Sunday, May 18, 2014

Royal Tour: Prince Charles & Wife Camilla Arrive In Halifax

They rolled out the red carpet as Prince Charles and his wife Camilla touched down in Nova Scotia. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Halifax shortly after 6:30pm last night for the start of a four day visit to Canada. Public events will take place throughout Monday in Halifax. An official "Welcome" ceremony will be held in the city to start the day. Prince Charles will also plant a tree in Halifax Public Gardens. It will be rooted right next to a tree planted by his grandfather in 1939. That's when King George VI planted a tree to mark the Royal families first visit to Canada. Later in the day, Prince Charles and Camilla will be presented with three coins produced by the Royal Canadian Mint commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first visit by the Royal family to Canada. They will spend a portion of the day in Pictou County then move on to Prince Edward Island and finish their tour in Manitoba on Wednesday.(Photo: Justice Minister Peter MacKay, Halifax Mayor Mike Savage and Premier Stephen McNeil await arrival of members of the Royal family).

Here's CKBW/HANK FM's Steve MacArthur on the arrival on Prince Charles and Camilla