14 December 2011
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today welcomed the announcement by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada that Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have accepted the invitation of the Government of Canada to undertake a Royal Tour of Canada in May 2012. The Tour will mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada and will include stops in New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan.
“The Diamond Jubilee is one of many anniversaries that are bringing Canadians together to celebrate our rich history and bright future,” said Prime Minister Harper. “The Tour by Their Royal Highnesses will help Canadians mark this historic anniversary while highlighting the selfless devotion of thousands of Canadians who have made significant contributions to their communities and our country.”
A detailed itinerary of the Royal Tour will be released at a later date.