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Canada welcomes Jubilee visitors Charles and Camilla

21 MAY 2012

There was a warm welcome waiting in Canada for royal visitors Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The royal couple were met by saluting Mounties - members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police – and local dignitaries including Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield.


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They touched down on Sunday in Fredericton, New Brunswick, for a four-day trip of three provinces in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Writing for Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper, Charles said the couple's visit was to highlight work people do for others.

"Service to others is the central theme of the Diamond Jubilee and it is this that guides the queen and my family in all that we try to do," he wrote.

"Many of the engagements during this tour are deliberately focused on highlighting individual cases of success which tell a wider story so that they might inspire others to become involved in similar ways."


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As well as visiting parts of New Brunswick – where the royals helped celebrate national holiday Victoria Day on Monday – they will also see areas of Ontario and Saskatchewan.

Highlights include a fireworks display over Toronto's Lake Ontario and a tour of the city's Queen Park with Premier Dalton McGuinty.

In Saskatchewan Charles and Camilla will celebrate the centenary of the legislative building in Regina, meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and attend a concert by the Regina Symphony Orchestra.

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