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Honour Bestowed on the Gaelic College

Alex Morrison

Alex Morrison, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Gaelic College - Neachcathrach, Bord-stiuiridh, Colaisde na Gàidhlig, today announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, has honoured the Gaelic College in this its 75th anniversary year.

"It is with the greatest degree of gratitude and pride that I announce that Her Majesty The Queen has graciously agreed to honour Colaisde na Gàidhlig - The Gaelic College, located in St. Ann's Nova Scotia with the prefix "Royal." Effective immediately, Colaisde na Gàidhlig - The Gaelic College will be styled The Royal Cape Breton Gaelic College.

The prefix Royal can only be granted by Her Majesty given that it is a personal prerogative of the Sovereign. It is awarded based on significant contribution to the betterment of Canada and Canadian society. The criteria and actual process are administered by Government House in Ottawa in concert with Buckingham Palace.

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