Here is a summary of the public schedule for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in Victoria this weekend


4:50 p.m.: Arrival at 12 Wing, Sidney, for a motorcade to Victoria Government House.

No further events this evening.


No public events scheduled.


11:20 a.m.: Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh depart by car for Christ Church Cathedral, accompanied by the Minister-in-Attendance and Mrs. David Anderson, member of Parliament.

11:25 a.m.: The royal couple arrive at Christ Church Cathedral, where they are met at the curb by the Bishop of British Columbia, the Right Rev. R. Barry Jenks; and the Dean of Columbia and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, the Very Rev. John van Nostrand Wright.

The queen, accompanied by Bishop Jenks, and Prince Philip, accompanied by Dean Wright, proceed to their seats in the cathedral.

Morning Prayer (The Duke of Edinburgh reads the Lesson: Luke 12:1-12).

12:10 p.m.: At the conclusion of the service, the queen and the duke sign the Christ Church Cathedral distinguished visitors’ book.

12:15 p.m.: The royal couple depart by car for the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

12:20 p.m.: The royal couple arrive at the Empress Hotel for the luncheon sponsored by the government of Canada. The pipes and drums of the Canadian Scottish Regiment play for the arrival. The couple are met by Minister and Mrs. Anderson.

12:30 p.m.: Pre-lunch reception, Palm Court.

12:45 p.m.: The queen, accompanied by Anderson, and Prince Philip, accompanied by Mrs. Anderson, are piped into the Crystal Ballroom.

1:30 p.m.: Pre-show activities, including music and a history of royal visits to Victoria, shown on a giant television screen, begin for the public on the lawn of the Parliament Buildings, Belleville and Government streets.

2:25 p.m.: The royal couple depart by car for the Parliament Buildings.

2:30 p.m.: Celebration of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee begins.

The royal couple arrive at the Parliament Buildings, where they are met by British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell and his wife, Nancy.

En route to the platform, the queen acknowledges members of the Legislative Assembly. Campbell introduces British Columbia provincial legislative and judicial officials, Victoria city officials, First Nations tribal officials, Canadian Armed Forces officers and Royal Canadian Mounted Police officials.

The queen, accompanied by Campbell, and Prince Philip, accompanied by Mrs. Campbell, proceed onto the platform:

* Royal Anthem: “God Save the Queen,” played by the Canadian Maritime Forces Pacific Band.

* Address by the premier.

* The royal couple sign the British Columbia distinguished visitors’ book.

The queen and Prince Philip, accompanied by the premier and parliamentary speaker, enter the Parliament Buildings. Their activities inside, closed to the public and news media, will be shown on the giant television screen.

The queen unveils a stained-glass window, the official government of British Columbia gift in commemoration of the golden jubilee. The artists responsible for the window, Thomas Mercer and Edward Schaefer, are introduced.

The royal couple return outside to the platform.

* A performance by First Nations’ artists is in progress in front of the Parliament Buildings.

* National anthem: “O Canada.”

* Flyover by the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron “Snowbirds”

The royal couple and the Campbells walk down the center walkway to Belleville Street. At the car, flowers are presented to Elizabeth by Brownie Bailey McGuire, 7, and Boy Scout Andrew Cross, 12.

3:10 p.m.: The royal couple depart by car for the Helijet Airways terminal and their flight to Vancouver.

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