TORONTO - Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will spend most of the day in Toronto, where they arrived Monday night just in time to catch the Victoria Day fireworks.
The royal couple watched the show at Ashbridges Bay with Premier Dalton McGuinty, his wife Terri, as well as Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Coun. Doug Ford.
Joining them were scores of emergency services personnel and their families, who were invited as a gesture of thanks for their commitment to the community.
Charles and Camilla applauded at the final burst of fireworks, then made their way back to a boat.
They'll start today at the Ontario legislature for the Lieutenant-Governor's Diamond Jubilee Medal ceremony.
The couple will then split up to visit two Toronto landmarks — Charles will head to Ryerson University and Camilla will tour the Moss Park Armoury before both board a flight to Regina at the end of the day.
The royal couple kicked off their Canadian tour Monday in New Brunswick. Under sunny skies, Charles and Camilla were given a 21-gun salute and welcomed by Gov. Gen. David Johnston, federal Heritage Minister James Moore and Premier David Alward.
Among the many events to kick off Charles’s 16th visit to Canada was a stop at CFB Gagetown, where he flew as a naval helicopter pilot in the 1970s.
Charles and Camilla later travelled to Saint John, where they walked along Prince William Street shaking hands and speaking with hundreds of people along the way amid a constant flutter of camera shutters.
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