The royals are here! The royals are here!

Today I decided to wander downtown since Prince William and Kate were coming to town. I assumed it would be crazy busy, but I was surprised to find myself third row from the front, in a chair. I was never fanatical about the royal family, but today sparked an interest in me, as was the intent of the Royal Tour. I shook Prince William’s hand and said good morning, he said good morning back. After talking with her security guard, Kate decided to meet the public as well and came directly over to me. She said “I’m so sorry, it’s nice to meet you!” They were both so genuine and warm, even after meeting countless people from their first few Canadian tour stops. I was able to get close-up photos of the couple three times (as is the beauty of a small city like Yellowknife), and I also got video of William’s speech, which you can see here. The whole event went off without a hitch, so props to everyone included in the organization and planning. The whole crowd had a wonderful time.¬†And now, photos:

2 thoughts on “The royals are here! The royals are here!

  1. Hi…what an informative site, THANK YOU, for taking the time to write it.
    question…where do u find boots for -40 c? also the goose down jackets? better to buy there
    or before you arrive?
    Also…can u drive to places like work and do all parking lots come with a hookup?

    • Hey Melody,
      Most shoe stores sell boots for -40, some even rated to -100. But if the price seems too good to be true, it is: Chris bought an inexpensive pair rated to -70 and they didn’t last past -20, but I paid a lot for my -40 rated Sorels and this will be their third Yellowknife winter. My suggestion is to spend the money on a good quality pair.
      As far as parking goes, not all places come with plug-in spots. I work at the hospital and there are powered parking spots for lease on a monthly basis. Otherwise we just park in a normal spot and use command start a few times before we leave to make sure the engine is nice and warm.
      Hope this helps!

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