The Queen visits Canada House to celebrate 150th Anniversary of Confederation


The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have visited Canada House in London today to celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation.

During the visit, The Queen and the Duke viewed a special exhibition curated by The Royal Collection Trust, full of artefacts and displays celebrating "Canada 150".

The items centred around four themes - Canada in London, Canadian Art in the Royal Collection, Indigenous Relations and The Family Relationship.  

On display, from The Royal Archive, included an original program from the opening of Canada House in 1925 by King George V, a copper plate with sunburst design and Hockey memorabilia which had been presented to The Queen on various Canadian tours.


At a reception The Queen and The Duke met young Canadians, business leaders, artists, entrepreneurs and members of Indigenous communities.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were then treated to a short performance and The Queen was presented with a Sapphire Jubilee gift by the Governor-General.

A new Jubilee Walkway Panel outside Canada House was then unveiled and a posy presented.

The Jubilee Walkway is an initiative of The Outdoor Trust, which also administers the Commonwealth Walkways.

Find out more about The Queen and the relationship with Canada.