Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prince Charles and Camilla to Visit Canada in May as Part of Diamond Jubilee: Charles and Camilla to Visit Canada in May

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prince Charles and Camilla to Visit Canada in May as Part of Diamond Jubilee: Charles and Camilla to Visit Canada in May

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OTTAWA - Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are coming to Canada next month as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The royal couple will visit Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in Oromocto, N.B., Saint John, Toronto and Regina from May 20 to 23. The theme of the tour is "For Queen and Country: Service to Canada -- a royal and a national value."

This will be Charles' 16th visit to Canada and Camilla's second tour. They last visited in 2009.

"Occasions such as this are rare," Heritage Minister James Moore said in a statement. "The only other time Canada celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of a reigning King or Queen was for Queen Victoria in 1897.

"We welcome the royal couple and look forward to showing them some of the best of what Canada has to offer."

While in Canada, Charles and Camilla will meet young veterans at Gagetown and the national leadership of the Assembly of First Nations in Toronto, attend Victoria Day fireworks and a War of 1812 event in Toronto, and attend a performance by the Regina Symphony Orchestra. …

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