The last time I felt a true sense of peace for any extended period of time was in 2011 when we took a one-month vacation through eastern Canada. That, and a side of royalty is what this post is all about.
This is not the first time here on RJsCorner that I gave you my feelings about our northern neighbor. If it just wasn’t so darn cold I would have headed there for a very extended visit a long time ago. 😌 Especially since my country has gone crazy since that time. That gets me started on the main point of this post.
But, before I do that, I don’t want you to misunderstand why I am telling you this story. I am not one of those who follow aristocracy, even the British version, that much. Yeah, I have been infatuated with the Netflix series The Crown and I do love British television but… Well maybe I am a royalty follower. Anyway, on to the story.
I can understand why Prince Harry and Megan want to get away from the madness of Brexit, Boris Johnson, and especially the British tabloids. Those things are almost as bad as Trumpianism and that is enough to drive anyone crazy.
This week Harry and Mega have announced that they are stepping away from some of their royal duties and plan to split their time between Britain and North America. As soon as that came out Canada quickly rolled out the red carpet.
As the snippet above pointed out Canadians are more mellow than most others are. I didn’t get a significant look at their press while I was there but I think they could live in peace and Canada would be a polite host to the royal couple. After all they still have Harry’s grandmother on their paper currency, and they are part of the British Commonwealth, whatever that is. I know about the currency because I still have several 20s from my 2011 trip, I don’t want to convert them because I still dream of visiting there again.
Harry and Megan also vowed to become independent financially from the royal family. That is probably a good thing as I don’t think, given Britain’s current mood that royalty will be British welfare recipients for much longer.
I want to close out this post with a few more pictures from my 2011 trip. These are of Ottawa and Prince Edward Island. Either would make an excellent home for the royal couple.