Manitoba will roll out the red carpet for the royal family in May.
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, are embarking on a Canadian tour next month, where they will visit Halifax and Pictou, Nova Scotia, and Charlottetown, PEI.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be in Winnipeg May 20-21. Their schedule includes visits to Assiniboine Park and the Manitoba Legislative Building.
“It will be my honour, on behalf of all Manitobans, to welcome the Prince of Wales back to our province and, for the first time, to welcome the Duchess of Cornwall,” Premier Greg Selinger said in a statement. “Our relationship with the Royal Family is a long and proud one. We are delighted that Their Royal Highnesses have decided to include our province in their next visit to Canada and we look forward to showcasing some of the best things Manitoba has to offer.”
Prince Charles last visited Manitoba in 1996 and this is the Duchess of Cornwall’s first visit to province.
The last time Manitoba saw a royal visit was in July 2010, when Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were in Winnipeg.