Still hope for a Niagara Falls honeymoon
Prince William and his fiancee, Kate Middleton, pour drinking water during a visit to Northern Ireland March 8, 2011. Canada's honeymoon capital was miffed to be left off the upcoming Canadian royal visit, but there's still hope, according to St. James's Palace, the office of Prince William and Harry. REUTERS/Julien Behal/Pool
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Canada's honeymoon capital was miffed to be left off the upcoming Canadian royal visit, but there's still hope, according to St. James's Palace, the office of Prince William and Harry.
"It is too early to state whether Niagara Falls will be included or not," states the March 8 letter addressed to Elizabeth Anne Clout, a Niagara Falls resident who wrote to Prince William and his soon-to-be bride, Kate Middleton, after reading a QMI Agency story that indicated the couple would likely skip Niagara on their summer visit to Canada.
Clout said it was two photos that accompanied the story, especially the one of the late Princess Diana with her two sons, William and Harry, during a 1991 ride on the Maid of the Mist boat tour in Niagara Falls, that pushed her to write the couple.
"I just wondered why he wouldn't want to come to Niagara Falls when it was one of his mother's favourite places she brought him," Clout said Tuesday.
"I think Diana would have been proud to see William bring his new wife to Niagara Falls."
The couple's first international trip after their April 29 wedding includes stops in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and the Ottawa area.
Clout, who said she wrote the "short scribble" on a small scratch note, never expected a reply.
"I didn't make a copy. I guess I should have," she said. "I think it's fantastic that they would write to little old me in the midst of planning the wedding of the century."