Ottawa, July 1st ~ Canada Day ~ Parliament
HRHs the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
… Or, as they are better known: Kate and Wills, future King and Queen Consort!
I took this after William’s speech, on Catherine’s second day in Ottawa, which was my second day, also! :) I went with my mother to see them, and it was absolutely lovely.
In an interview, Prince William has stated, “My mother wanted to be the People’s Princess. I want to be the People’s King.” Kate has just this week been dubbed the “children’s princess,” for her wonderful way with children and her charity work with nonprofits such as EACH (a children’s hospice centre) and THE ART ROOM. They are positive role models in a world where such things can be difficult to find.
Panasonic Lumix camera, candlelight setting, with touch-ups in Picasa
Many people are royally confused by my royal obsession! Royalty, for me, is historically mysterious and dark. It feels like something out of a fairytale, something antiquated – something that should not be existing anymore. Or, really, something that never existed at all, outside of fables. And yet here it is, real and still very much a part of our world. It feels as though we’ve stepped back into time when royalty is around … as though, when reading about the royals, we are in another century, privileged to be witnessing history. Which we are. This is history in the making, and we’re privileged to be living through it.