Monday, May 19, 2014

Prince Charles: "Fond Memories Of Canada"

It was a royal "Welcome to Nova Scotia". Princes Charles and his wife Camilla were given a warm welcome earlier today in downtown Halifax during a 40 minute event filled with music, cheers and warm wishes from dignitaries. The Prince of Wales also gave his first speech on the tour of metro. He spoke fondly over the warm greeting received in Nova Scotia and paid tribute to the very first Royal visit to Canada in 1939 when Queen Elizabeth spoke in Halifax.

Meanwhile, Charles also spoke of his many fond memories of Canada, including an unexpected stop 42 years ago when his ship had to stop in Halifax as part of the Royal Navy.

The royal couple arrived in Halifax on Sunday evening. They were welcomed by several dignitaries at the Halifax airport - including Justice Minister Peter MacKay, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and Halifax Mayor Mike Savage. The tour continues today with stops in Pictou County and PEI.