Nfld. & Labrador

Princess Anne to get N.L. degree

Memorial University of Newfoundland is giving Princess Anne an honorary doctorate when she visits St. John's in late April.

Memorial University of Newfoundland is giving Princess Anne an honorary doctorate when she visits St. John’s in late April.

The princess, who is the daughter of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree in a special convocation to take place on Friday, April 23, at the St. John’s campus.

Princess Anne will be in Newfoundland and Labrador to present new colours to a battalion of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

She is colonel-in-chief of the regiment. Many members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment were killed in the First World War Battle of Beaumont Hamel in 1916.

Six other people — humanitarian Stephen Lewis, businessman Rex Anthony, former hockey player George Faulkner, filmmaker Paul Pope, doctor and Salvation Army officer Dawn Howse and choreographer Christopher House — will also receive honorary doctorates from Memorial during regular convocations in May.

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