Royal tour of Canada to allow Queen to watch self in 3-D

Royal tour of Canada to allow Queen to watch self in 3-D

QEII3-D (Image: King David UK)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will arrive in Canada on June 28 for a nine-day tour that will shuffle them past the HMCS Haida, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Barenaked Ladies and Peter MacKay. But perhaps the most exciting item from yesterday’s itinerary announcement is Betsy and Phil’s visit to a Toronto production studio.

12:50 p.m.: Supporters of Canada’s film industry the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive in Toronto at Pinewood Studios for a luncheon hosted by the Province of Ontario and a tour of Canada’s largest film and television production complex and the third largest film studio in North America after Los Angeles and New York. Deepa Mehta, the acclaimed Canadian film director, explains a current project to Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, and they watch a scene being shot in 3-D. Her Majesty also views footage of her 1953 coronation that was shot in 3-D.

How fortuitous that the royal cinematographers had the wherewithal to shoot the whole event in 3-D. Perhaps for her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, royal avatars will be able to visit Commonwealth countries, allowing the actual Queen to avoid having to do things like talk to Stephen Harper.

• Itinerary for 2010 Royal Tour of Canada [Government of Canada]