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Royal no more: New Westminster to drop the ‘Royal City’ as its brand

The nickname/brand dates back 163 years, to when New Westminster was only a year old

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New Westminster was named by Queen Victoria in 1859, and has been known as the “Royal City” ever since.

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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…

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