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Manitoba ready to welcome Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall

Next Tuesday evening the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will touch down in Winnipeg for the final leg of their 2014 Canadian visit. It appears that the couple’s two days in Winnipeg will be packed full of activities.

Not only will the Duchess of Cornwall be treated to a private performance by members of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet but her husband, Prince Charles, will also come face to face with one of Winnipeg’s most famous residents, Hudson the polar bear.


Dwight MacAuley, the province’s chief of protocol joked: “Hudson’s the toughest guy so far to deal with, we’re hoping he behaves himself and does exactly as we want him to do, it will be really exciting having the Prince feed the polar bear”.


MacAuley’s office have been working tirelessly since the visit was announced and he is responsible for alerting members of the government and public about protocols ahead of interaction with the Royals.

“We’re absolutely delighted and honoured that the Royal couple have chosen to visit us on this trip to Canada. Manitoba’s had a great relationship with the Royal Family”, MacAuley continued.

Security for the trip is being handled by the RCMP, the Winnipeg Police Service and the Royal Family’s own protection detail. The groups have been planning and practicing ahead of the visit, including some motorcade rehearsals.

Prince Charles will also present 14 people with the Order of Manitoba, after which he and the Duchess will do a walk about on the north lawn of the Manitoba Legislative Building.

MacAuley said that this would offer members of the public their best chance to see and possibly interact with the Royal couple at around 7:45pm on Wednesday 21st May.

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