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The Queen's Husband, Prince Philip, Has Died — Here Are All The Times He Visited Quebec

He even visited Expo '67 and the 1976 Olympics.
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Prince Philip Visited Quebec 14 Times During His Wife's Reign

The royal family announced the death of the Queen's husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on Friday morning.

According to a log of royal tours on the website of the Government of Canada, the Duke visited Quebec at least 14 times on both official and private business over the course of his wife's reign.

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  • July – August 1954: "Ottawa - Vancouver (British Empire and Commonwealth Games) developments in Northern Territories - Quebec."

  • June – August 1959: "Tour of Canada (All provinces included)."

  • May – June 1962: "Ottawa, Montréal, London, Toronto, Vancouver. Second Commonwealth Study Conference."

  • October 1964: "Charlottetown, Québec, Ottawa. To attend commemoration of the Confederation meetings at Charlottetown and Québec."

  • March 1966: "Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal; to present Medals to the recipients of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award."

  • June – July 1967: "Ottawa, Montréal; in Ottawa, to attend ceremonies related to the Centennial Anniversary - Visit Expo '67."

  • October 1969: "Ottawa, Nfld., N.B., Québec, Alta, B.C., to study operations of Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme."

  • October 1974: "Gander, Botwood, Nfld; Fredericton, N.B.; Montréal."

  • July 1976: "Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Montréal (XXIOlympiad)."

  • October 1979: "To attend meeting of Commonwealth Study Conference. Toronto, Calgary, Montréal, and Attend celebrations marking 150th Anniversary of Upper Canada College, Toronto."

  • June 1980: "HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's Fifth Commonwealth Study Conference - Canada 1980."

  • October 1987: "North Saanich, Qualicum Beach (private retreat). Vancouver, Victoria, Esquimalt: to participate in opening sessions of government heads of Government Meeting; Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle (private retreat), Saskatoon, Yorkton, Canora, Veregin, Kamsack, Kindersley, in Saskatchewan. First visit to Saskatchewan since 1978; Québec, Sillery, Cap Tourmente, Rivière-du-Loup, La Pocatière: first official visit to Quebec since 1964."

  • May 1989: "Visit to Montréal (Provincial dinner, luncheon-meeting with Montréal Canadian Club), Varennes (IREQ), Sherbrooke (Gold Award Presentation, Civic Welcome, 35th anniversary of University), Lennoxville (United Empire Loyalists of Canada Committee, Bishop College School Cadet inspection, Bishop's University Chapel and Arboretum, Civic Welcome), Compton (concert at Domaine St-Laurent organized by Government of Canada)."

  • October 1993: "Toronto (WWF Canada; Duke of Edinburgh's Award; Upper Canada College; Empire Club). Montréal (Duke of Edinburgh's Award). Stopover at Gander, Newfoundland."

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