Nova Scotians will have an opportunity to showcase the province's rich history, unique culture and commitment to communities to Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, when they visit Halifax and Pictou on May 18 and 19.
"The province is busy making final preparations for what is expected to be a great two days," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "Victoria Day weekend is a time when many Nova Scotia families are looking to experience some of the province's best attractions and places of interest. The visit by the Royal Couple will provide a perfect opportunity to do just that."
"We are honoured and delighted that the Royal Couple will be visiting Halifax," said Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality. "I am certain residents of our city will show them the warm welcome and hospitality for which we are so well known."
"I could not be more thrilled to have the Royal Couple visit the Town of Pictou," said Joe Hawes, Mayor of Pictou. "We have so much to offer and share with Their Royal Highnesses. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, which I will cherish."
Halifax is the first stop on the Royal Tour. It is an opportunity for a new generation of Nova Scotians to meet The Prince of Wales. He last toured Nova Scotia in 1983. This is his first visit with The Duchess of Cornwall. The tour will provide many opportunities for Nova Scotians to meet the Royal Couple.
"It was an honour and privilege for Nova Scotia to host Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh back in 2010. Once again, we look forward to offering a warm Nova Scotia welcome to members of the Royal Family when they visit our province," said McNeil.
The full schedule of events will be released in the coming weeks. The Nova Scotia program is being developed in co-operation with the federal government and representatives of Their Royal Highnesses.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will also visit Prince Edward Island and Manitoba.