Not Just a British Affair - A Royal Visit to Alberta
British Royal, and second in line to the throne, Prince William, is marrying his long term girlfriend Catherine Middleton on Friday April 29th 2011 and there is certainly a hype about it. Being 4000 miles (or 6500km) away does not seem to have deterred anyone’s sense of excitement here in Canada, and it seems everyone is preparing themselves for the big event this Friday!
Canada and Banff have their own history with the Royals after greeting them on many a visit to the area. From King George & Queen Elizabeth’s visit back in 1939, Queen Elizabeth remarking it as one of her favorite places, to the Duke of Edinburgh returning for many years on formal duties. Canada has always held a special relationship with the Royal family.
Not only is that but Alberta certainly going to be playing its own role in the Royal wedding as it has been confirmed as a honeymoon destination for the newly married couple between June 30th and July 8th. Rumors have been flying that they might even make a visit the Bow Valley area!
If you are in Banff this weekend, why not bring along a spot of tea and a scone to enjoy in your comfy room or pop down to the Fairmont Banff Springs for Afternoon Tea. If you don’t fancy waking up at 3am to start watching the 15 hour coverage of the wedding, many of the major news channels and several places in town will be rerunning the day’s events from 5-8pm, and with Canadian news channels sharing British camera feeds, you will have the best seat in the house! Literally!
Enjoy the event and keep your eyes and ears open for a potential royal visit to the Bow Valley this summer!!