The Princess Royal visits Canada
Published 23 May 2023
The Princess Royal visited Canada to mark the 175th anniversary of the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s)
Friday 19 May
On the first day of the visit in Canada, The Princess Royal had an Audience with The Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, Her Honour Ms. Brenda Murphy, and Hon. Blaine Higgs MLA, Premier of New Brunswick, Government House.
Her Royal Highness, Honorary Deputy Commissioner of The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, then visited "J" Division Headquarters in Fredericton, where she also attended a Reception on the occasion of their One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary.
At the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Memorial, The Princess laid a wreath.
In Moncton, Her Royal Highness attended a Civil Reception and visited Vitalité Health Network's Veterans' Health Centre.
In the evening, The Princess, in her role as Colonel-in-Chief of 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) attended a concert to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Regiment.
Saturday 20 May
As the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) continued their anniversary celebrations, The Princess Royal attended a briefing with the Honorary and Command teams, and later attended a Freedom of the City of Moncton Parade at Moncton City Hall.
The regiment was formed in 1848 and is Canada’s oldest continually serving Cavalry regiment.
As Colonel-in-Chief of the Canadian Forces Communications and Electronics Branch, Her Royal Highness joined a reception to mark their 120th anniversary.
Later, the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, Her Honour Ms. Brenda Murphy, invested The Princess with the Canadian Order of Military Merit.
There was also a reception where Her Royal Highness was joined by all her Canadian Army Regiments.
Sunday 21 May
On the final day in Canada, The Princess Royal carried out engagements in New Brunswick to mark the 175th anniversary of the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s).
The day started with a Service at Trinity Anglican Church, which marked the anniversary. This was followed by a Freedom of the Town of Sussex Parade.
Her Royal Highness finished her time in Canada, with a visit to the Regimental Museum and Sussex (Milton Gregg) Armouries.
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