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Very quick glimpse of Royalty!

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Tim Aucoin, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    Well, the Duke & Dutchess (William & Catharine) kicked off the Calgary Stampede Parade this morning. Wendy & I managed a very quick glimpse of them as their procession whizzed by our spot! Hard to get a good pic!

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  2. Ponto

    Ponto Active Member

    Nov 24, 2008

  3. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

    Dec 24, 2003
    Butler, PA
    I think Wills is cute.
    My son Bill is similar in age.
    Let's hope his wedding next year is more low-budget.
  4. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    I never realized you had so many cowboys/gals in Canada.............. :Oops:​
  5. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    Tell me about it! They estimated there were 400,000 people along the parade route. The royals ran the parade route backwards and then they were to kick off the Stampede Parade. Their motorcade went by quite fast and they (as you can see) were in a sedan with windows barely rolled down. There were many disappointed people because if you blinked... you missed it! The usual parade attendance is around 300,000+, so there were a lot of people there simply hoping to get a glimpse of royalty!

    My shop happens to be a block away from the parade route, so I thought I may as well say I "saw" them! I saw Catherine's hand, but not her face. I'll wait to see it all on the news tonight!
  6. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    All the "fake cowboys/cowgirls" come out for the 10 days of Stampede. If you're into (wearing or looking at) tight jeans... this is the place to be for the next 10 days! :Big Laugh
  7. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    Here's a zoomed out pic. I get a kick out of the people with the iPhone & Blackberry cameras! I had my D7000 and it was tough enough to get a decent shot with the motorcade moving so fast!

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  8. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Damn, Is the stampede this weekend? Bummer, I really got get out to that one of these days. Had a blast last time I was there.
  9. bernie

    bernie Member

    May 28, 2008
    No. of Seattle
    what a boring life ... they get to do a 'drive thru' on these type of kick butt fun events and they can't even participate!

  10. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    Stampede goes till next Sunday July 17th (Jillbeans Birthday!!!! :clapping:) You have plenty of time to drive out!!! :rolleyes:

    Yeah, their schedule here in Canada has been pretty much non-stop. An hour here, an hour there, then on a helicopter or jet to the next location. Obviously TONS of security always with them (if you can call the Canadian Armed Forces security :omg: :covereyes:) It'd be interesting to compare the security they get here vs. next week when they're in Hollywood, CA!! :rolleyes:

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