June 12, 2019
The Governor General inaugurated the Queen Elizabeth II Equestrian Monument in its new location, in front of Rideau Hall’s main gate, on Sussex Drive, on June 12, 2019.
On this occasion, the Governor General delivered remarks. The ceremony also included the RCMP Musical Ride and music performed by the Band of the Ceremonial Guard and the Spitfire Brass Quintet of the Canadian Armed Forces.
The monument was originally unveiled on Parliament Hill by Her Majesty The Queen on July 1, 1992, in honour of the 125th anniversary of Confederation and the 40th anniversary of her reign. With major rehabilitation of Parliament’s Centre Block scheduled to take place over the next 10 years, the monument was moved to this new location, in front of Rideau Hall’s main gate, on Sussex Drive.