PRINCESS MARGRIET EXPECTED TO VISIT GODERICH ON MOTHERS' DAY 4/19/2017 1:20:18 PM
We are days away from knowing whether Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will be visiting Canada's Prettiest Town this coming Mothers' Day.
Sid Bruinsma of the Dutch-Canadians Remember As One Committee says the visit will be the culmination of three years of behind-the-scenes work.
Margriet is known affectionately as Canada's Princess, due to her birth in an Ottawa hospital room, officially annexed to the Netherlands in 1943 to assure the Dutch Royal Family's line of succession during the WW2 Nazi occupation.
Her highness has been invited by the Dutch-Canadians Remember As One Committee to celebrate the rededication of Liberation Park on Hamilton Street in Goderich.
Committee member Sid Bruinsma says an advance team has already addressed event logistics.
Bruinsma tells myFM the planned date has been altered to accommodate the schedule of the Princess, but it is King Wilhelm who makes final decisions on behalf of members of the House of Orange-Nassau, and official confirmation awaits the monarch's pleasure.
Fully ten percent of Huron County's population claims Dutch ancestry, and myFM will keep you apprised of details concerning the Royal visit as soon as protocol permits.