Canada: THE DOMINION: Pomp & Program

At precisely 3 p.m., on Ottawa's Parliament Hill, a sleek maroon phaeton rolled up the curving drive. Several thousand sweltering spectators patted their hands in gentle applause. The car stopped at the great center doorway of the Parliament Building and out stepped Alexander Frederick Augustus William Alfred George Cambridge, first Earl of Athlone, and his wife, the Princess Alice. Athlone. for five years the representative in Canada of his nephew George VI, was on his way to perform for the last time the most impressive of a Canadian Governor General's functions—the formal opening of a session of Parliament.

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