Royal Tour 2011


On the Road with Royals: Day 8

July 7th, 8:45 pm: BMO Centre, Calgary, Alberta When it comes to all-expenses-paid holidays, the Royal Tour ain’t one. I am getting cranky with the haters who keep hammering the line that William and Catherine Windsor are enjoying a honeymoon at the expense of Canadian taxpayers.  Yes, it will undoubtedly […]


On the Road with Royals: Day 5

July 4th, 1:15 pm: Dalvay-by-the-Sea, Prince Edward Island The first time Will landed his Sea King helicopter belly first on the lake at Dalvay-by-the-Sea this afternoon, I can safely say the assembled hordes were suitably impressed.  He was being trained in a so-called “waterbird emergency landing procedure,” an apparently useful […]


On the Road with Royals: Day 3

July 2nd, 12:30 pm: The Royal Grove at Rideau Hall, Ottawa We are waiting, as we do, for Will and Kate to arrive. Just a few dozen media this time, since it’s “only” a tree-planting ceremony, milling around behind the ropes that define the focus of today’s Royal Activity on […]


On the Road with Royals: Day 2

July 1st, 11:20 pm: Wellington Street, Ottawa I’m walking home after the Canada Day fireworks–which, incidentally, not very many people get to see from the turret of the castle-like Fairmont Chateau Laurier like I did, lah dee dah–and I am thinking about ruby shoes.   In fact, I have been […]