Thank you Richard! I wasn't even aware of that part of the history of our country's only open landau!
As monarchists, is there anyway we can lobby the Cdn govt. or the dept. of Canadian heritage to restore the Royal coat of arms (or even the Royal Canadian Coat of Arms) to the carriage?? I would think that it shouldn't be that difficult to have an obviously monarchial leaning Canadian government to commission a professional artist to do this.
I am certain that countless others like myself across Canada would love the addition of the Royal crest which would make the landau look so much more wonderful and 'complete'.