From the archives Montrealers delirious at royal couple”s first visit

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    This story was first published on May 20, 2002, in the Montreal Gazette


    The young King in his admiral’s uniform, and the lovely Scottish lady who is his Queen, saw from the Chalet heights a great metropolis stretched out below them, bathed in sunshine, and south of it, the river and the hills, and it seemed that no sound was down there, and the city was quiet. But the city was not quiet. The city was seething with an excitement that passed all bounds when a maroon automobile came into view and a hand was raised in salute, and a Queen smiled.

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