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    Falls illumination will honor royal birth


    From the Tonawanda News:

    As the world eagerly awaits the birth of the newest member of the royal family, the Niagara Parks Commission and the Niagara Falls Illumination Board are preparing a special pink or blue illumination of Niagara Falls to commemorate the historic birth date of the future monarch.

    “We thought this was a special way to commemorate the birth of our future king or queen and congratulate the royal couple on the arrival of their first child,” stated parks commission Chair and Niagara Falls Illumination board member Janice Thomson.

    The King speechless in Niagara

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    All the talk is about The King’s Speech to win best picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards, but George VI wasn’t very chatty himself during his 1939 visit to Niagara Falls. It was the last stop on a 23-day royal tour, the first time a reigning monarch set foot in Canada.

    June 7, 1939, was a day Niagara Falls resident Joan Brown said she’ll never forget. She was a seven-year-old Grade 2 student when her classmates were chosen to stand in front of the General Brock hotel to see the arrival of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, later known as the Queen Mother.

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