LONDON, March 15, 2022 /CNW/ – Her Excellency the Right Honorable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle today. During this historic face-to-face meeting, the Governor General of Canadathe first Aboriginal person to hold this position, had the opportunity to share the best wishes of Canadians in this year of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Governor General and Mr. Whit Fraser also had the great pleasure of meeting Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today.

Whereas in LondonTheir Excellencies also met with the team of the High Commission Canada in the United Kingdom of Great Britain, including High Commissioner Ralph Goodale, thanking them and all Canadians working abroad, especially in these unprecedented times.


“It was a great honor to meet Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II earlier today. Our Queen is such an inspiration in these difficult times, and it was a privilege to share with her the Inuit concept of ajuinnatathat is, never give up, which guides my work as Governor General. »

“Meeting the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall was a great opportunity to get to know them.”

Fast facts

  • This is the Governor General’s second official meeting with Her Majesty. His Excellency’s first official audience took place almost July 22, 2021leading to his installation as from Canada first Indigenous Governor General.

  • This is the Governor General’s first official meeting with the Prince of Wales since his installation.

  • Ajuinnata is an Inuktitut word meaning never to give up or persevere in the face of adversity. This concept is an important theme of the Governor General’s mandate.

  • Whereas in London, Their Excellencies will take part in a tree-planting ceremony to mark the Jubilee, during which the Governor General will deliver a few words. A minute of silence for the residents of Ukraine will follow.

  • The Governor General will leave London on the 17th of Marchand undertake a working visit to United Arab Emirates (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), Qatar and Kuwait.

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