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1976: Royal family in Canada for Olympics

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Be careful about talking when reporters are around. That's the friendly advice Prince Charles is heard offering to his younger brother, 12-year-old Prince Edward, in this excerpt from a 1976 CBC-TV special about the royal family's recent visit Canada. According to the reporter in this clip, seeing the Queen and her children so at ease with each other during this trip is giving Canadians a whole new impression of the royals: "This relaxed informality gave the face of the monarchy in Canada new personality."

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Newsmagazine
Broadcast Date: July 26, 1976
Reporter: Larry Stout
Duration: 2:48

Did You know?


• The 1976 Canadian royal tour centred on the Montreal Olympics. The Queen officially opened the Olympics on July 17, 1976, and Princess Anne was actually competing in the Games as a member of England's Olympic equestrian team.


• The 1976 royal visit to Canada lasted 13 days, from July 13 to July 26.

 


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