Dignitaries including British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin have joined a ceremonial procession in Victoria to honour Queen Elizabeth. (Photo - BC Govt.)
Premier John Horgan
Dignitaries including British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin have joined a ceremonial procession in Victoria to honour Queen Elizabeth.
The procession that began at the legislature was led by a Royal Canadian Navy band and a 100-member guard of honour.
It was to conclude at Christ Church Cathedral, where a memorial service will take place.
A riderless horse, symbolizing a fallen comrade and to represent the queen's love of horses, was part of the procession.
The 1.4 kilometre march began with a 21 cannon salute, while the guard of honour carried their rifles upside down as a mark of mourning.
Today is a day of mourning in B.C., with schools and most Crown corporations closed, but it is not a statutory holiday and most private businesses are open as normal.
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