Princess Margriet Returns To Canada
Posted by karenl on May 15, 2022, 12:27 am
"Princess Margriet of the Netherlands has made her way back to the land where she was born for a visit that was supposed to happen in 2020, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Canada’s independence.
Her Royal Highness and her husband, Prof Pieter van Vollenhoven, landed in Ottawa on the morning of Thursday, 12 May, and began their visit at the house where the Dutch royals resided during their World War II exile, in Stornoway, in the suburb of Rockcliffe Park.
There, the Princess planted a bed of flowers with Princess Margriet Tulips, a variety that was named after Queen Juliana’s third daughter, in a symbol of unity between the Netherlands and Canada."
"..Day one of the couple’s Canada visit continued with a meeting with the Dutch Canadian Parliamentary Friendship Group, a group of parliament members that focus on the relationship between Canada and the Netherlands.
The day came to a close with another special meeting when Princess Margriet and Prof van Vollenhoven encountered representatives of the Canadian Red Cross. Her Royal Highness is Honorary President of the Dutch Red Cross and, especially over the past two years, has carried out many engagements celebrating the many workers that have tirelessly contributed to the fight against the coronavirus."