List of royal visits to Hamilton, Ontario

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King George VI

Hamilton, although not as prominent a city as Toronto or Ottawa, has had it's share of visits by the Royal Family. Below is a list of royal visitors to Hamilton, Ontario: [1]

# Year Royal visitors Notes
(1)
1860
Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales Later became King Edward VII; opens Gore Park (town centre) and the Crystal Palace.[2]
(2)
1869
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn *
(3)
1883
Prince George of Wales Later became King George V.[3]
(4)
1901
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York Later become King George V and Queen Mary.
(7)
1919
Prince Edward, Prince of Wales Later became King Edward VIII and abdicated.
(8)
1927
Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, and Prince George *
(9)
1939
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Opened up the QEW expressway in Hamilton.[4]
(10)
1941
Prince George, Duke of Kent 2nd visit to Hamilton.
(11)
1951
Princess Elizabeth Later became Queen Elizabeth II.
(12)
1958
Princess Margaret *
(13)
1959
Queen Elizabeth II 2nd visit to Hamilton.
(14)
1974
Princess Anne *
(15)
1980
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Helps open the Hamilton Public Library.
(16)
1988
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands *
(17)
1988
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon *
(18)
1996
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales Visits the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.
(19)
2002
Queen Elizabeth II 3rd visit to Hamilton; presents colours to The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) at Copps Coliseum
(20)
2009
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Visit to Dundurn Castle and HMCS Haida.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fast Facts from Hamilton's Past". Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 25 January 2008. 
  2. ^ Bailey, Thomas Melville (1981). Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791–1875). W.L. Griffin Ltd. 
  3. ^ Bailey, Thomas Melville (1991). Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876–1924). W.L. Griffin Ltd. 
  4. ^ "The Hamilton Memory Project;" (Press release). The Hamilton Spectator- Souvenir Edition page MP6. 10 June 2006. 
  5. ^ "Royals charm crowd with walkabout". Retrieved 8 November 2009.