Charles and Camilla haven’t been to Canada for about five years, and now they’ve come to visit. The schedule is packed.
Prince Charles (73) and Duchess Camilla (74) landed in Canada. They started their three-day tour on Tuesday in St. John’s, where they were welcomed by Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (50), among others. This is Charles’ 19th visit to Canada and Camilla’s fifth.
This time, however, the trip will be different from her last visit half a decade ago, as a detailed plan from the royal family shows. The stay has several focal points: the visit is about the jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (96) and sustainability.
After work in a brewery
On the first day, there is a welcoming ceremony at which Charles is supposed to give a speech. They will then head to Government House’s Heart Garden, where the royals will participate in “a solemn moment of reflection and prayer” with Indigenous leaders. Finally, there is a visit to the Quidi Vidi district, where Charles and Camilla meet artists, among other things – followed by a visit to a brewery.
The Royals are heading to Ottawa on Wednesday. According to media reports, Prince Charles is to be awarded the title of Extraordinary Commander of the Order of Military Merit. The Prince and Duchess Camilla will then lay a wreath at the National War Memorial to commemorate the “Canadians who lost their lives in the service of their country”.
Afterwards, the two will meet with members and organizations of the Ukrainian community and participate in a traditional prayer service. The tour continues at a school, followed by a meeting where business leaders, academics and members of several organizations will discuss “sustainable finance in combating climate change and building a net-zero economy,” among other things. The royals will also attend the Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride for a special performance and an evening reception at Rideau Hall to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
The big farewell
On Thursday, the last day in Canada, Charles and Camilla will fly north. In Yellowknife, they visit the Detah First Nation community. The Duchess will attend an appointment at a school. Charles is made an honorary member of the Canadian Rangers before meeting with locals and discussing the impact of climate change. Meanwhile, Camilla visits a shelter for women and children affected by domestic violence. According to reports, she will also learn how a bannock – a flatbread – is made.
At the end of the trip, Charles and Camilla will visit the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center and learn more about traditional Inuit sports and other traditions. Finally, the royals will stop at the “Ceremonial Circle” for another celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee.