Previous royal visits have had their share of cliches, from Queen Elizabeth II attending a hockey game accompanied by The Great One, to Her Royal Majesty being presented a horse as a gift from the Mounties in 2009. (It was the fourth one they'd given her. Perhaps a jug of maple syrup might have been a nice change?)
Thankfully it seems, the British press amongst the 1,300 accredited journalists for William and Kate's visit are finally looking past the 'eh's' and 'aboots' and giving Canada some, mostly, favourable reviews. The Mirror highlights the natural beauty of Canada and the varied cultural activities across the country, from the Jazz Festival in Montreal to a bagpipe school in Summerside, P.E.I.
On the other hand, some have picked up on the unrest stirring in Quebec, known for its anti-monarchist sentiment, and animal rights activists protesting Will and Kate attending the rodeo in Calgary.
Ultimately, the pressure is on tour organizer Kevin MacLeod to select the backdrops toRead More »from William and Kate’s Canada visit through the eyes of the world