Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The royals are coming, the royals are coming!

Yes it's true, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories was one of the five stops made by Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, during they're royal tour of Canada. And I got to be a part of it - sort of.

*All of the following pictures have been taken with my metallic pink camera. They have NOT been taken from the Internet.

So on July 5th, 2011, I woke up bright and early to meet the royal couple. First, I sat with my face glued to the television watching CBC's coverage of Yellowknife. It was the weirdest thing, seeing places and people I knew right there on a television network that usually covers things like breaking news and Etalk. I got to city hall at around 9:30 and waited for two hours with a crowd of very eager Yellowknifers, in what I thought was the ideal position - only to have them walk straight on by once they finally arrived.

I did score some pretty amazing pictures, though. And Kate was not a foot away from me. I could have reached out and touched her (Though that was completely out of the question with all the security circling them. Of course, I'm not that crazy of a fan to ever do something like that. I just think they make a really great couple. What can I say; I'm a sucker for a good love story.)

I was waving and smiling at them like a fool - at the moment I really didn't care - and do you know what? Both Kate and Prince William waved and smiled back. Straight at me and my sisters! We made eye contact and everything! I know what your thinking, "They could have been waving at the forty people right behind you!" But I don't think so! I mean, I was in the very front, right up against those metal gates that they put up to keep the crowds back, with no one infront of me, so there is no way they missed me. Plus I managed to to squeak a "hi", which I think is why is why they turned my way and smiled! Anyway, I'm was just one among many lucky northerners today. I have a friend who got to shake BOTH of their hands. Apparently they said, "Hi, how are you."

While Kate and Will are definitely the most popular royals for the young people of today, they are not the first to visit the Northwest Territories. The Queen has been here more then once and Prince Charles visited in the summer of 1970.  


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