Friday, July 1, 2011

July 1: Poignant Celebrations

The royal tour of Prince William and Catherine is in its second day as they help Canadians celebrate Canada Day (July 1). As many as 500,000 people will join them on Parliament Hill with the ideal weather conditions. Onlookers have already been overcome with "Kate-mania."

Also, a significant remembrance today is that William's mother Lady Diana would have turned 50 today.

Time magazine features 50 rare photographs of Princess Diana to commemorate the anniversary. (The photo features Diana modeling a casual outfit for the family album in the late 60's.)

Andrew Morton, the British biographer of the late Diana, suggests that if she was alive, "I'm quite sure she'd be probably be living in America now, and she'd be watching the whole thing on TV..."