Monday, July 4, 2011

Hot Spot of the Day: Rideau Hall - Ottawa, Canada



With fireworks set to go off and adoring fans clamoring for a taste of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the excitement was palpable as the royal couple arrived at Ottawa's Rideau Hall -- our Hot Spot of the Day..........
The British duo got their North American tour started in the nation's capital, greeting fans and forcing smiles. Later, they attended a rocking 120-person BBQ that likely involved immense amounts of Canadian beer, former hockey stars the Prince had never heard of, and something smoked in maple. Ironically, the royal couple arrived just in time for Canada Day -- a national holiday that celebrates Canada's independence from Britain. But who's got time for irony, when there's royalty in town....
Since 1867, Rideau Hall has been home to the Canadian monarch and Governor General of Canada -- or in layman's terms, the Queen of England and some lawyer from Harvard who wears a lot of well-pressed suits. The place has 170 rooms, but in the scheme of royal residences, is considered relatively homey. It's open to the public year round, meaning if you are ever in Ottawa and get the burning desire to check out some of Canada's finest cabinets and pine paneling, well, you now know where to head.......

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