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Prince Charles and Camilla Tour Winnipeg Aircraft Hangar

May 21, 2014 11:14 AM | News

WINNIPEG — Prince Charles and wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, began their first full day in Winnipeg on Wednesday by touring an aircraft hangar at Red River College.

The royal couple met with young students to mark Aerospace and Aviation in Manitoba Day, where they were also joined by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The three playfully threw paper airplanes assembled by children before both Charles and Harper delivered remarks.

“So much has changed since my last visit to Manitoba in 1996 — well before much of the audience here were even born,” Charles said.

The couple was welcomed by cheers from the crowd as they toured the hangar and spoke candidly with students.

The four-day Canadian trip for the royals will wrap up today before they depart later tonight. Before then, however, a packed day of events is ahead, including a stop at Assiniboine Park Zoo to see Hudson the polar bear and tour the soon-to-open Journey to Churchill exhibit.