The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are to visit Canada in May, The Governor General of Canada has announced today.
The official press release from the office of the Governor General stated, “Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have accepted the invitation of the Government of Canada to undertake a Royal Tour in May 2014”.
The announcement of the royal visit was made earlier today and was confirmed shortly after by Clarence House. The last time Prince Charles and his wife visited Canada was in May 2012 when they visited as part of celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen.
On their trip, the couple are expected to visit Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and perform a number of engagements there.
Prince Charles and Camilla, who will one day be King and Queen of Canada as one of the 16 Commonwealth realms, are visiting the largest of the realms in their capacity as Canadian royals and not as visiting British royals – a distinction which is considered important by constitutionalists and also citizens of the Commonwealth realms.
The Prince of Wales has a long association with Canada, having visited numerous times during his life, though for the Duchess of Cornwall this trip will be only the 3rd official visit to the country she has made with her husband, since their marriage in 2005.
Further details of the royal trip will be released closer to the time, the Governor General said.