Charlottetown City Council passed a resolution today (Wednesday, September 9) to celebrate the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Queen of Canada.
Buckingham Palace has calculated that on September 9, 2015 the Queen’s reign will surpass that of Canada’s other great Mother of Confederation, Queen Victoria – the longest period the Monarch has served the Commonwealth in modern history.
"We are paying tribute to the Queen today as she becomes the longest reigning Sovereign of Canada," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "Our proclamation renews our allegiance to Queen Elizabeth and gives us a chance to reflect on and celebrate all that she has done and all that she represents in our great country."
The proclamation of Council states that during her more than 63 years as the Monarch, the Queen has united Canada by her example of inclusiveness, dedication and selfless service. It includes a message of loyalty and best wishes for the Queen’s health and happiness for many years to come.
The Special Meeting of Charlottetown Council was followed by a small reception and attended by His Honour, PEI Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis. Similar proclamations to mark this special date and celebrate the Queen are being made by government officials across the country.
Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee and His Honour, PEI Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis pose with a letter from Buckingham Palace and the official resolution passed by Charlottetown City Council. Seen in the background is a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II just after her coronation. The portrait was originally displayed in the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel and now rests in the personal art collection of Councillor Edward Rice.
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