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Camilla’s Canadian Roots

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Not many people (in Canada or other parts of the Commonwealth) realize this, but Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has deep Canadian roots.

She and her mother  descend from Sir Allan Napier MacNabb, one of Premiers of the United Province of Canada.

Sir Allan, mentored a young lawyer from Kingston (via Glasgow). That young lawyer and MLA became  Canada’s First Prime Minister, Sir John A. Madonald. (McNabb started his career in public service, fighting to defend the colony from American attack in the War of 1812)

As far as I know, Camilla is the only member of the Canadian Royal family to have French Canadian ancestors, going back to the 17th century New France.

One of her Canadian ancestors was a member of the North West Mounted Police Force. (The predecessor of of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.)

Here, Camila talks of losing her mother to osteoporosis:  Camilla writes about ‘heartbreaking’ loss of her mother.

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Written by janeharris(harris-zsovan)

October 25, 2011 at 7:51 pm

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