Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Her Excellency the Commander-in-Chief and HRH The Prince of Wales/Upperdate: Long video of the ceremony

Governor General Michaelle Jean (second left) and Britain's [oops] Prince Charles (right) salute after laying wreaths during Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Nov. 11, 2009.
Photograph by: Chris Wattie [more pictures at link], Reuters
Seventy years ago King George VI dedicated the National War Memorial :
Update: From Paul at Celestial Junk, with a great photograph:
With 9000 plus people in attendance, the Saskatoon Remembrance Day service was the largest indoor service in Canada this year...
Upperdate: A one hour video of the ceremony from the CBC. Well done, please just click.

Uppestdate: HRH has three "stars", "in his capacity as honorary vice-admiral" one assumes:


Blogger Unknown said...

CBC coverage was not up to par. There were repeated mis-identifications of musical selections during the wreath-laying. Granatstein remarked that HRH was saluting in Canadian fashion; perhaps, though I thought he was saluting like an anchor-cranker, which he is. The G-G meant well with the uniform, but...whatever. Moreover, the whole ceremony seemed not very sharp; delayed (mis-timed?) fly-past during the reading of the Act of Remembrance, for example. But nice to see HRH arrive last, as the (ahem) ranking personage there.

5:51 p.m., November 11, 2009  
Blogger Babbling Brooks said...

I guess your mileage may vary on that, Primus. I liked seeing the GG in uniform, and Charles definitely changed his customary salute for the occasion - a cursory check of Google images confirmed that. I too noted the timing of the fly-past was off, but other than that, I enjoyed the ceremony.

As far as CBC is concerned, at least they get Granatstein to do the commentary. I felt more uncomfortable at the panning of cameras during the solemn moments: you just knew someone had to be moving around when there should have been utter calm.

6:24 p.m., November 11, 2009  
Blogger Unknown said...

Re: the Uppestdate, I think the 4th (bottom) leaf is obscured by the crown on his ADC to the Queen insignia, i.e. EIIR.

4:59 p.m., November 12, 2009  

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