Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have accepted the invitation from the Government of Canada to undertake a Royal Tour in 2014 and will stop in Nova Scotia in May, it was announced Jan. 16.
"We look forward to welcoming the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Nova Scotia," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "It is an opportunity for a whole new generation of Nova Scotians to meet the royal couple as we showcase our beautiful province to them."
The Prince of Wales last came to Nova Scotia in 1983. This is his first visit with The Duchess of Cornwall.
“I am pleased that Their Royal Highnesses will be joining us in a few months time as Canada enters a five-year period of significant national celebrations, beginning with the centennial of the outbreak of the Great War and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Québec City Conferences, which led to the creation of the Dominion of Canada,” said Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a release.
“Canadians look forward to having Their Royal Highnesses with us for these and other important moments in the history of our country.”
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will tour Canada in May with stops in Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The programme will be co-ordinated by the Canadian Secretary to The Queen. A detailed programme for the visit will be released at a later date.