Prince Charles and Camilla tour Toronto

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, continue their tour of Canada with a stop in Toronto.

Duke and Duchess of Cornwall to watch Victoria Day fireworks

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrive at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto on May 21, 2012. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, ended the second day of their royal Canadian tour with a fireworks show in Toronto. 

The royal couple landed Monday afternoon at Toronto Pearson International Airport and were greeted on the tarmac by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Lt.-Gov. David C. Onley and other dignitaries.

The Duchess of Cornwall received flowers from nine-year-old Morgan Marie Fremlin.


5:10 p.m. ET: Prince Charles and Camilla arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

9:30 p.m.: The Royal couple meet with  members of emergency services and their families, before watching a fireworks display in honour of Victoria Day.


10:10 a.m.: The couple attend a Diamond Jubilee medals ceremony with lieutenant-governor of Ontario at Queen's Park.

11:05 a.m.: Prince Charles tours the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University.

11:05 a.m.: Camilla visits the Queen's Own Rifles at Moss Park Armoury.

12:05 p.m.: Prince Charles tours the Pan/Parapan Athlete's Village.

12:45 p.m.: The royal couple attend a private reception at the historic Distillery District.

1:50 p.m.: Prince Charles visits the Yonge Street Mission.

3:30 p.m.: Prince Charles meets with the leaders of the Assembly of First Nations.

6:00 p.m.: The royal couple visit Fort York Armoury for an inspection of the guard of honour and a military muster.

The four-day tour of Canada, which began Sunday in Fredericton, is part of Diamond Jubilee celebrations marking the 60th year of Queen Elizabeth's reign.

To highlight the theme of the tour — servicing the community — Charles and Camilla met with emergency workers and their families at Ashbridges Bay on Monday evening. Premier McGuinty, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, Coun. Doug Ford, joined the royal couple as they chatted with bystanders and posed for photographs.

The couple and their guests were then treated to a 15-minute Victoria Day fireworks display in the park. Located near the Beaches neighbourhood along Toronto's waterfront, the park is a popular spot for fireworks with 80,000 people usually showing up for the annual festivities.

Shortly after, Charles and Camilla were whisked away by boat to the Royal York Hotel where they are staying while in Toronto.

Royals tour N.B.

Charles and Camilla began their day in New Brunswick, where they visited CFB Gagetown and the prince delivered a speech recalling his visit to the military base as a young pilot in the 1970s.

The couple then headed to Saint John, where thousands cheered their arrival. Their schedule was delayed in the afternoon as they greeted long lines of people hoping to chat with them.

Charles capped off the tour of Saint John by playing an impromptu match of street hockey with several children outside an elementary school.

On Tuesday, the Ontario government will host a reception in the historic Distillery District for the royal couple before Charles visits the Yonge Street Mission.

They will leave Toronto on Tuesday evening for Regina. The next day, Charles will have a private audience with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and be treated to a concert by the Regina Symphony Orchestra before the tour concludes.

With files from The Canadian Press