WINNIPEG – Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in May.
Governor General David Johnston announced the royal tour on Thursday morning and shared the news on his official Twitter account.
Sharon and I are looking forward to seeing them once again, as they spend some time here in Canada. #RoyalTour
— David Johnston (@GGDavidJohnston) January 16, 2014
Prime Minister Stephen Harper also welcomed the royal tour by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
“I am pleased that Their Royal Highnesses will be joining us in a few months time as Canada enters a five-year period of significant national celebrations, beginning with the centennial of the outbreak of the Great War and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Québec City Conferences, which led to the creation of the Dominion of Canada,” said Harper in a statement.
“Canadians look forward to having Their Royal Highnesses with us for these and other important moments in the history of our country.”
The tour will be the 17th visit to Canada for the Prince of Wales and the third for the duchess.
The royal couple last visited Canada in 2012 to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
A detailed program will be released at a later date, a news release said.
- with a file from The Canadian Press
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