The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall ended their 3-day Visit to Canada in Ottawa on Canada Day, July 1st, as they marked the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall started their day by visiting the new Canadian History Hall at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec. They celebrated the sesquicentennial with Canadians at the Canadian Museum of History and marked the opening of the new Canadian History Hall. The Prince and Duchess then toured the hall, met with youth from diverse backgrounds to hear their perspectives of what Canada means for them today, engaged with young women affecting change in their community, and heard the stories of new Canadians and those working to support them. The Prince of Wales had an audience with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Rideau Hall, and was later presented with the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston. Later, at the site of Reconciliation, The Peacekeeping Monument, in Ottawa, the Prince of Wales participates in an inspection of the guard. A 21-gun salute was fired.
At noon, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall joined Canada Day Celebrations on Parliament Hill, joining Canadians as they celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Canada Day show on Parliament Hill showcased Canada’s artistic talent and highlighted the cultural vitality of communities.
The Prince and Duchess still have a couple of engagements before they depart, and this page will be updated with them. Be sure to return!