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Friday, May 18, 2018

Victoria Day – The Queen’s Official Birthday in Canada

Victoria Day, Monday, 21 May 2018, marks Her Majesty The Queen’s official birthday in Canada. First observed in 1845 to mark Queen Victoria’s actual birthday, the date of 24 May was official declared “Victoria Day” following the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. The date of the reigning sovereign’s official birthday was changed through various proclamations and orders-in-council over the years until 1952 when Victoria Day was moved to the Monday before 25 May. A royal proclamation issued on 5 February 1957 established the Canadian monarch’s birthday to be...
Friday, May 18, 2018

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on the Occasion of the Royal Marriage

On behalf of the people of Nova Scotia, Mrs. LeBlanc and I extend our best wishes and congratulations to His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle on the occasion of their marriage on Saturday, 19 May 2018. We wish them a lifetime of great happiness and joy as they begin their married life together. Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC Lieutenant Governor
Friday, April 27, 2018

Birth of His Royal Highness Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge

Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia “Mrs. LeBlanc and I offer Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge our sincere congratulations on the birth of their third child. The birth of a child is a time of great joy that is filled with wonderment and hopes for the new-born. We join the world in welcoming the newest member of the Royal Family. On behalf of all Nova Scotian, we wish His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge a long life filled with great happiness and good health.” Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC Lieutenant Governor...