Prince Charles And Camilla Kick Off Canadian Tour In Iqaluit

The latest visit to Canada from members of the Royal Family has begun.After inspecting the guard of Canadian Rangers, Charles made his way to a stage outside the legislative building for the official welcoming ceremony, which also included a stirring performance by indigenous throat singers.”Arriving here today brings back the happiest of memories”, he said.They began their three-day tour Thursday in Iqaluit, where they discussed revitalization of the Inuit language and visited Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park.They’ll be in a couple of different parts of Ontario on Friday before ending their trip with time in Ottawa and Gatineau on Saturday, which is Canada Day.During their time at the base Charles will attend a reception where his Prince’s Charities Canada will showcase the work of Operation Entrepreneur, a programme which helps veterans set up their own businesses.The couple also stopped to meet with local residents who lined a path near the memorial.He said: “She asked my wife whether she sat at home and anxious, I said “it goes with the territory”.At the Nunavut Research Institute, Charles stood on a map on the floor inside a circular room, where he received a bit of a geography lesson about the Canadian Arctic from the institute’s executive director, Mary Ellen Thomas. Festivities took place atop a large hill where the royals could see water flowing in the background.Prince Charles and Camilla landed at CFB Trenton shortly after 11.30 a.m. ET and were greeted by military officials, as well as Premier Kathleen Wynne and Lt. -Gov.He and his wife Camilla are in Canada for an official visit and to participate in the country’s 150th anniversary celebrations on July 1.The royal couple also met a jewellery maker who had created a pair of silver snow goggles they both tried on, and Charles said about his wife: “They match your sparkling personality”.