The Cambridges and The Queen


The Cambridges Spoke with Medical Staff in Canada

On Canada Day, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke to Fraser Health medical staff working at Surrey Memorial Hospital in British Columbia via video call to hear about their experiences working during COVID-19.

Their Royal Highnesses thanked health care workers across the country for their efforts in helping to protect and support their communities and heard about the measures put in place to tackle the pandemic of COVID-19 and the unique challenges of providing care throughout the outbreak, including the impact on staff, patients and their families.

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The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge promised to return to the country soon.

The video call took place on June 23 but was released today to coincide with Canada’s National Day.

“Our conversation with the Duke and Duchess about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic was wonderful. Their thoughtful questions about our experiences gave us a tremendous sense of pride in what our colleagues, patients and families have worked so hard to achieve under such pressure.”

Dr. Gregory Haljan, Head of the Department of Critical care at Surrey Memorial Hospital and Regional Medical Director for research for Fraser Health.
Watch The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge mark Canada Day.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore her red tweed dress by Alexander McQueen.

Queen Elizabeth II Wishes Happy Canada Day

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II shared a message on her social media platforms to wish a very happy Canada Day to all Canadian.

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867, the effective date of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.

On this day 10 years ago, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, celebrating the “extraordinary warmth and enthusiasm of the people of Canada”.

Her Majesty has visited Canada more than any other country during her reign, calling it her ‘second home’.

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