The 2014 Royal Tour of The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal toured the National Capital Region on November 10 and 11, 2014. The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence participated in the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial.
Monday, November 10 - Ottawa, Ontario
- 12:00 EST
- Administrative Arrival in Canada
- Official Welcome to Canada Ceremony at Government House (Rideau Hall).
- Tree Planting Ceremony on the grounds of Government House (Rideau Hall).
- Wreath Laying at the National Military Cemetery
- Presentation of long-service medals to members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) at the Canadian Police College.
- Her Royal Highness unveils a plaque outside the British High Commission honouring Canadians from the First World War who were awarded the Victoria Cross.
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Award ceremony at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel.
- On the eve of Remembrance Day, Her Royal Highness and Vice Admiral Laurence meet with this year’s Silver Cross Mother. The National Memorial Silver Cross Mother is chosen annually by The Royal Canadian Legion to represent the mothers of Canada at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony.
- Dinner hosted by Their Excellencies the Governor General and Mrs. Johnston.
Tuesday, November 11 - Ottawa and Morrisburg, Ontario
- Meeting with members of the Royal Canadian Hussars. This is the first meeting with the regiment since The Princess Royal became Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment. Her Royal Highness is presented with the third clasp of the Canadian Forces Decoration by His Excellency the Governor General.
- Official Remembrance Day Ceremony. Her Royal Highness reads a message from Her Majesty The Queen and lays a wreath.
- Her Royal Highness meets with members of the Canadian chapter of Save the Children at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health.
- Her Royal Highness meets with children, parents and volunteers of the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre.
- Vice Admiral Laurence tours the Battlefield of Crylser’s Farm in Morrisburg, where he will view displays, meet children in period uniforms, observe historical re-enactors, and discuss the battle with representatives of the Aboriginal community and participating regiments. The Vice Admiral will lay a wreath to honour the fallen and fire a cannon.
- Her Royal Highness meets with the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association at Wesley Clover Parks.
- Her Royal Highness meets with members of L’Arche. Founded by Jean Vanier, the organization provides programming and housing for Canadians with developmental disabilities.
Official Farewell to Canada
The departure ceremony includes a Quarter Guard composed of the Royal Canadian Hussars.
- Her Royal Highness and Vice Admiral Laurence depart Canada by Royal Canadian Air Force Challenger.
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