This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Gov. Gen. David Johnston has confirmed that the Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, has coordinated to visit Canada on a royal tour in May 2014, including stops in Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The visit will be Prince of Wale’s 17th tour of Canada, i.e. almost two years since his last royal tour of the country, when the royal couple travelled to New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan on a four-day tour. On the other hand, it will be the third visit for the duchess.
In a press release issued by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, he announced that “I am pleased that Their Royal Highnesses will be joining us in a few months-time, as Canada enters a five-year period of significant national celebrations.” A royal commentator explained that the main purpose of the trip is to commemorate the 1864 conferences in Charlottetown and Quebec City, which led Canada to confederation. It was added that “this will be a major celebration on Prince Edward Island, so we’ll see P.E.I. figuring prominently in the trip.”
Moreover, the Prince of Wales will also be visiting Winnipeg, where he has several regiments, including The Royal Winnipeg rifles and the Lord Strathcona’s Horse. In addition to that, Canada will also be marking the outbreak of the First World War, hence it was concluded “so we’ll see Halifax figuring in the visit because of course many of the Canadian troops embarked from Halifax.” The program will be co-ordinated by the Canadian Secretary to the Queen.