| GEO World|
| Queen Elizabeth arrives in Winnipeg|
| Updated at: 0849 PST, Sunday, July 04, 2010|
WINNIPEG: The skies politely waited until the Queen was finished speaking Saturday before opening up, but only barely, as Winnipeg’s weather and its citizens gave their monarch a warm welcome.
At an open-air concert in downtown Winnipeg, she talked of the importance of Canada Day and Canada’s role in promoting human rights, only a few minutes after unveiling a new cornerstone for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The concert and the museum were both at The Forks, where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet.
The cornerstone contains a rock picked from the field of Runnymede, near the Queen’s home at Windsor Castle, where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215.