Jim McGregor and his wife Alix were honoured to attend the reopening of Canada House in London by the Queen who was accompanied by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. Canada House was officially reopen on February 19 after a $225-million renovation.
Canada House was first opened by the Queen’s grandfather George V in 1925.
As the official party entered the building they heard clapping and cheering echoing from across nearby Trafalgar Square where hundreds of Canadian expats and tourists had gathered.
The Queen was particularly interested in an atrium named in her honour, as well as a gallery showcasing art of Canadian artists Emily Carr and Gordon Smith.
Jim and Alix McGregor are shown below proudly standing next to the piece of art they donated to Canada House. They are also among the people on the stairs shown in Hello Magazine’s picture below, in the bottom right corner.