Cornwall has no details of visit by namesake royals

Nigel Armstrong
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Britain's Prince Charles, left, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall are coming to P.E.I. next month. FILE PHOTO

It may be a great honour, a coup even, to get a visit to their namesake town by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, but the town remains in the dark on what to expect.

Prince Charles and Lady Camilla will visit P.E.I. May 19 and 20 with stops in Charlottetown, Bonshaw and Cornwall, the government of Canada announced on April 11. No other details were presented at that time.

"We don't know anything yet," said Cornwall Mayor Glenn (Barney) Fullerton in updating Cornwall town council at its monthly meeting last week. "We will await some direction, I assume through the Premier's office, to find out what our role will be, what we will be required to do and what we will be required to have.

"Until we are made aware, there is nothing we can share on that," said Fullerton.

Prince Charles, as eldest son of the reigning monarch, bears the title of His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. Through inheritance and the rules governing Commonwealth titles and heraldry, Prince Charles is also The Duke of Cornwall when he visits the South West of England where the region of Cornwall is located, with its administrative government located in Truro, the one city within that zone.

His second wife, Camilla, was given the title of Duchess of Cornwall when they married on April 9, 2005, to avoid conflict with the late Lady Diana, the first wife of Prince Charles who had carried the title Princess of Wales.


Organizations: Cornwall town council, His Royal Highness

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Bonshaw, Canada South Wales

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Recent comments

  • Clive Cudmore
    April 22, 2014 - 08:31

    Keep the busses running and treat the Duke and Duchess to a trolley ride.

  • Mike
    April 22, 2014 - 08:10

    With the recent cuts to transit, I hope if the Royal visit does happen, that there is no cost to the town for it!

  • Remember
    April 21, 2014 - 18:03

    Remember, Cornwall, we pay for royal visits. Should they show up in Cornwall, the province will likely want you to pay your share of the $$. If the royal visits weren't paid for by the places they do visit, & the royals had to pay themselves, you'd see neither hide nor hair of them.

  • johnthames
    April 21, 2014 - 16:24

    Cringe worthy that's for certain. Provincial officials should do everything possible to discourage a visit, no offence to Cornwall residents, but even they would agree this proposal is farcical at best, and should not be allowed to go forward.