2009 Ancaster News

Hamilton will be getting the royal touch in November.The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting Hamilton during their tour of 12 cities in four provinces on their cross-Canada tour that begins Nov. 2 to Nov. 12.This will be Prince Charles 15th visit to Canada, with his last visit occurring in 2001. Prince Charles last visited Hamilton in 1996 when he toured the Canadian Warplane Heritage. Prince Charles is the Royal Patron of the museum.This will be first official visit for Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall.The Duchess, said Mayor Fred Eisenberger, has family connections to Hamilton, and one possible location she could visit is Dundurn Castle.The Duchess is the great, great, granddaughter of Sophia Mary MacNab, who was the daughter of Sir Allan MacNab, the premier of the Province of Canada. Sir MacNab constructed Dundurn Castle, naming it after his ancestral home in Scotland.The itinerary includes visits to Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Hamilton, Petawawa and Ottawa in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and British Columbia.Mayor Eisenberger was delighted with the announcement, but he could not identify when or where the royals will be visiting in Hamilton.“We don’t have specific details yet,” said Mayor Eisenberger. “I understand they won’t spend a long time here, but hopefully a good time.”The last time Hamilton hosted a royal visit was in 2002 when Queen Elizabeth, celebrating her Golden Jubilee, attended Copps Coliseum to Troop the Colours.The complete schedule for the royal visit will be announced at a later date, stated Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a news release. A website will be created by the Canadian Heritage Department to provide further information.“The visit by Their Royal Highnesses is a great honour for Canadians,” stated Mr. Harper.The Prince and Duchess visit follows in the wake of the summer announcement the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit Canada in 2010. It is expected the Queen, who will be 83 next year, will open the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Hamilton to get the royal treatment

News Oct 05, 2009 Ancaster News

Hamilton will be getting the royal touch in November.The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting Hamilton during their tour of 12 cities in four provinces on their cross-Canada tour that begins Nov. 2 to Nov. 12.This will be Prince Charles 15th visit to Canada, with his last visit occurring in 2001. Prince Charles last visited Hamilton in 1996 when he toured the Canadian Warplane Heritage. Prince Charles is the Royal Patron of the museum.This will be first official visit for Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall.The Duchess, said Mayor Fred Eisenberger, has family connections to Hamilton, and one possible location she could visit is Dundurn Castle.The Duchess is the great, great, granddaughter of Sophia Mary MacNab, who was the daughter of Sir Allan MacNab, the premier of the Province of Canada. Sir MacNab constructed Dundurn Castle, naming it after his ancestral home in Scotland.The itinerary includes visits to Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Hamilton, Petawawa and Ottawa in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and British Columbia.Mayor Eisenberger was delighted with the announcement, but he could not identify when or where the royals will be visiting in Hamilton.“We don’t have specific details yet,” said Mayor Eisenberger. “I understand they won’t spend a long time here, but hopefully a good time.”The last time Hamilton hosted a royal visit was in 2002 when Queen Elizabeth, celebrating her Golden Jubilee, attended Copps Coliseum to Troop the Colours.The complete schedule for the royal visit will be announced at a later date, stated Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a news release. A website will be created by the Canadian Heritage Department to provide further information.“The visit by Their Royal Highnesses is a great honour for Canadians,” stated Mr. Harper.The Prince and Duchess visit follows in the wake of the summer announcement the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit Canada in 2010. It is expected the Queen, who will be 83 next year, will open the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.