Their Royal Highnesses remember Canada's fallen in Afghanistan conflict
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have completed a three-day tour of Canada that saw them celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.
On Day Two of the tour, Their Royal Highnesses paid tribute to those in the Canadian military who died while on operations in Afghanistan. Their Royal Highnesses laid a floral tribute at a national memorial in Trenton near Toronto, in honour of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice fighting in the conflict.
On the third and final day of the tour, The Prince of Wales held informal talks with Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau ahead of the Canada150 anniversary celebrations.
Their Royal Highnesses travelled to Parliament Hill in the historic State Landau, a carriage that was built in the 1890s. Made of hand-carved wood and wrought iron, the landau has escorted many members of the Royal Family over the years, including King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Their Royal Highnesses travel in the State Landau
At the extravaganza on Parliament Hill, The Prince of Wales told the thousands gathered their homeland was a place "others look to for example".
His Royal Highness was joined on stage by Justin Trudeau and shared positive attributes of the Commonwealth nation, from championing human rights to being responsible stewards of the environment.
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Thank you Canada for the warm welcome Their Royal Highnesses received this week. We’ve reached the end of an incred… https://t.co/A70kQjX26W— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) 2nd July 2017
Before the end of their tour The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall planted a sugar maple tree in the grounds of Ottawa's Rideau Hall and wished it "good luck", touching it in turn.