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Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne wave to the crowds lining the circular drive at Fairview Home in Brandon in July 1970. It was on this visit that Brandon’s Winter Fair was designated the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair.

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Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne wave to the crowds lining the circular drive at Fairview Home in Brandon in July 1970. It was on this visit that Brandon’s Winter Fair was designated the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair.

Morning Mess -- Royal Fair YES -- Royal swear NO

The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair is back for another year on Monday. And as we get ready to celebrate the region’s biggest event, it’s ironic that I write this week about the possibility of having less royalty in our lives.

A lot less.

Here’s how my story begins.

Harmless enough, it was a ...

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