Charles and Camilla Honour Canadian Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan
On the second day of their visit to Canada, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Ontario where they paid their respects to the 158 Canadian military personnel who died during the country’s involvement in the Afghan war.
The couple laid wreaths at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial in Trenton. They also spent time at 8 Wing-Canadian Forces Base Trenton, meeting with members of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Prince of Wales then met with veterans who have benefited from the Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur initiative, which provides “education, training and resources” to military veterans so they can enter the business field.
The Duchess meanwhile spent time with her regiments, The Queen’s Own Rifles, which she was made Colonel-in-Chief of in 2014.
In the afternoon, Charles and Camilla headed to Prince Edward County for a visit to Wellington Farmer’s Market, before stopping in at Norman Hardie Winery. Here, the Duchess met a Green Jackets veteran, Edward Rose, who told her how he was a prisoner of war with her father, the late Major Bruce Shand, at the end of the Second World War.
Tomorrow, the couple will complete their visit in Ottawa and Gatineau for official Canada Day celebrations that are this year doubling as the country’s 150th anniversary.Filed under The United Kingdom
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