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The Governor General to visit to London

July 14, 2017

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

OTTAWATheir 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

Wednesday, July 19 

10:30 a.m.
Canada House Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation 
Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will be greeted at Canada House by Their Excellencies, along with Mrs. Janice Charette, Canadian High Commissioner, and Mr. Reg Charette, for a visit to celebrate our Confederation’s 150th anniversary. 

On this occasion, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will have the opportunity to meet with young Canadians, business leaders, artists, entrepreneurs and members of Indigenous communities in attendance, as well as view artifacts and displays celebrating Canada 150. They will then observe a brief performance, and the event will conclude with Her Majesty and His Royal Highness unveiling a new Jubilee Walkway Panel outside Canada House.
Canada House, Trafalgar Square
MEDIA CONTACT: Christie Tucker, Canadian High Commission, 0207 004 6162, 


Media information:

In London:
Annabelle Cloutier
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
613-301-2764 (cell)

In Ottawa:
Melanie Primeau         
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-218-2691 (cell)

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