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Queen Elizabeth's speech at 1964 Quebec visit

On Feb. 6, 1952, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was proclaimed Queen of Canada. Her spectacular coronation in Westminster Abbey the following year was heard by millions on the radio and was the first ever to be televised. When she visited Canada in 1951, 1957, 1959 and 1964, Elizabeth left an indelible mark on Canadians coast to coast.

 Elizabeth's speech in English and French ignores controversy in favour of praise for two "complementary" cultures.

Medium: Radio
Program: Royal Tour Diary
Broadcast Date: Oct. 10, 1964
Guest(s): Queen Elizabeth
Duration: 1:54
Photo Credit: Library and Archives Canada

Last updated: May 9, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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