Part Two of The Current
Isn't that Him? (Documentary Repeat)
Royal newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton will touch down in Canada tomorrow, for their first public tour outside of Britain as a married couple. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be in the spotlight for every step of their Canadian tour ... a different experience from what they've grown used to at their new home, on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. That's where William is based for his job as a search and rescue helicopter pilot.
The island of Anglesey is home to about 65,000 people and lots of sheep. And it's the kind of place where people from the "outside" have to put some work in getting accepted by the locals. Nancy Durham knows all about that. She's a former CBC broadcaster who moved to a small Welsh town.
And before the royal couple's wedding in April, we sent Nancy to Anglesey to find out how the locals felt about their royal neighbours. Her documentary is called Isn't that Him? It first aired in the days leading up to the royal wedding, and it begins in the kitchen of Peter Rodgers. He was an outsider himself when he married a local girl and moved to Anglesey in 1972.
Of course the royal couple has since exchanged vows and become husband and wife. And on Anglesey, Margaret Rogers has met both Prince William and Kate Middleton. Margaret attended the launch of a new lifeboat the couple were on hand to dedicate. She says you'd think Kate was born royal and that the two are just lovely.
Last Word - 1939 Royal Visit
We ended the program today with a glimpse of a past royal visit ... CBC Radio's coverage of King George the Sixth and the Queen Mother's first visit to Canada in 1939.
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