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The Governor General to Bid Farewell to Her Majesty The Queen in London


OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will travel to London, England,from July 17 to 19, 2017. During the visit, His Excellency will meet with Her Majesty The Queen to bid her farewell as his term as governor general comes to an end in the fall. Their Excellencies will also join Her Majesty and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at Canada House for a celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

“As Sharon and I get ready to visit London for the last time during my mandate as governor general, we reflect upon the past seven years and my time as Her Majesty The Queen’s representative,” said His Excellency. “It has been a tremendous privilege to act on our Sovereign’s behalf and to serve my country. It will also be an honour to have Her Majesty and His Royal Highness present at Canada House to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, as they have always demonstrated a great affinity towards our country over the course of The Queen’s 65-year reign.”

Below is Their Excellencies’ itinerary in London, UK Time (GMT+1)

Tuesday, July 18

Audience with Her Majesty The Queen The Governor General will have a private audience with The Queen. This meeting will serve as a farewell from His Excellency, whose term will come to an end in the fall of 2017. Buckingham Palace UK POOL ONLY.


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