Dutch Princess Margriet Honours Canadian General Who Liberated Her Nation in WWII

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands paid tribute to the Canadian who negotiated the surrender of the Nazis in her country in 1945.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeted the princess with a fist bump at the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa, which was blooming with tulips—a flower that has come to symbolize the relationship between the Netherlands and Canada.
Together, Trudeau and Princess Margriet unveiled a plaque in honour of Gen. Charles Foulkes, who commanded Canada’s troops in Italy in 1945.
A small group of onlookers watched the intimate ceremony from a distance, hoping for a glimpse of the princess.
“I love the romance of the story of her being born here,” said Laura Peck, who said she lives near the princess’ former Ottawa home. “It’s like visiting a neighbour.”

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