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Saskatoon Company Buys Diana Feng Shui Letter March 8, 2010

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A local web-hosting company has announced that it was the anonymous purchaser of a 1993 letter penned by Diana, Princess of Wales. In the letter the Princess discusses her take on feng shui:

The letter made clear that the late Princess of Wales, Diana, was a fan of feng shui, using the ancient Chinese system of aesthetics to help calm her nerves whenever she was stressed. The revelation was made through the letter written to her reflexologist on June 6, 1994 thanking her for an introduction to a feng shui practitioner, reports the Daily Express.

Read the company’s news release in full.


Here’s the StarPhoenix story. This ran on the front cover of the paper today. Part of my quote:

“Even after 13 years, there remains a substantial interest in who she was and what she did,” said Mowat. “She was a beautiful woman and passionate about charity work.”

Happy Birthday Monarchist League! February 23, 2010

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A note from the Dominion Chairman

Today is Founding Day, a special milestone as it marks the 40th Anniversary of the League’s existence.
Brought to life in 1970 at least partly in reaction to the perceived republican direction of the Trudeau government, the League has developed a respected place as the source of reliable information and informed opinion about the Canadian Crown, capable of effectively galvanizing public opinion when matters of controversy arise, as well as of undertaking the day-to-day work of educating our fellow citizens about the central role of the Constitutional Monarchy within Canada’s core democratic institutions. The first Loyal Society to have an Internet presence, the League continues to harness modern approaches to its cause, including social networking media, while also circulating its substantial and unique periodical, Canadian Monarchist News, and other print material.
Let us all celebrate this happy day, while we remember past victories, consider how to build our present organization and prepare to tackle work yet undone with renewed dedication and that commitment that has always characterized our fellowship.
God Save The Queen !

The Queen to Annoint Next GG in Person February 17, 2010

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Don Martin has a fascinating article in the National Post today about how the Queen might personally appoint the next Governor General of Canada. Apparently, the plan:

would see Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean replaced July 1 on the eve of her fifth anniversary as a phenomenally popular force of personality and fashion sense.

The unique twist would see the 28th vice regal sworn in by Queen Elizabeth II herself during her nine-day tour of Canada which starts June 28.

Who that next GG will be is the next interesting question. Martin suggests Northerner and Inuit leader Mary Simon. His other candidate is retired General John de Chastelain. Both candiates have ambassadorial and high-level negotiation experience. Both are also experienced in academia. Gen. de Chastelain is the only person to serve twice as the Chief of Defence Staff since that office was created in 1964.

The Queen’s message to The President of Haiti January 15, 2010

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Her Majesty offers her condolences to The President of Haiti on the occasion of the earthquake:

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the earthquake in Haiti, with its huge loss of life and damage to homes and livelihoods. I offer my condolences and profound sympathy to all those affected. Elizabeth R”

via royal.gov.uk

Countdown to the Diamond Jubilee January 8, 2010

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The United Kingdom will hold a four-day holiday in order to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-lived Canadian monarch – but Queen Victoria has thus far had the longest reign: over 63 years.

Today CBC is running an online poll asking Canadians if we’d like to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in a similar manner –  vote here.

Any celebrations are still over two years away, with plenty of other important events to come before – not the least of which are the 2010 Winter Olympics beginning shortly. Nevertheless, the Diamond Jubilee will be an important moment for Canada, with several generations of Canadians having been born under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II – a time of tremendous progress.