CHARLES AND DIANA VISIT CANADA BOOK
1983, DAVID LEENSON, TREVOR HALL
Canada became the third Commonwealth nation to experience what every country covets, when on 14th June 1983 the Prince and Princess of Wales landed at Halifax, Nova Scotia to begin a 17-day tour among the Canadian people. Long-planned, eagerly-awaited, the visit called forth national and provincial hospitality offered with sincerity , warmth and a meticulous attention to detail. From formal duties in Ottawa to imaginative delights in the Maritime Provinces, the Canadians displayed the finest expressions of pride in their country and welcome to their guests. ‘No-one attempted to conceal that Princess Diana was the star attraction: Prince Charles made speeches showing he was well aware of that. Excited by her almost legendary reputation, and her popular triumphs in Britain and Australasia, they fairly flocked to see her. She amply rewarded their enthusiasm: feeling ever more confident and unquestionably at home among friends, she warmed with evident delight to successive displays of overwhelming affection. In the process she won hundreds of thousands of hearts, including those of political leaders who openly admitted the effect of her charm. Primarily a visit to celebrate anniversaries, it quickly became a celebration in itself- two and a half weeks of sheer goodwill which will long be remembered as setting the trend for a new, informal, essentially young style of royal tour.
NO WRITING PRVIOUS OWNER NAME PLATE INSIDE FRONT COVER, NO RIPS, NO TEARS, BINDING INTACT – BOOK HAD BEEN OPENED FLAT AT 3 DIFFERENT PAGES BUT DID NOT SPLIT THE BINDING, SOME SHELF WEAR ALONG THE BOTTOM EDGE, DUSTJACKET HAS A COUPLE OF SMALL TEARS AND CREASEING AROUND THE EDGES