01 July 2017

Royal Tour of Canada: Canada Day in Ottawa

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall wrapped up their three-day tour of Canada today in Ottawa, where they joined the country's Governor-General and Prime Minister for a special Canada Day celebration. Today marks the 150th anniversary of the British North America Act of 1867, which created the Dominion of Canada.




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Prince Charles received a new piece of "jewelry" to begin the day: Governor-General David Johnston presented him with the Order of Canada at Rideau Hall.


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Here's a closer look at the badge of the order.


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While at Rideau Hall, Charles also had a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


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Afterward, Charles and Camilla joined the Johnstons and the Trudeaus for Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill.


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Although many expected Camilla to wear the Diamond Maple Leaf Brooch for today's events, she opted for a familiar jewelry uniform: pearl and diamond earrings with a pearl choker, this one featuring a round diamond clasp.


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For fun, here's a look at the patriotic jewelry sported by Sophie Gregoire Trudeau. Her earrings feature a red gemstone drop, which coordinates with the large cocktail ring on her left hand; the star of the jewelry show is her red and white brooch.


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The Diamond Maple Leaf Brooch did make a stealth appearance today, though. A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was released to mark the special Canada 150 celebrations. The brooch struggles a bit to sparkle against the Queen's gold dress, but it's there!