Queen Elizabeth II has issued a special statement to Canadians offering best wishes and congratulations on the 150th anniversary year of Confederation. The Queen said Canada has “earned a reputation as a welcoming, respectful and compassionate country.”
A five-metre by seven-metre painting - believed to be the largest known portrait of the Queen - is up for sale on an online auction site, with no target price listed. The portrait used to hang in the former Winnipeg Arena for 20 years.
As part of the Queen'sv90th birthday celebrations, the Royal Collection Trust announced Monday that visitors will be treated to a special exhibition of the Queen's outfits, entitled: "Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe."