Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla in Ottawa: Tracking the royal visit

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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla will visit Ottawa on Canada Day (Canadian Heritage)

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will wrap up their Royal tour of Canada by making a stop in Ottawa on Canada Day.

The last time a member of the Royal Family visited Ottawa was November 2014 with Anne, Princess Royal, and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence. No royal has attended Canada Day in the capital since Prince William and Duchess Kate visited in 2011.

The Queen has not stepped foot in Canada since 2010 when she and Prince Phillip took a tour of the country, including Ottawa.

Canadian Heritage released a full itinerary for Charles and Camilla, here’s what’s in store for Ottawa:

Opening of Canadian History Hall at the Museum of History — 10:25 a.m.

Charles and Camilla will officially open the new hall and then take a tour. They’ll also engage with youth, speak with young women who are working in their communities and hear stories of new Canadians.

Inspection of the Guard — 11:40 a.m.

Charles will inspect the guard at the Peacekeeping Monument near the National Gallery. A 21-gun salute will be fired.

Parliament Hill — noon

Around noon Charles and Camilla will visit Parliament Hill for an unspecified period of time. Then, Charles will proceed to the National Arts Centre to reopen it post-renovations. After that, he heads across the street to check out Shopify HQ.

Rideau Hall — 6:45 p.m.

To mark 65 years of (Sapphire Jubilee) of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, Charles and Camilla will inaugurate the new Queen’s entrance (front entrance) of Rideau Hall before adjourning to a reception.

Farewell — 8:30 p.m.

Charles and Camilla will officially leave Canada with a Departure Guard.

And for the Governor General…

Gov. Gen. David Johnston will accompany the Prince and Duchess during the tour. Rideau Hall released Johnston’s itinerary on Wednesday…


OttawaStart Staff

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