N.B. Lt.-Gov. hosts royal wedding party
Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton watch a demonstration by students, during their visit to the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy (DACA), in Darwen, northern England on April 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Adrian Dennis/Pool)
New Brunswick Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas will be hosting a royal wedding party at Government House on the day Prince William and Kate Middleton say "I do."
"Guests will be treated to a wedding-style reception, and we hope people will come dressed for a wedding," Nicholas said in a press release.
He has held the position since September, 2009, and said has met Queen Elizabeth II twice.
"As the future king and queen of Canada, we know there is great interest in the upcoming wedding," said Nicholas. "Our province has always been a welcoming place to members of the royal family, and we want New Brunswickers to feel they are a part of the celebration."
Government House will open at 6 a.m. on April 29, and big screen televisions will be set up in the reception rooms of the ceremonial home of the lieutenant governor so people can watch the wedding.
People attending will have to make reservations as officials say they are expecting "tremendous interest."
Nicholas said people who don't want to get up early for the wedding can stop by to sign a book of congratulations at the public entrance until June 3. Organizers hope to present the book to the couple when they visit Canada, June 30 to July 8.
"They will not be visiting New Brunswick, and we regret that, but we can still mark the royal couple and their important day with this public viewing," Nicholas said.