When King George VI and Queen Elizabeth came to Canada in 1939, Canadians followed the first tour of a reigning Sovereign either in person, on radio, or in the newspapers. Flash forward to the 2009 visit of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. This Royal Homecoming, which starts Monday, will take place in a new information age with 24-hour news channels, online news sites, and emerging social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
The Monarchist League of Canada is pleased to announce that this will be the first "twittered" royal visit. Yes, members and friends - as well as the general public, no doubt - will use Twitter to post news items, provide first hand accounts, and offer interesting commentary on the Royal Homecoming.
All you need to participate is a Twitter account. You can follow the MLC at twitter.com/monarchist. If you want to post something simply include the #royalvisit09 hashmark tag in your post. For those of you who aren't on Twitter, you can still follow the action on our Website. A live Twitter feed will run on our homepage.