Royal Couple to visit Dundurn Castle, HMCS Haida

News Oct 30, 2009 Ancaster News

The Royal Couple will be visiting Dundurn Castle and the HMCS Haida Thursday during their 10-day visit to Canada.Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages James Moore unveiled the itinerary Friday during a news conference for the Royal Highnesses that takes them from Newfoundland, to Hamilton, to Vancouver’s Olympic Village, Toronto and Ottawa. “The program provides Their Royal Highnesses an opportunity to demonstrate their deep affection for Canada and Canadians by rekindling many existing friendships and making new ones. I know that many Canadians will respond in kind and are eagerly awaiting this visit,” he said.Their visit begins Monday in the small town of Cupids, NL, in honour of the 400th anniversary of the first English settlement in Canada, which is being held next year, along with tours of Memorial University and Government House in St. John’s.The Royal Couple travel to Ontario Wednesday to meet with Premier Dalton McGuinty and visit the Royal Conservatory of Museum Then it is off late the next morning to Dundurn Castle, the former home of Sir Allan MacNab, the first prime minister of the province of Canada from 1854-56. Mr. MacNab is the Duchess of Cornwall’s great-great-great grandfather. Officials noted that both the Duchess of Cornwall's and Prince Charles’ families met at Dundurn in the 1860s.The Royal Couple will privately tour the national heritage structure, and then plant an oak tree on the grounds in front of the castle. The public will be allowed to watch the ceremony.The first 2,000 people will receive a special commemorative ribbon to wear to welcome the Royal Couple.In the afternoon the Royal Highnesses will tour the HMCS Haida, the last remaining ship of 27 Tribal Class destroyers from the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy. They will also meet with volunteers, open a small museum and unveil a plaque. Prince Charles will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy.More precise times of the visits will be announced 48 hours prior because of security issues, Canadian officials said.Following the visit to the Haida, the Duchess will travel to Toronto, while Prince Charles will visit Niagara College in Niagara-on-The-Lake. Prince Charles will tour the institution’s teaching winery, and unveil a plaque commemorating the visit.Other highlights of the Royal Couple’s trip include visiting the Royal Agricultural Fair in Toronto, visiting Vancouver, including the 2010 Winter Olympic Village, taking part in the Remembrance Day ceremonies Nov. 11 at the National War Memorial, and visiting CFB Petawawa in Pembroke.This is Prince Charles' 15th visit to Canada and the first visit for the Duchess.

Royal Couple to visit Dundurn Castle, HMCS Haida

News Oct 30, 2009 Ancaster News

The Royal Couple will be visiting Dundurn Castle and the HMCS Haida Thursday during their 10-day visit to Canada.Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages James Moore unveiled the itinerary Friday during a news conference for the Royal Highnesses that takes them from Newfoundland, to Hamilton, to Vancouver’s Olympic Village, Toronto and Ottawa. “The program provides Their Royal Highnesses an opportunity to demonstrate their deep affection for Canada and Canadians by rekindling many existing friendships and making new ones. I know that many Canadians will respond in kind and are eagerly awaiting this visit,” he said.Their visit begins Monday in the small town of Cupids, NL, in honour of the 400th anniversary of the first English settlement in Canada, which is being held next year, along with tours of Memorial University and Government House in St. John’s.The Royal Couple travel to Ontario Wednesday to meet with Premier Dalton McGuinty and visit the Royal Conservatory of Museum Then it is off late the next morning to Dundurn Castle, the former home of Sir Allan MacNab, the first prime minister of the province of Canada from 1854-56. Mr. MacNab is the Duchess of Cornwall’s great-great-great grandfather. Officials noted that both the Duchess of Cornwall's and Prince Charles’ families met at Dundurn in the 1860s.The Royal Couple will privately tour the national heritage structure, and then plant an oak tree on the grounds in front of the castle. The public will be allowed to watch the ceremony.The first 2,000 people will receive a special commemorative ribbon to wear to welcome the Royal Couple.In the afternoon the Royal Highnesses will tour the HMCS Haida, the last remaining ship of 27 Tribal Class destroyers from the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy. They will also meet with volunteers, open a small museum and unveil a plaque. Prince Charles will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy.More precise times of the visits will be announced 48 hours prior because of security issues, Canadian officials said.Following the visit to the Haida, the Duchess will travel to Toronto, while Prince Charles will visit Niagara College in Niagara-on-The-Lake. Prince Charles will tour the institution’s teaching winery, and unveil a plaque commemorating the visit.Other highlights of the Royal Couple’s trip include visiting the Royal Agricultural Fair in Toronto, visiting Vancouver, including the 2010 Winter Olympic Village, taking part in the Remembrance Day ceremonies Nov. 11 at the National War Memorial, and visiting CFB Petawawa in Pembroke.This is Prince Charles' 15th visit to Canada and the first visit for the Duchess.

Royal Couple to visit Dundurn Castle, HMCS Haida

News Oct 30, 2009 Ancaster News

The Royal Couple will be visiting Dundurn Castle and the HMCS Haida Thursday during their 10-day visit to Canada.Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages James Moore unveiled the itinerary Friday during a news conference for the Royal Highnesses that takes them from Newfoundland, to Hamilton, to Vancouver’s Olympic Village, Toronto and Ottawa. “The program provides Their Royal Highnesses an opportunity to demonstrate their deep affection for Canada and Canadians by rekindling many existing friendships and making new ones. I know that many Canadians will respond in kind and are eagerly awaiting this visit,” he said.Their visit begins Monday in the small town of Cupids, NL, in honour of the 400th anniversary of the first English settlement in Canada, which is being held next year, along with tours of Memorial University and Government House in St. John’s.The Royal Couple travel to Ontario Wednesday to meet with Premier Dalton McGuinty and visit the Royal Conservatory of Museum Then it is off late the next morning to Dundurn Castle, the former home of Sir Allan MacNab, the first prime minister of the province of Canada from 1854-56. Mr. MacNab is the Duchess of Cornwall’s great-great-great grandfather. Officials noted that both the Duchess of Cornwall's and Prince Charles’ families met at Dundurn in the 1860s.The Royal Couple will privately tour the national heritage structure, and then plant an oak tree on the grounds in front of the castle. The public will be allowed to watch the ceremony.The first 2,000 people will receive a special commemorative ribbon to wear to welcome the Royal Couple.In the afternoon the Royal Highnesses will tour the HMCS Haida, the last remaining ship of 27 Tribal Class destroyers from the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy. They will also meet with volunteers, open a small museum and unveil a plaque. Prince Charles will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy.More precise times of the visits will be announced 48 hours prior because of security issues, Canadian officials said.Following the visit to the Haida, the Duchess will travel to Toronto, while Prince Charles will visit Niagara College in Niagara-on-The-Lake. Prince Charles will tour the institution’s teaching winery, and unveil a plaque commemorating the visit.Other highlights of the Royal Couple’s trip include visiting the Royal Agricultural Fair in Toronto, visiting Vancouver, including the 2010 Winter Olympic Village, taking part in the Remembrance Day ceremonies Nov. 11 at the National War Memorial, and visiting CFB Petawawa in Pembroke.This is Prince Charles' 15th visit to Canada and the first visit for the Duchess.