Le prince de Galles est en ville. Les Canadiens des soins?
From Newfoundland and Labrador, they traveled to Ontario; then it’s on to British Columbia, Québec, and finally to Ottawa. They’ll return to England on November 12.
Because Canada remains a constitutional monarchy, La reine Elizabeth II is technically the Reine du Canada, the country’s official Head of State. Comme heir to the British throne, l' Prince of Wales is in line to become Canada’s official ruler.
If you’re a newcomer to Canada, particularly if you’ve come from the very non-royalist United States, you may be surprised by the degree to which the monarchy is alive and well north of the border. While the Queen’s role is largely symbolic, her portrait graces Canadian money et stamps, et le Canadian media covers a royal visit in minute detail.
Although Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff once famously dismissed the relevance of the monarchy with “Enough of this nonsense…,” a Sun Media poll taken in the week before this most recent royal visit found that "support for dumping the monarchy stands at 45% nationally, tout support for keeping the Queen as our head of state is slightly lower at 44%."
Regardless of your views on the monarchy, vous pouvez get the complete itinerary for the royal visit here.
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