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The Queen's portrait was removed from the B.C. Ferries fleet between 2003 & 2006, when the former Crown corporation evolved into an independent commercial company. The removal of Her Majesty's portrait was not meant as disrespect, but as a symbol of independence from the Canadian government. Monarchists however, were not amused, & opposed the move.
2012: Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (1926-living2013) UK & husband Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh (Philip Mountbatten-born Prince Philip) (1921-living2013) Greece depart at Closing Ceremonies of the 10th anniversary of the of the XVII Commonwealth Games hosted in the Greater Manchester Region. They are the largest multi-sport event ever held in the UK. Photographer Unknown.
Queen Elizabeth II - I think there will always be something comforting about QEII. I'm not a monarchist, just an aussie girl. So maybe its because she has been there on the back of all our coins, maybe because her picture used to hang on the wall at school and at girl guides. She's always just been there... Weird, but true.