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Published July 04, 2010, 09:42 PM

Manitobans Welcome Queen Elizabeth II

Manitoba is one of four provinces on the Royal Tour, and the people of Winnipeg turned out in big numbers to see Her Majesty tour the city.

By: Meagan Millage, WDAZ

Winnipeg greeted Queen Elizabeth II with excitement and cheers during her six hour Royal Visit to the city.

"It was touching. It was just awesome to see her. And she looks so well, and it was just great," says Winnipeg resident Lisa Kempson.

This was the Queen's sixth and likely final visit to Winnipeg. And many people took advantage of the opportunity to see Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in person.

"I never saw the Queen when I lived in England, so I thought this was maybe my last chance to see her," says Jane Wood, a resident of Winnipeg.

The Royal Visit featured a few stops through Winnipeg, but her visit to the Forks and the site for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights drew the largest crowd.

The Forks was bustling as thousands of people came out and beat the heat, and the rain, to catch a glance of Queen Elizabeth II on her last stop of her tour of Winnipeg.

"I'd like to see the statue unveiling because the museum is going to be an important place here in Winnipeg," Wood says.

"Signifies human rights and hopefully we are the first step in the world to total human rights in the world," Ivan Saulnier, a Winnipeg resident, says.

As the Queen raised her signature white glove to wave good-bye to the large crowd, her visit left the city with a feeling of significance.

"Makes people feel like they're still in touch. You know, that we are part of the commonwealth and that she - that people here are not forgotten," Kempson says.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip made their way to Ontario after Saturday's events for the last stop of their 22nd Royal Tour through Canada. Her Majesty will be in New York to address the United Nations on Tuesday.