Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that the Government of Canada will make two charitable donations on behalf of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in celebration of their tour of Canada. Donations will be made to The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur program and the RCMP Foundation. The announcement was made at the RCMP Depot Division Drill Hall in Regina, Saskatchewan as part of the Royal Tour.
“Canada and the Royal Family have a close and enduring relationship that is founded on history and tradition,” said the Prime Minister. “Canada is honoured to be hosting The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as part of Canadian Diamond Jubilee celebrations. We are especially pleased to contribute to these initiatives on behalf of Their Royal Highnesses, who support a wide range of charitable causes.”
During the tour, the Prime Minister also announced the appointment of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales as Honorary Commissioner of the RCMP. The Queen as Sovereign becomes Commissioner-in-Chief.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are touring Canada from May 20-23, 2012, in honour of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. This is the 16th time His Royal Highness has visited Canada, and the second visit by Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall.