Queen Elizabeth II to tour BlackBerry-maker Research in MotionBy AP
Monday, July 5, 2010
Queen wraps up Canadian visit
WATERLOO, Ontario — Queen Elizabeth II will tour the headquarters of BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion and will have a state dinner with the prime minister on the last full day of her nine-day visit to Canada.
The queen on Tuesday heads to New York. There she will visit the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and also address the United Nations General Assembly.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty on Monday is expected to present the queen and Prince Philip with personalized BlackBerries with messages from him.
The queen visited Canada to celebrate the country’s 143rd birthday and to mark the Canadian navy’s centennial.
The queen is the symbolic head of state in Canada, a member of the British Commonwealth of former colonies.