Prince Charles and Camilla are to visit Canada this summer, making stops in Ontario, Nunavut and the Capital Region to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the country.
The heir to the throne and Duchess of Cornwall will be in the Commonwealth nation from 29th June – 1st July, making it a short three-day visit.
#Canada150 is to be celebrated throughout 2017, including film festivals, National Aboriginal Day and Canadian Multiculturalism Day, with celebrations culminating on 1st July with Canada Day, ending the Royal couple’s trip.
This will be Charles’ 18th visit to Canada, and the fourth for Camilla. They last spent time in North America in May 2014, visiting Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and family were there last September, and Princess Anne in July 2016.
A statement from Governor-General David Johnston said: “We are pleased they are joining in the sesquicentennial festivities, and look forward to Canadians having the opportunity to showcase the very best that our country has to offer.”
The Prince of Wales already has Prince’s Charities Canada (PCC) in the country, so we expect him to check up on some of this work. The charity works to help disadvantaged youth, and promote education, responsible business, environmental sustainability and support Indigenous communities and the armed forces.
Robert Finch, Dominion Chairman of The Monarchist League of Canada, welcomed the visit: “It’s an excellent opportunity for Prince Charles to further build upon his role at such a historic milestone,” he told CBC News. “It’s equally exciting for Canadians to once again get the chance to see and meet Charles and Camilla and to get to know them more.”