Prince Charles and wife Camilla's tour of Ottawa revealed

Claudine Rigal
Juin 20, 2017

On June 30, Charles and Camilla will visit Canadian Forces Base Trenton, in Ontario, some 2,257 kilometres south of Iqaluit, where they will meet members of the Canadian Armed Forces, participate in a search and rescue demonstration, and honour the 258 Canadian soldiers who fell in Afghanistan.

In around half-a-month, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will make a trip across the pond to Canada to celebrate the 150th birthday of the Commonwealth country.

The final day of the tour, 1 July, Canada Day, will take place in Canada's capital, Ottawa and border city Gatineau, Quebec.

The pair will start the day at the Canadian Museum of History to open the new Canada History Hall, before heading to Parliament Hill for Canada Day festivities. Their Royal Highnesses will then proceed to the Wellington Farmers' Market and the Norman Hardie Winery in Prince Edward County, where they will discuss how farm-to-table agriculture and the "shop local" movement can increase tourism and economic development in a community. The prince and his wife will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony before touring an exhibit inside the hall. The Duchess of Cornwall will also be introduced to a Vietnamese family that arrived in Canada 40 years ago as "boat people" and a Syrian refugee family that was recently sponsored to come to the country.

The 18th tour of Canada for the Prince of Wales and the fourth tour for the Duchess of Cornwall will begin with Prince Charles inspecting the Quarter Guard of Canadian Rangers and a traditional Inuit welcome. The tour continues at the National Arts Centre, where His Royal Highness will open the newly renovated National Arts Centre, highlighting our only national, bilingual, multidisciplinary performing arts centre. Charles also plans to visit a playful art installation called "The Cloud".

Following the activities at the National Arts Centre, the prince and Camilla will meet with employees and university students at the Ottawa headquarters of e-commerce company Shopify, which helps entrepreneurs establish their brand online. Governor General David Johnston says they have accepted the government's invitation to undertake a tour.

The Queen's entrance will have a new set of doors which "were created to symbolize 150 years of Canada's history".

Before the couple departs for the United Kingdom that night, they will first attend an outdoor reception at Rideau Hall's garden with the 150 invited guests, which include Canadian youth, veterans, volunteers and military personnel.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla wave as they leave Winnipeg on May 21, 2014.

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