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Archive for November 3rd, 2014

Charlottetown

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, offers the occasional peaceful island cove. Just looking at this cove calms the spirit. I love places like this.

To get to Charlottetown you can drive across the Confederation Bridge

To get to Charlottetown you can drive across the Confederation Bridge

It’s worth the exciting drive across the Confederation Bridge to get to Charlottetown. The City of Charlottetown is a flourishing community of more than 34,500 people located on the south shore of Prince Edward Island. 2014 is a special year for the Capital City, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference of the Fathers of Confederation and the Birthplace of Confederation.

Charlottetown is named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. I found her story very interesting. When King George III succeeded to the throne of Great Britain upon the death of his grandfather, he was unmarried. His mother and advisors were anxious to have him settled in marriage. The seventeen-year-old Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz appealed to him as a prospective consort. In August 1761, a party of escorts departed for Germany to conduct Princess Charlotte to England. Arriving at St. James’s Palace on 7 September, the Princess met the King and the royal family. The wedding ceremony took place the following day at nine o’clock. They had fifteen children!

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Love the architecture around the city. Click here to see more about things to do in this fascinating city.

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