Ottawa – The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will highlight the achievements of Canadian heroes—those who serve in the military or at home in their communities—during their Royal Tour of Canada (November 10 and 11).
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will meet a broad range of Canadians during the two-day Tour. She will acknowledge and honour the service of our military and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, highlight the achievements of Canadian youth, and pay tribute to those who are improving the lives of children and of people with disabilities.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will address Canadians on November 10 at the official welcome to Canada ceremony. The Princess Royal will also read a message from Her Majesty The Queen at the Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11.
Highlights of the Tour
- L’Arche: meeting with representatives of L’Arche, an organization founded by Jean Vanier that advocates for people with intellectual disabilities
- Battlefield of Crysler’s Farm: visiting Crysler’s Farm, site of a key battle in the War of 1812 (solo visit by Vice Admiral Laurence)
- British High Commission: unveiling a plaque for Canadians who were awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War
- Canadian Police College: presenting long-service awards to members of the RCMP
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: presenting these special awards to deserving Canadian young people
- National Military Cemetery: honouring Canadian serving men and women by placing a wreath at the National Military Cemetery
- National Remembrance Day Ceremony: joining Canadians in remembering those who gave their lives for Canada
- Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre: listening to drumming and singing in Inuktitut by the children, parents and volunteers of the Centre
- Royal Canadian Hussars: meeting the regiment for the first time since The Princess Royal became Colonel-in-Chief
- Save the Children: meeting staff, parents and young people at the Canadian chapter of Save the Children (Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has been President of Save the Children since 1970.)
- Tree planting: following the Canadian tradition of planting a tree on the grounds of Rideau Hall
- Wesley Clover Parks: touring Wesley Clover Parks and meeting with members of the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association, of which Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal is patron
“Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal joins us on Remembrance Day during this special year, when we mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War. As we remember the heroes who served, Her Royal Highness also acknowledges the selfless work of those everyday heroes who contribute to their communities.”
—The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
(Department of Canadian Heritage)