Today is the official start of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee which marks the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne. While the royal family has official visits and trips planned around the World, including a May tour of Canada by Prince Charles and Camilla, we thought we’d look back at the connection Her Royal Highness has with the Crowne Plaza and Niagara Falls.
Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh first visited Niagara in the fall of 1951. The royal couple included a stop in their tour to visit well-wishers at the then Brock Plaza Hotel. This trip would be her last as princess and pre-dates her ascension to the throne by just over a year.
Since that time, many members of the royal family have visited Niagara including her sister Princess Margaret who visited the Brock in 1958 and Diana Princess of Wales with Princes William and Harry who took a trip on the Maid of the Mist in 1991.