The Duchess of Cornwall visited Dartmouth Community Centre on Monday as part of Charles and Camilla’s tour of Canada.
— Alice Housing (@alicehousing) May 19, 2014
The Duchess visited Dartmouth ensuring that she didn’t spend all of her time in Halifax where they undertook several engagements.
Whilst she was at the Community Centre, Camilla met privately with two women who had left violent homes and were being provided with long term support and shelter by the local Alice Housing organisation. The Duchess has asked for similar meetings like this to occur when she visits other countries, illustrating her compassion and care for others.
Once she left the Centre, Camilla visited a children’s fair that had to be set up in a gym at the last minute because of a forecast for rain. She looked as if she enjoyed herself at the fair and spoke to many people in the crowd. However, she politely declined to have her face painted.
Outside, the Duchess spent half an hour doing an unscheduled walk around and spoke to more than 50 people who lined up to meet her.
This is just one of the many engagements in which the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have undertaken in Canada so far. Yesterday they had a private meeting with family members of soldiers who had been killed in Afghanastan.