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Yellowknife 2022 Royal Tour of Canada dates confirmed

Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall land in Yellowknife May 19
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will arrive in Yellowknife on May 19. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are set to begin a three-day tour of Canada this week that will focus on Indigenous reconciliation and climate change — and on connecting with a Canadian public that is increasingly skeptical of the monarchy. Hannah McKay/Pool Photo via AP

The Prince Charles and wife Camilla have arrived in Canada and will land in Yellowknife Thursday morning, organizers have confirmed.

The royal couple will travel to Dettah where they will be greeted by first nations leaders and take part in a drumming circle and fire-feeding ceremony, which is open to the public.

Prince Charles will then connect with local Elders and chiefs while Camilla visits Kaw Tay Whee School.

The heir to the British throne will then meet with Canadian Rangers members at Fred Henne Territorial Park to mark the 75th anniversary of the organization.

A walk next to the Dettah ice road will follow, where Prince Charles will speak with local climate change experts about its impacts in the NWT and the importance of Indigenous-led mitigation efforts.

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cornwall will visit a YWCA transitional housing centre for women and their children in need of a safe, affordable place to call home.

The couple will then join local food producers Fishy People, My African Kitchen in YK, Bush Order Provisions and Laughing Lichen at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to discuss the innovations they’ve made to produce food in Northern Canada.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will then take part in a conversation about the history and legacy of Treaty 11 in the NWT.

Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT will then demonstrate traditional Inuit sports for the couple, who will also learn about traditional Indigenous crafts.

Finally, the royal visitors will join Yellowknifers in a celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration at the city’s Platinum Jubilee Garden.

Yellowknifer will be there for it all — watch our social media channels for live coverage, May 19.