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A Glimpse of Royalty

Happy Fourth of July! Sorry for not mentioning Canada Day on Friday. We were to busy having fun celebrating at the church picnic and fireworks on the harbor.

But today is the Fourth. Independence Day for my native land. So I thought what better way to celebrate the US independence from Britain than to go and catch a glimpse of Prince William and his lovely wife. Today was the Charlottetown, PEI stop on their tour of Canada, so Joash and I hit the streets to catch a glimpse.
The plan was for the couple to tour Province House, the hall where Canada began. Then they were to exit the house, Prince William was going to give a little speech, they were going to meet and greet people and then hop in a carriage to go down the street to a park on the water front.
 Here we are settled in our spot. It is took a bit to get to a good spot as things were really crowded around Province House and I really had to fight through the crowds with the stroller. But once we got past the big crowds, we were able to find a good spot. We were in the third row of people along the road and all of the people in front of us where either kids or short adults. So I had a pretty good view of the road.
We waited about an hour and a half and for most of it, Joash was pretty happy, even though it was nap time.
 He did get a little hungry and took a bite out of his Canadian Flag. With half an hour to go in our wait, the local youth choir sang several numbers, which helped past the time. Then up came a great big roar as Will and Kate exited Province House. By this time though, Joash was done. So I really have no idea what Prince William said in his speech.
There they are in the carriage. After they went by I remembered I had this cool thing called "zoom" on my camera. But, oh well.  For having a cranky 8 month old in my arms. That is a pretty good picture. I almost forgot to look at them with my eyes though, since I wanted to get a good picture. But I did and it was pretty cool. After they went past, we made our way back through the crowds to our car. Now I have seen them in real life and that is pretty neat.

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Joy said…
Yay! I am so happy (and not to mention a tad jealous) that you went and were able to see Price William and Kate! Happy belated Canada Day too. :) Love you!

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