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Prince Philip coming to Canada

- February 28th, 2013

Prince Philip will be in Canada at the end of April to honour the 3rd Battalion in Toronto with new regimental colours.

The release notes this is a “private working visit” so it’s unlikely the public will get to see the Queen’s husband.

Prince Philip, 91, has been the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Canadian Regiment since December 1953.

Regimental colours are “a kind of ceremonial flag which, historically, provided a rallying point for troops on the battlefield, and which today remind soldiers of their unit’s history. They are the most prized possession of every regiment,” the release adds.

“The Battalion is honoured to receive its new regimental colour from our Colonel-in-Chief,” Lt.-Col. David Quick said in a release. This presentation of a new colour is a proud moment and we are so pleased to be able to share this day with His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

The prince was last in Canada in the summer of 2010 when he and the Queen came from an official tour, making stops in Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Toronto.

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2 comments

  1. Stephen Smith | February 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    He will be hear and gone before anyone care. Really the least popular royal and a total non factor.

  2. J | March 11, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    What’s a private working visit ? Has to arrange another “accident” for someone ?

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