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Will and Kate are on their way

Royal couple set to land in Ottawa this afternoon


Newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are en route to Canada after leaving London’s Heathrow Airport early Thursday morning. The royal couple is scheduled to land in Ottawa at 2 p.m. Thursday, where they will be greeted by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and a host of other dignitaries. They will then be whisked off to the National War Memorial, where they will meet Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen before laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. They are also scheduled to meet Governor General David Johnston at a welcoming ceremony at Rideau Hall before attending an evening barbeque with Canadian youth leaders. The couple is flying to Canada on a Canadian Forces jet. Canada is the only Commonwealth country to fly the royal family on its own military aircraft.

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Will and Kate are on their way

  1. Best wishes for the tour! 

    The monarchy is an asset to Canada – helps stabilize our politics and defines us from our republican neighbour. 

    Many of the top-ranking countries on the UN’s Human Development Index and most progressive socially have constitutional monarchies like ours – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland, etc. 

    Having a constitutional monarchy doesn’t detract from progressive social policies, but can contribute to them.