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Charles, Camilla to visit Canada for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee

12-15-2011 13:29 BJT

OTTAWA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit Canada next summer as part of the royal family's world tour to mark Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne of Britain and her former colonies.

Canada's Governor General David Johnston made the announcement Wednesday.

"Members of the royal family will travel overseas representing the Queen throughout the Diamond Jubilee year, visiting every Realm as well as undertaking visits to Commonwealth countries, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories," a palace spokesman said in a statement.

Canadian officials could not provide details of the tour, except saying the couple would visit central and western Canada.

Traditionally, royal tours to Canada are held in late June and early July so royal visitors can attend the Canada Day national holiday celebrations in Ottawa on July 1. Canada has already announced the striking of a special jubilee medal and plans to spend about 7 million dollars on national and community celebrations.

Heir-to-the-throne Charles and Camilla, who married in 2005, last visited Canada in 2009, spending about 10 days in the country.

The couple will also visit Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.

Prince William and his wife Kate, who travelled across Canada last summer, will tour Malaysia, Singapore, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

The queen, 85, and her husband Prince Philip, 90, will remain in Britain but will travel as widely as possible throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Prince Harry, William's younger brother, will meanwhile make his first solo trip overseas on behalf of the queen, touring Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas.

The queen's second son Prince Andrew will visit India, her daughter Princess Anne will visit Mozambique and Zambia, and her youngest son Prince Edward and his wife Sophie will visit the Caribbean.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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