March 15, 2022
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, met with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. During this historic in-person meeting, the Governor General of Canada, the first Indigenous person to hold this position, had the opportunity to share Canadians’ best wishes in this year of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
It was a great honour to meet with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II earlier today. Our Queen is such an inspiration in these difficult times, and it was a privilege to share with her the Inuit concept of ajuinnata, which means to never give up, that is guiding my work as governor general.
The Governor General and Mr. Whit Fraser also had the great pleasure of meeting today with Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Meeting the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall was a lovely opportunity to get to know them.
March 16, 2022
While in London, Their Excellencies also met with the team at the High Commission for Canada in the United Kingdom of Great Britain, including High Commissioner Ralph Goodale, thanking them and all Canadians who work abroad, especially during these unprecedented times.
While in London, Their Excellencies took part in a ceremonial tree planting to mark the Jubilee at which time the Governor General shared some remarks. A moment of silence for the people of Ukraine followed.