The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Canada: Day One

 

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall began a three-day tour of Canada that sees them celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.

Their Royal Highnesses arrive in Iqaluit
Their Royal Highnesses arrive in Iqaluit

The Commonwealth country has been marking the milestone with national events this month that will culminate in Canada Day this Saturday - with Their Royal Highnesses invited to the party.

The royal trip will highlight the four themes of Canada150 - diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, young people and the environment.

Day One in Canada

Their visit began in Iqaluit, the remote capital city of the Canadian territory of Nunavut, which is close to the Arctic Circle.

His Royal Highness learned about the steps to preserve the Inuit language and receive a brief lesson in how to speak it and the local culture. The Prince gave a speech, speaking a few phrases of the local language Inuktitut, saying "Ullukkut", meaning "good day", and "Quviasuttunga iqalunnuurama", meaning "I'm happy to be here in Iqaluit".

At a separate event, The Duchess was a guest at a women and wellness reception.

To finish off Day One, Their Royal Highnesses jointly attended a community feast at Sylvia Grinnell territorial park, where they watched local performances, artists at work and joined elders for tea and bannock, an Inuit flat bread.

 

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