Prince Charles, Camilla unveil more Canada trip details
Nova Scotia, P.E.I., Manitoba to lay out welcome mat for royal visitors
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will be spending next month's Victoria Day weekend touring six communities in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba.
Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will be in Canada from May 18-21 to celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday. The details of their visit were revealed today.
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Among the events the pair will mark are the centenary of the First World War and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference in P.E.I. that led to the Confederation of Canada.
"Our relationship with the Royal Family provides Canadians with an opportunity to learn more about our constitutional monarchy, which is the pillar of our system of government," Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover said in a statement.
"The 2014 Royal Tour of Their Royal Highnesses will not only highlight Canada's achievements and our shared heritage, but will also look to the future of Canada and how we will continue together to build a country that is the envy of the world."
The couple's Canadian tour, announced in January, will begin in Halifax on May 18 and May 19, where they be officially welcomed to Canada at the historic Grand Parade. They will also visit Pictou County in Nova Scotia.
We are delighted that Their Royal Highnesses have decided to include our province in their next visit to Canada and we look forward to showcasing some of the best things Manitoba has to offer.- Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger
Beginning May 19, they will stop in Charlottetown for Victoria Day fireworks, and will also take trips to Bonshaw and Cornwall in P.E.I.
On May 20 and 21, Charles and Camilla will visit Winnipeg, where they'll see Assiniboine Park and drop by the Manitoba Legislative Building.
While Prince Charles last visited Manitoba in 1996, this will be his wife's first visit to the province.
"Our relationship with the Royal Family is a long and proud one," said Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger in a news release.
"We are delighted that Their Royal Highnesses have decided to include our province in their next visit to Canada and we look forward to showcasing some of the best things Manitoba has to offer."