William And Kate
July 4, 2011 by Post Team
William And Kate, Prince William and Kate hundreds of delighted fans with a tour scheduled in a city that hosted the major British victory in the conquest of the French – a historic event not forget the French-speaking separatists protesting nearby.
The newlyweds were on the fourth day of a nine-day trip to Canada, part of his first official trip abroad since his April 29 wedding.
Sunday’s visit touched a nerve among French-speaking separatists. Prince William and Kate had a private lunch at the Citadel, a fortified residence where the British flag was hoisted at the end of the crucial Battle of Quebec 1759, when British forces defeated the French to seal the conquest of New France.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as they are officially known, he found small but vocal protests for the second straight day, during his visit to predominantly French-speaking Quebec, following protests in Montreal.
“What we’ve seen in Quebec, in Montreal the past two days is for them only part of the rich fabric of Canada and does not detract from how much I respect and admire the country,” said a spokesman for the couple, Miguel head. He added that the couple has been impressed by the welcome we received.
“They’ve lost a lot in love with the country,” said Miguel.
Teasing in contrast to the start of the journey from Canada to the royal couple in the capital largely English speaking, Ottawa, where they were cheered on by tens of thousands of people at the party on Friday, Canada Day.
Quebec separatists are upset that Canada still has ties to the monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II remains head of the country, state.
The police were in force at the center of the city of Quebec. About 200 protesters, some dressed in black and waving flags, demonstrated two blocks from City Hall, where Prince William, Royal Air Force helicopter pilot, attended a ceremony to honor and inspect the Royal 22e Regiment, the most famous French-speaking Canadian Army unit.
A larger group of several hundred supporters chanting “Will and Kate” were allowed to approach the Mayor and the royal entourage greeted with applause when he arrived.
After a military band played the first six bars of “God Save the Queen”, Prince William made a short speech entirely in French.
“You, the people of Quebec ET Quebecois are so extraordinary vitality and pride. We’re just happy to be here,” he said. “Thanks for your patience with my accent, and I hope we will have the opportunity to meet each other in the coming years. Until next time. Soon.”
The crowd laughed when he referred to his accent and then began to cheer. Undeterred by protesters near Prince William and Kate Plus appealed to Quebecers with a walk unexpected. The royal couple approached the barricade, chatting and shaking hands with enthusiastic supporters around the Town Hall before leaving the caravan.
Alexandra Powell, 20-year-old French-Canadian, said the royal couple was greeted with “Bonjour” before she shook the hand of Kate.
“I think it’s a childhood dream to be a princess and meet the monarchy,” said Powell. “I’m still shaking a little.”
The police set up barriers to keep protesters out of City Hall, but the protesters brought a van with audio equipment and speakers to amplify their slogans. They carried signs reading, “Pay your own way” and “The monarchy is over.”
The protesters chanted “RRQ,” the initials of the anti-monarchists, separatist group, the Network of Resistance du Québec or the Quebec Network of Resistance, which organized the protest in Montreal and Quebec City.
“We do not recognize the authority, the legitimacy of the crown, the monarchy here in Quebec, and is not a national symbol for us,” said Maxime Laporte of the RRQ.
“It is rather a symbol of imperialism, of war crimes against humanity, against our people.”
The group claimed responsibility for a banner bearing the slogan “Vive le Quebec Libre”, which flew an airplane over the city of Quebec for an hour.
“I came today because I think it’s important to show that we do not agree that money is paying for an ancient symbol,” said Stephanie Rainville, 22. “I think it is to show future generations that the fight is not over.”
The newlyweds arrived in Quebec City on Sunday morning in a Canadian navy frigate after a trip to Montreal for a night of the picturesque St. Lawrence Seaway.
Prince William and Kate sang hymns as they participated in an interfaith prayer service bilingual cover HMCS Montreal after he landed in Quebec City. Then they went ashore to meet with residents of La Maison Dauphine, a center that helps homeless youth.
In a nod to Quebec, Kate was wearing a dark blue dress by the designer lace Jacquenta Erdem. It was the second time during the trip wearing a dress from the collection of the Montreal Protocol of origin, based in London Moralioglu Erdem. Later, wearing a cream-colored crepe sleeves José Vanessa at an event in Strong-de-Levis attended by several hundred supporters. The couple made a trip already exists.
The fort was built between 1865 and 1872, completed a defense network to protect Quebec from a U.S. ground invasion.
A 2009 visit by the father of Prince William, Prince Charles, and Montreal was interrupted for more than 200 protesters separatists. The protesters sat in the street, blocking the path of the prince in a ceremony under a gun and threw eggs at the soldiers accompanying him and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall. The couple were forced to enter the building through a back door and missed an elaborate welcoming ceremony was planned.
In 1990, protesters who booed interrupted Canada Day celebrations briefly and Quebec turned their backs on the Queen Elizabeth.
The new Canadians still swear allegiance to the Queen during her swearing-in ceremony.
Quebecers support the separatists has been into decline in recent years as 80 percent of the French-speaking province has enjoyed a lot of autonomy, even without leaving Canada.
“As far as I’m concerned you are welcome here anytime. These young people need a chance. If your ancestors in poor condition, they need the opportunity to be forgiven,” said John Harbour, 58, a French master mariner -Canadian, who was among dozens of onlookers hoping for a glimpse of the royal couple in the waterfront city of Quebec.
The royal couple arrived later Sunday in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, greeted by a band of pipes. The Atlantic province is famous for being the home of the literary character “Anne of Green Gables.” They will meet the actors playing the roles of musical theater based on the book 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Prince William, an RAF rescue helicopter pilot will test the ground and a helicopter over water for the first time on Monday. William personally requested the training exercise to be part of his visit to Canada.
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