In 2006 Valerie was made a Member of the Order of Canada for her contributions in communications.
Valerie Pringle: I've talked to a lot of royalty; they're so excruciatingly boring, you could just die! Never say 'yes' to a royal.
Valerie Pringle: I don't think of it in terms of sacrifices. I've worked hard and I take pride in that.
I've been a professional. You get lost along the way and aren't sure what to do next, but it still feels like fun.