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Prince of Wales, Camilla End Canadian Tour in Winnipeg

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Prince Charles, with wife Camilla, exit the Manitoba legislature on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, flanked by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other dignitaries. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper, with wife Laureen, exit the Manitoba legislature on Wednesday. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Prince Charles and wife Camilla have wrapped up their four-day visit to Canada after a whirlwind tour of the country.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrived to about 1,000 well-wishers at the Manitoba legislature Wednesday evening for an Order of Manitoba investiture ceremony to honour 14 recipients, including Canadian Olympic gold medal curler Jennifer Jones and legendary local broadcaster Bob Irving.

His Royal Highness also delivered a speech to the Chamber before an official farewell to Canada and Manitoba ceremony with full military honours.

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Duchess of Cornwall Visits Assiniboine Credit Union

WINNIPEG — Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, received a lesson in personal banking on Wednesday while visiting an Assiniboine Credit Union branch.

Her Royal Highness toured the McGregor Street location in the city’s north end to learn about the credit union’s unique business model. Programs offered by ACU also help low income families and organizations that support them in the community.

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Prince Charles Takes Google Glass for a Spin in Winnipeg

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Prince Charles arrives to Innovation Alley on Adelaide Street in Winnipeg on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — During a stop to meet with Winnipeg’s technology entrepreneurs on Wednesday, Prince Charles briefly tried on a pair of Google Glass spectacles.

Charles was visiting Innovation Alley on Adelaide Street, where a number of local startups have their offices.

The high-tech glasses feature a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD). Charles tried out the energy sector app VisualSpection, where he was shown a preview by founder David Enns.

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Mint Reveals Coin to Commemorate RWB’s 75th Anniversary

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The 75th anniversary of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet is being marked with a commemorative silver coin.

The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the coin on Wednesday as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visited the RWB as part a four-day Canadian tour with Prince Charles.

“As the Royal Winnipeg Ballet celebrates 75 years of bringing joy to audiences and dance enthusiasts alike, we continue to spark excitement and artistic innovation as one of the world’s premiere dance companies,” said André Lewis, artistic director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. “This beautifully crafted coin by the Mint adds to an exciting year of performances and celebrations befitting Canada’s oldest ballet company.”

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Prince Charles Feeds Polar Bear at Winnipeg Zoo

WINNIPEG — Hudson the polar bear had to share the spotlight on Wednesday with Prince Charles.

The famous bear is the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s star attraction, but when the royals are in town, Hudson’s celebrity takes a bit of a backseat. Charles toured the zoo on the final day of his Canadian tour and fed Hudson using a pair of tongs.

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Prince Charles and Camilla Tour Winnipeg Aircraft Hangar

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.

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Prince Charles and Camilla Arrive in Winnipeg

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Prince Charles arrives at 17 Wing Winnipeg on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 and is welcomed by Manitoba Lt. Gov. Philip Lee. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in Winnipeg early Tuesday evening.

The royal couple landed at 17 Wing Winnipeg under a dreary, rainy sky shortly after 6 p.m. VIPs and other dignitaries greeted the couple as they made their way down the stairway from their aircraft each holding an umbrella.

Military personnel and other staff were among those on the tarmac. Premier Greg Selinger, Lt. Gov. Philip Lee and Mayor Sam Katz were also on hand for the welcoming arrival.

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Rare Footage Released of 1939 Royal Visit to Winnipeg

Rare never-before-seen footage of a Royal visit to Winnipeg in 1939 has been released by the University of Manitoba.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth travelled by train across the country when they arrived on May 24, 1939 to a greeting of an estimated 100,000 people. While staying overnight at Government House, the King also made his longest ever radio broadcast to the British Empire.

Two of the films show people preparing for the Queen and King to drive by, and related festivities. School groups of children are shown, including some from what appear to be Somerset School and Cecil Rhodes School, excitedly waiting to see the Royal couple.

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PM Harper in Winnipeg Wednesday to Join Royal Visit

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s last visit to Winnipeg in November 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be in Winnipeg on Wednesday to join the visiting royal family on their first full day in the city.

Harper, with wife Laureen, will be at Red River College’s Stevenson Campus with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Both Harper and Prince Charles will speak at the morning event, which is being touted as a meeting with young people to mark Aerospace and Aviation in Manitoba Day.

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