Manitoba Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

The Honourable Anita R. Neville, P.C., O.M.

The King’s (Winnipeg) Speech – 1939

King George VI is pictured here broadcasting to the Empire from Government House Winnipeg on May 24, 1939. King George VI and The Queen were travelling across Canada in 1939, and on arrival in Winnipeg, on Empire Day (now Victoria Day), he broadcast to the Empire from the Library at Government House. In September, 1939, he broadcast once again to the Empire announcing that Britain was at war. This is the speech that inspired the movie “The King’s Speech”.

At Government House in Winnipeg, Manitoba May 24, 1939