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2014 Royal Tour of Prince Edward Island

2014 royal tour The 2014 Royal Tour of Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, will showcase Prince Edward Island’s natural beauty, rich history and people, says Premier Robert Ghiz.

“As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference it’s an excellent opportunity to shine the spotlight on Prince Edward Island,” said Premier Ghiz. “Their Royal Highnesses will get an authentic look at our Island during their visits to Bonshaw, Charlottetown and Cornwall.”

Today, Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced events planned throughout the 2014 Royal Tour of Canada May 18 to 21. A full itinerary has also been made available on the 2014 Royal Tour official website.

Some highlights of the Prince Edward Island itinerary include:

• Victoria Day celebrations outside Province House

• Youth Parliament in the Legislative Chamber at Province House

• Symons Medal Ceremony at The Confederation Centre of the Arts

• His Royal Highness’s visit to Holland College – Prince of Wales Campus

• Her Royal Highness’s tour of the Prince Edward Home

• A visit to Cornwall United Church

• His Royal Highness’s tour of Bonshaw Provincial Park

• Her Royal Highness’s visit to Immanuel Christian School

Find the latest information regarding the 2014 Royal Tour to Prince Edward Island on the Prince Edward Island Government Facebook page, InfoPEI on Twitter and www.gov.pe.ca/royaltour. Find more information on the Royal Tour in Canada at www.canadiancrown.gc.ca.

BACKGROUNDER

On the evening of Monday, May 19 Islanders are invited to welcome Their Royal Highnesses to Prince Edward Island as they arrive at the Charlottetown Airport. His Royal Highness last visited the province back in 1983 and it will be Her Royal Highness’s first visit.

• Later that evening Their Royal Highnesses will join Islanders for Victoria Day celebrations outside Province House. The event will include multicultural musical and theatre performances as well as fireworks to end the night.

• On the morning of May 20 Their Royal Highnesses will return to Province House to attend a Youth Parliament held in the Legislative Chamber and to tour the Confederation Chamber where the Charlottetown Conference was held in 1864.

• The public are welcome to join Their Royal Highnesses outside as they walk from Province House down the steps into Memorial Hall of the Confederation Centre of the Arts. During the visit His Royal Highness will be presented with an Honourary Symons medal.

• His Royal Highness will then proceed to Holland College, Prince of Wales Campus where he will visit the Centre for Applied Science and Technology. His Royal Highness will meet with students engaged in projects related to urban development and sustainability and with community leaders and alumni.

• Meanwhile, Her Royal Highness will tour the new Prince Edward Home and meet with residents and staff. Her Royal Highness will observe the various medical interventions and social activities that are offered at the home.

• Their Royal Highnesses will travel to Cornwall United Church that afternoon where they will meet with various community groups from Prince Edward Island including women’s organizations, veterans, community activists and volunteers. The public are welcome to greet the couple outside the church prior to their departure.

• His Royal Highness will then tour Bonshaw Provincial Park for a first-hand look at the natural beauty of Prince Edward Island as he explores the park’s new trail system.

• Meanwhile, Her Royal Highness will visit Immanuel Christian School in Charlottetown where she will meet with students who wrote letters to the Royal Couple inviting them to their school.

• Late that afternoon, Islanders are welcome to join Their Royal Highnesses at the Charlottetown Airport as they bid farewell to Prince Edward Island.

Guy Gallant
Press Secretary, Premier’s Office
Telephone: (902) 368-4400

Isabel MacDougall
Tourism PEI Marketing, Communications
Phone: (902)894-0364

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