Monday, May 19, 2014

Audio: Prince Charles' Full Speech In Halifax

Just click on the file below and hear the full speech given to hundreds gathered in downtown Halifax on Victoria Day to welcome the Royal couple.

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.

Milford Lodge Fire Cause Not Known

The cause of a fire which completely destroyed the historic Milford House Lodge in Nova Scotia is under investigation. The lodge near Annapolis Royal went up in flames around 4am on Sunday morning. Dozens of crews were called to battle the fire and cabins near the lodge were packed with visitors for the long weekend. No injuries were reported. The Milford Lodge is located between Annapolis Royal and Kejimkujik National Park. In 2000, a fire destroyed the main lodge but it was rebuilt. The fire marshal's office is looking into what sparked the blaze.

Royal Tour: Public Events Planned For Halifax

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in Canada. A special event is planned for today at the Halifax Public Gardens.

Below is a video of the motorcade carrying Prince Charles and his wife Camilla as they head off to a private function hosted by Govenor General David Johnston in Halifax.