CANADA: Royal Visit

"A Canadian's first loyalty," said Canada's Governor General, Lord Tweedsmuir, before George VI toured that nation in 1939, "is not to the British Commonwealth of Nations but to Canada and Canada's King." It was a startling declaration to tradition-minded Canadians; the empire-shouting Montreal Gazette indignantly rejected it as "disloyal." But last week, when Prime Minister John Diefenbaker welcomed Elizabeth II for the first visit by a reigning British monarch since 1939, he said: "The Queen of Canada is a term which we like to use because it utterly represents her role on...

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