Image Credit: Princess Margaret with Premier W.A.C. Bennett in Kelowna; going to Government House, Okanagan Mission. BCA E-07431.

Princess Margaret and the BC Centennial

The visit of Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth’s sister, was a highlight of 1958 British Columbia Centennial celebrations. Princess Margaret had the charisma of a Hollywood star, and at this time the public followed her life with much sympathy as issues of religion and duty kept her from marrying a man she loved. The BC Centennial celebrations during her visit included parades, street dances and a Naval Review.

Princess Margaret being presented with flowers during her visit to Kelowna. BCA NA-40294.

 

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