Sunday, 20 May 2012

Royal Visit 2012 - Arrival in Fredericton




FREDERICTON - The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have officially arrived in Canada for the Royal Visit 2012 in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year. 

Their RCAF Challenger touched down on time at precisely 7:45 pm and they came down the steps on a windy tarmac and beautiful sunset. 

The Prince and Duchess greeted waiting dignitaries MP Keith Ashfield, Lt. Governor Graydon Nicholas, Mayor Brad Woodside, Government Services Minister Craig Leonard, Mayor Brad Woodside, and most important, eleven-year-old Kaitlynn Tozer, a Children's Wish Foundation recipient struggling with a brain tumor. Tozer shyly presented the Duchess with a bouquet of brightly colored flowers before the royal couple got into their limousine enroute to their hotel in Fredericton.

Tomorrow at 10:30 am, the royal couple is officially welcomed by Governor General David Johnston during an engagement at CFB Gagetown. After the welcome ceremony, the couple will also learn about the veteran entrepreneurship program that helps vets transition into civilian life through business enterprises, and meet families of the fallen before heading out to Saint John for further engagements.

This publication will be covering the royal engagements tomorrow and hope you will follow the blog, Twitter @press_the and on Facebook, The Purple Violet Press.

In the meantime, you can check out tonight's arrival in the photo's below:

 Above, their Royal Highnesses arrive and come down the steep steps to greet waiting dignitaries. The wind at the airport was hard on the Duchess's hairdo.


His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, greets MP Stephen Ashfield, right


 Lt. Governer Graydon Nicholas and his wife, Beth, right, chat amicably with the Prince shortly after touchdown at the Fredericton Airport.


Government Services Minister, Craig Leonard, right, says hello to the Prince. 


 Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside, centre, and wife Anne, right, smile as they say hello again to the Prince. Mayor Woodside has greeted the Prince several times in his many terms as Mayor.


Mayor Woodside, centre, smiles as he shakes the hand of the Duchess of Cornwall, while wife Anne, right, shares a laugh with the Prince.


 Eleven-year-old Kaitlynn Tozer presents the Duchess of Cornall with a brilliant bouquet upon the arrival of the royals at the airport in Fredericton this evening.


Their Royal Highnesses quickly left in their limousine for their hotel in Fredericton. They have a long day of duties tomorrow.