Royal Tour 2017: schedule released for Prince Charles and Camilla’s visit to Canada
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will be in Ottawa for Canada Day as part of their upcoming Canadian tour.
The pair’s itinerary was announced Wednesday.
“It is an exciting time to be Canadian, and we are pleased to be able to celebrate Canada 150 with The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall,” Heritage Minister Melanie Joly said in a release.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will kick off their three-day visit in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on June 29.
In Iqaluit, Prince Charles will meet with local leaders who are working to preserve indigenous languages. He will also visit Nunavut Research Institute to check in on various environmental projects undertaken in the North.
Camilla will attend an event where she will meet with organizations dedicated to preserving the health and life of women in the North.
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They are also expected at a public feast at Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park where the Royals will see performances from local artists.
From there, they will move onto Ontario with stops at CFB Trenton and the village of Wellington in Prince Edward County on June 30.
The members of the royal family will participate in a search and rescue demonstration and help honour Canadians who were killed in Afghanistan.
They will then pay a visit a local winery and market in Wellington.
Prince Charles and Camilla final days in country will be in the Ottawa region where they will help celebrate some landmarks and hit Parliament Hill to see some of the festivities.
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Their day begins at the Canadian Museum of History where they will help open the Canadian History Hall.
After a visit to Parliament Hill “for a spectacular celebration of all things Canadian,” the Prince of Wales will open the newly renovated National Arts Centre.
After a visit to Canadian tech firm Shopify, the Prince will once again get an opportunity to help open a new Ottawa landmark.
This time Prince Charles and Camilla will be involved in the unveiling of The Queen’s Entrance at Rideau Hall.
The Queen’s entrance will have a new set of doors which “were designed to symbolize 150 years of Canada’s history.”
These new front entrance doors were designed to symbolize 150 years of Canada’s history and are artistically linked to The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Balustrade, unveiled in 2012, that graces the front entrance of Rideau Hall.
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