The Princess Margriet of the House of Orange Nassau was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1943 during the Second Great War. She is a sister of the Queen of the Netherlands, and third born. She is coming to Ottawa in the next few days to present to our Governor General Micheal Jean a Tulip named for her (you may remember her as the lady who opened the Vancouver 2010 Olympics). The Netherlands has since the War given to Canada each year a gift of tulips for our freeing them from German Nazi rule. Now in Ottawa we have the Tulip Festival which is a much enjoyed festival in Canada's National Capital and the largest in the New World of its type. A million tulips are on display. The Princess is highly regarded in Canada and is the sponsor of many charities and Dutch traditions here. Okay I am half Dutch. These tulips are from my garden and not ones that are named for our Vice Regal.