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From “left in the dirt” to greeting royalty for 7-year old Calgary boy

From “left in the dirt” to greeting royalty for 7-year old Calgary boy

Her Royal Highness Catherine Middleton and Samuel Seehawer

By Lauren Babuik, reporter

Seven-year-old Samuel Seehawer enjoyed an experience envied by many a Calgary male: he shook the hand of Kate Middleton and told her she was pretty.   Continue Reading

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Everyone else got to shake hands with the Duke and Duchess and all I got was this fancy lanyard

Everyone else got to shake hands with the Duke and Duchess and all I got was this fancy lanyard

My 2011 Royal Tour Media Accreditation (and lanyard).

By Dave Blaine, Voyager Photography

Is this what they call a “media circus”?  If so, then this was my first.  I’ve certainly covered many newsworthy events in my time, but each of those were primarily of local interest (flying under the radar of the larger media networks); or events of wider acclaim held in a more private or semi-private milieu. Continue Reading

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International journalist dubs Canada’s reception of the Royals as “rock stars rather than royalty”

International journalist dubs Canada’s reception of the Royals as “rock stars rather than royalty”

Prince William and Kate Middleton tour Slave Lake, AB. Photo: Government of Canada

By Lauren Babuik, reporter

As one of 1,300 officially accredited media personnel for the Alberta leg of the official 2011 Royal Tour to every destination, L.A.-based television correspondent Angela Cox describes her experience as frenzied but exhilarating. Continue Reading

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Canada’s fallen soldiers honoured by Prince William and Kate

Canada’s fallen soldiers honoured by Prince William and Kate

Photo: Dave Blaine, Voyager Photography

By Lauren Babuik, reporter

With their Royal Tour concluding Friday, William and Kate arrived at the Calgary Rotary Challenger Park in the afternoon for their official departure from Canada ceremony. Continue Reading

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Prince William and Kate preside over Stampede parade Friday

Prince William and Kate preside over Stampede parade Friday

Photos: Dave Blaine, Voyager Photography

By Lauren Babuik, reporter

An estimated 425,000 people attended the Calgary Stampede Parade Friday morning, which featured an opportunity for locals to catch a glimpse of royal celebrities Prince William and Kate Middleton. Continue Reading

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A lot of people worked to make Royal visit to Calgary a success

A lot of people worked to make Royal visit to Calgary a success

The clock has struck midnight and the prince and princess have left the ball – or Stampede – and are off to California to mix and mingle with American royalty. Continue Reading

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Royal Highnesses inspire Alberta Government to offer scholarship to kids in care

Royal Highnesses inspire Alberta Government to offer scholarship to kids in care

Named after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Government of Alberta will be funding a new scholarship that will be available to Alberta post-secondary students who are or have been in government care.   Continue Reading

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Royals get first taste of Stampede – decked out in cowboy gear!

Royals get first taste of Stampede – decked out in cowboy gear!

Kate Middleton looked ravishing in her Stampede couture. Photo: Dave Blaine, Voyager Photography

By Lauren Babuik, reporter

By Prince William’s account, his visit to Canada with new bride, Kate Middleton is a smashing success.  The Duke of Cambridge addressed guests of the Government of Canada Reception at the BMO Centre Thursday. Continue Reading

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Will and Kate land in Calgary!

Will and Kate land in Calgary!

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, shares a moment with six-year old Diamond Marshall, who is battling fourth stage sarcoma. Photo: Lauren Babuik

By Lauren Babuik, reporter

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wrap up their first international tour to Canada, they landed at their final destination, Calgary, Alberta, at approximately 4:30 p.m. Thursday along with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen. Continue Reading

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Beacon reporter recounts Royal influence on three generations of her family

Beacon reporter recounts Royal influence on three generations of her family

By Lauren Babuik, reporter

With the official theme of the 2011 Royal Tour of Canada named as “Moving Forward Together into the Future”, their Royal Highnesses Prince William and his bride Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, could not be better suited to personify this theme. Continue Reading

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