Hon. Howard C. Green (Acting Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, the members of the house I am sure will be happy to hear the gracious message received from Her Majesty by the Prime Minister (Mr. Diefenbaker) yesterday afternoon. The Prime Minister wired her subsequent to her departure in the following words:
As Your Majesty and Prince Philip leave Ottawa to visit the United States of America I send you, with humble duty, a message of loyalty and love from all Canadians. During this historic stay Your Majesty has strengthened in us all our pride in Canada and in Canada's Queen. It is with high hope that you will come to us soon again that I bid you au revoir. May God bless Your Majesty and Prince Philip.
And the reply from Her Majesty reads as follows:
The very kind telegram which you sent to me and to my husband reached us as our aircraft took off from Uplands. I deeply appreciate the message of loyalty which it contains. We have both enjoyed to the full our days at Ottawa and keenly look forward to our return. We send our best wishes and thanks to Mrs. Diefenbaker and yourself.
Subtopic: MESSAGES FROM AND TO THE PRIME MINISTER