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Royal Tour 2017: Prince Charles, Camilla to honour soldiers who died in Afghanistan

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CFB TRENTON, Ont. – The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are beginning the second day of their royal tour at CFB Trenton, where they are to meet members of the military and honour soldiers who died in Afghanistan.

Prince Charles is to begin the day by taking in a search and rescue demonstration while Camilla is to meet with a regiment – the Queen’s Own Rifles.

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The couple are then to proceed to a commemoration service and wreath laying at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial.

Between 2001 and 2014, 158 members of the Canadian Armed Forces lost their lives in Afghanistan.

Later in the day, Charles and Camilla are to visit Wellington Farmer’s Market in Prince Edward County, where they will meet vendors and artisans and stop in at a local winery.

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Gov. Gen. David Johnston, meanwhile, has announced that the Prince of Wales has been appointed to the extraordinary companion category of the Order of Canada in recognition of his support for Canadian charitable activities and for the men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Charles is expected to receive the honours Saturday morning at Rideau Hall.

In Ottawa, the couple are to attend Canada Day celebrations Saturday on Parliament Hill to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation; Charles is expected to deliver remarks.

They will stop in at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que. where they’ll meet with Canadians and cut a ribbon to mark the opening of Canadian History Hall.

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Princes Charles is also to inspect a ceremonial guard at the Peacekeeping Monument and visit the newly renovated and re-opened National Arts Centre.

Charles is also scheduled to stop at Shopify – a highly successful Ottawa-based e-commerce company – where he is to meet with Bachelor of Science students and female entrepreneurs launching businesses.

The couple will then attend the inauguration of the Queen’s entrance at Rideau Hall before officially completing their Royal tour and departing for the U.K. on a Canadian Forces Airbus.

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