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Prince Charles’s 10 Most Memorable Royal Visits to Canada

Reader's Digest Canada Logo By Carolyn Harris, readersdigest.ca of Reader's Digest Canada | Slide 1 of 11: This year, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, marking the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne. The record-setting achievement has sparked discussion—and debate—about the future of the monarchy in Canada, and a renewed focus on the next generation of the royal family. The Queen’s 73-year-old son, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales has been heir to the throne since the age of three and has visited Canada 18 times in the past 52 years, meeting Canadians from all walks of life. Here is a look back at Prince Charles’s most memorable royal visits to Canada, from the height of the Cold War in 1970 to the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation in 2017.

A History of Prince Charles in Canada

This year, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, marking the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne. The record-setting achievement has sparked discussion—and debate—about the future of the monarchy in Canada, and a renewed focus on the next generation of the royal family.

The Queen’s 73-year-old son, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales has been heir to the throne since the age of three and has visited Canada 18 times in the past 52 years, meeting Canadians from all walks of life. Here is a look back at Prince Charles’s most memorable royal visits to Canada, from the height of the Cold War in 1970 to the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation in 2017.

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