Quebec City welcomes Royalty

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Prince William Henry (1765-1837) visited Quebec when he was 22 years old. This portrait by James Lonsdale was painted when he became King William IV in 1830.

In August of 1919, Quebec City was enthralled by the visit of the 20-year-old Prince of Wales, who would later become King Edward VIII. The Quebec Chronicle provided extensive coverage of the royal visit and also reminded its readers of the time when two other princes had been fĂȘted in the Ancient Capital.

Prince William Henry, afterwards King William IV
Quebec, Aug. 16, 1787