Prince Charles and wife Camilla

Prince Charles and wife Camilla

Britain's Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla are set to tour Canada this year.

The royal couple have accepted an invitation from the Canadian government and will stop off in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba during the trip in May.

The prince and duchess last visited the Commonwealth country in 2012, as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The country's authorities will be organising the visit and David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada, wrote about the news on Twitter, saying he and wife Sharon were looking forward to greeting the royal pair.

He tweeted: "Sharon and I are looking forward to seeing them once again, as they spend some time here in Canada."

A statement from his office also read: "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 in May 2014, which will include stops in Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island."

Details of the tour's itinerary and how long the trip is likely to be will be released in coming weeks.

For more than 60 years, Queen Elizabeth has participated in many royal tours of Canada and the country welcomed the Prince of Wales and Duchess Catherine in 2011.

It was their first royal visit after their wedding on April 29.

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