The Queen & Manitoba's Hutterites

The Queen & Local Hutterites

WINNIPEG - A Manitoba historian has been investigating what led to Queen Elizabeth's stop at Milltown Hutterite Colony, west of Winnipeg, when she visited the province in 1970.

Ian Kleinsasser says a Hutterite woman from another colony knitted two pairs of red mittens for the Queen a year before the visit.

She sent them to Buckingham Palace and got a letter back which said the Queen wanted to visit a Hutterite colony when she travelled to Manitoba.

During the trip, girls from the nearby James Valley colony sang for her majesty and Prince Philip joined two men singing a song in German.

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