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The Prince of Wales visits Canada's future capital of Ottawa

Prince of Wales, 1859, detail
08/31/1860 to 09/03/1860
Prince Albert's Canadian tour continued in Ottawa, the recently selected capital city for the Dominion.  His party arrived under the typical rain-filled skies the Prince had seen since he arrived in North America in the late afternoon.  The usual round of receptions, parades, and balls followed over three days during which the Prince laid the foundation stone for the Dominion's new Parliament Building.  The royal group left on the Monday morning for Kingston. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Henry James Morgan, The Tour of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales through British America and the United States (Montreal: John Lovell, 1861), 130-144.


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