Prince Charles

Prince Charles

Britain's Prince Charles began his tour of Canada yesterday (18.05.14).

The Prince of Wales arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia yesterday evening (18.05.14) with his wife the Duchess of Cornwall for the first leg of their four-day tour.

The whirlwind tour, which marks the couple's third visit to Canada since 2009 and Charles' 17th trip to the country, will also include stops in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Charlottetown and Bonshaw on Prince Edward Island, Cornwall and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The Canadian secretary to the Queen, Kevin MacLeod, said of the visit: "There's a great deal of excitement and expectation about this royal tour."

Charles and Camilla were met by dignitaries as they touched down at Halifax's Stanfield International Airport, marking the heir to the throne's first visit to the province since 1983 and the Duchess of Cornwall's first ever.

The couple are expected to receive their official welcome to Canada today (19.05.14) near the cenotaph outside of Halifax City Hall, where Charles will make the first of his four planned speeches.

He is then scheduled for a visit to the city's Public Gardens, where he will plant an English oak tree - a tradition that his grandfather King George VI started 75 years ago.