The 2022 Royal Tour itinerary
Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will tour Canada from May 17 to 19, 2022.
Their Royal Highnesses will visit:
- St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador on May 17
- Canada’s Capital Region on May 18
- Yellowknife and Dettah, Northwest Territories on May 19
Program is subject to change.
Tuesday, May 17 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
13:30 - Administrative arrival to Canada
Their Royal Highnesses arrive in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, for the 2022 Royal Tour to Canada and are greeted by dignitaries. This is the 19th tour to Canada for His Royal Highness and the 5th for Her Royal Highness.
13:55 - Official Welcome Ceremony to Canada at Confederation Building
Their Royal Highnesses are officially welcomed to Canada and to Newfoundland and Labrador, in the presence of Indigenous Leaders at Confederation Building, which houses the Legislative Assembly of the province.
The public ceremony will feature military honours including the breaking of the personal flag of His Royal Highness for use in Canada and an inspection of the guard of honour. It will also feature a prayer in Inuktitut and Mi’Kmaq music, as well as lively performances showcasing the province’s rich tradition of song and story. The event will also include official addresses by dignitaries and His Royal Highness. Additionally, Their Royal Highnesses will sign the Government of Canada Golden Book and the Newfoundland and Labrador Guestbook.
14:50 - Visit to Government House
Their Royal Highnesses will visit Government House, the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, Her Honour The Honourable Judy M. Foote, to participate in various events.
Their Royal Highnesses will first take part in a solemn moment of reflection and prayer at the Heart Garden with Indigenous Leaders and community members in the spirit of Reconciliation. Heart Gardens are in memory of all Indigenous children who were lost to the residential school system, in recognition of those who survived, and the families of both.
His Royal Highness will then meet with representatives of Campaign for Wool Canada, launched in Canada during Their Royal Highnesses’ 2014 Royal Tour, and engage with a knitting circle of longtime NONIA knitters, a century-old non-profit organization with historical ties to Government House, to discuss Canada’s wool industry through Newfoundland and Labrador artistry.
Joined by community members, Their Royal Highnesses will unveil a bronze marker at the start of the new Commonwealth Walkway on the grounds of Government House, a Platinum Jubilee commemorative project.
15:50 - Visit to Quidi Vidi Village
Their Royal Highnesses will wrap up their first day in Canada at the picturesque Quidi Vidi Village, a fishing village located in the east end of St. John’s.
They will visit the Quidi Vidi Village Artisan Studios, an arts-based business incubator which assists emerging craftspeople and provides guidance in turning their handmade products into a sustainable business. There they will meet with talented makers and participate in a collective work of rug-hooking, a traditional craft of Atlantic Canada which reuses old clothing and textile.
During a walkabout of The Wharf, Their Royal Highnesses will then have a chance to enjoy local entertainment and to stop and chat with local vendors and members of the community.
Finally, they will visit Quidi Vidi Brewery, a local micro-brewery that brews, among other styles, a unique beer made from 20,000-year-old water harvested from icebergs which migrate seasonally to Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition to learning about this unique brewing process, Their Royal Highnesses will meet with representatives of Newfoundland and Labrador’s emerging culinary and food scene.
Farewells and administrative departure from Newfoundland and Labrador
Their Royal Highnesses depart St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador for Ottawa, Ontario.
Administrative arrival in Canada’s Capital Region
Their Royal Highnesses arrive in Ottawa, Ontario and are welcomed by dignitaries.
Wednesday, May 18 – Canada’s Capital Region
Order of Military Merit Investiture Ceremony
His Royal Highness will be invested as an Extraordinary Commander of the Order of Military Merit by the Governor General of Canada, accompanied by the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff. This ceremony at Rideau Hall will also mark the 50th anniversary of the Order of Military Merit, created in 1972 to recognize distinctive merit and exceptional service by the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces.
10:50 - National War Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony
To honour Canadian veterans and active service members, Their Royal Highnesses will participate in a ceremony at the National War Memorial which will include a bugle performance of the Last Post followed by one minute of silence and the Rouse; a piper playing the Lament, and the laying of a wreath and bouquet by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Meeting with the Ukrainian community at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa
Their Royal Highnesses will meet with members and organizations from the Canadian Ukrainian community to learn about their stories and Canada’s efforts to support the people of Ukraine. Their Royal Highnesses will take part in a traditional prayer service, learn about Ukrainian culture and speak with representatives from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.
Visit of Assumption Elementary School in Vanier
Their Royal Highnesses will visit Assumption Elementary School to engage with children, parents and teachers. Her Royal Highness will speak with students about their favourite books with a focus on the importance of literacy. His Royal Highness will engage with parents of students, many of whom are new arrivals to Canada. His Royal Highness will also speak with organizations that provide support services to newcomers in both official languages.
Visit of the RCMP Musical Ride
Their Royal Highnesses will visit the home of the world-famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride to meet the riders, walk through the stables and watch a special performance of the Ride. His Royal Highness was appointed Honorary Commissioner of the RCMP in 2012.
Birds Foundation Meeting
His Royal Highness will meet with young women who have settled in Canada after fleeing the recent conflict in Afghanistan, as well as representatives of the 30 Birds Foundation program that aided their resettlement.
Discussion on employment and sustainability with Prince's Trust Canada program participants
Prince’s Trust Canada will highlight its skill development and employment programs which support veterans and young people to explore, prepare for and gain access to purposeful green jobs for a sustainable world. His Royal Highness will meet program participants including veterans who have started their own businesses, young people who have overcome barriers to secure employment, and partners who make the impact possible.
Bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Canada
His Royal Highness will meet with The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, at Rideau Hall.
Discussion on sustainable finance in combating climate change and building a net-zero economy
His Royal Highness will have a dialogue with Canadian stakeholders on the importance of sustainable finance in combating climate change and building a net-zero economy. The dialogue will take stock of progress to date and exchange views on opportunities to grow sustainable finance in Canada and internationally.
Bilateral meeting with the Governor General of Canada
His Royal Highness will meet with Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall.
Platinum Jubilee reception at Rideau Hall
Their Royal Highnesses will attend a special evening reception at Rideau Hall, hosted by the Governor General of Canada, to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee and bring together Canadians from various backgrounds who, like Her Majesty, have dedicated their lives to serving their communities.
Thursday, May 19 – Yellowknife and Dettah, Northwest Territories
Farewells and administrative departure from Canada’s Capital Region
Their Royal Highnesses will be bid farewell by dignitaries and will depart Ottawa, Ontario, for Yellowknife and Dettah, Northwest Territories.
Administrative arrival in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Their Royal Highnesses arrive in Yellowknife for their last day of the 2022 Royal Tour and are welcomed by dignitaries.
14:35 - Visit to Yellowknives Dene First Nation Community in Dettah
Their Royal Highnesses will visit Dettah, a thriving Dene First Nation community, located 25 km from Yellowknife, to take part in various community events and experience local culture and traditions. This will include a welcome from Indigenous leaders from across the Northwest Territories, an opening prayer, a drumming circle and a feeding the fire ceremony.
His Royal Highness will also participate in a discussion with local Chiefs and Elders, while Her Royal Highness visits Kaw Tay Whee School to learn about the school’s culturally responsive programming and its efforts to preserve their language.
Celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Canadian Rangers
At Fred Henne Territorial Park, His Royal Highness will meet with members of the Canadian Rangers to mark the organization’s 75th anniversary, witness demonstrations and be appointed an Honorary Canadian Ranger.
Visit to a transitional housing centre
Her Royal Highness will visit a YWCA transitional housing centre for women and their children that offers a stable, safe and affordable place to call home.
Discussion with climate change experts at Dettah Ice Road
During a walk next to the Dettah Ice Road, Her Royal Highness will meet with local experts to discuss the impact of climate change in the Northwest Territories and the importance of Indigenous-led initiatives to address these challenges.
Visit of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
At the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, His Royal Highness will meet with local food producers exploring innovative ways to face environmental challenges in the food production sector in Northern Canada and to discuss entrepreneurship in the context of the pandemic.
His Royal Highness will also take part in a discussion on Treaty 11, its history and its legacy in the Northwest Territories, as well as observe a demonstration of traditional Inuit sports. Her Royal Highness will learn about traditional crafts from local Indigenous artisans.
18:05 - Platinum Jubilee Celebration at the Ceremonial Circle
Their Royal Highnesses will proceed to the Ceremonial Circle for a Platinum Jubilee Celebration, including a raising of the Canadian Platinum Jubilee flag, a presentation of various plants and flowers – and their symbolism – that will be included in the Northwest Territories’ Platinum Jubilee Garden, and the unveiling of a plaque.
18:45 – Official Departure from Canada
Their Royal Highnesses are bid farewell by dignitaries. They are honoured with a Departure Guard.
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