AS A 10-year-old, I was eager to see Princess Elizabeth when she visited Edmonton in 1951; a year before she became Queen.
I didn’t know anything about the monarchy. I probably would have been as enthused if she was a Disney princess.
My parents probably understood the celebratory mood better. The pretty young princess and heir-apparent to the throne embodied both celebrity and power.
David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at http://www.eyeviewkamloops.wordpress.com.