CFB TRENTON, Ont. — The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall began the second day of their royal tour Friday at a soggy CFB Trenton, where they greeted members of the military and honoured soldiers who died in Afghanistan.
Charles started the afternoon by taking in a search and rescue demonstration before he met families of the soldiers.
Camilla attended a separate event where she met with the Queen’s Own Rifles; she is Colonel-in-#Chief of the regiment. Royal visit: Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall in Canada Prince Charles shares a laugh while enjoying a cup of tea while meeting with veterans, beneficiaries and supporters of the Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur at CFB Trenton, Ont. on June 30, 2017. (Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS) Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, look on after arriving in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS) The couple then took part in a solemn commemoration service and wreath laying at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial located near the base.
Between 2001 and 2014, 158 members of the Canadian Armed Forces lost their lives in Afghanistan.
The couple also stopped to meet with local residents who lined a path near the memorial. Many held small Canadian flags in their hands.
Mackenzie Stribling met the royals with her three kids.
"I don’t even think I have words for it," she said in an interview. "It’s something I never thought I would do, especially with my children."
Patricia Hunt presented Camilla with a bouquet of flowers."I’m very excited to be here," she said, adding she wished her mother was alive to witness the moment.Charles and Camilla proceeded to the Wellington Farmer’s Market in Prince Edward County, Ont. where they were met with cheers and stopped to talk with hundreds of people lining the streets.They also stopped to chat with vendors and […]
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