New Westminster was named by Queen Victoria in 1859, and has been known as the “Royal City” ever since.
But this is about to change, at least officially. Monday night, New Westminster council voted to rebrand the city and look for a new motto.
Deane Gurney of the New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society was surprised.
“I don’t know if anybody’s been consulted on this, but I know we have not been consulted at all,” he said.
“So this all came as a big surprise to us. We’re not in favour of it, because the Royal City has…