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In 2005, the City of Charlottetown received the Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership in recognition of its exemplary commitment to protecting, enhancing and celebrating its heritage buildings and historic districts.
The City of Charlottetown will fly the royal colour purple with its Prince of Wales Prize Flag beginning Thursday to welcome the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will arrive in Charlottetown on Victoria Day, May 19.
The Prince of Wales Prize Flag will be flown for the duration of their visit as a sign of welcome and respect from the city.
In 2005, the City of Charlottetown received the Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership "in recognition of its exemplary commitment to protecting, enhancing and celebrating its heritage buildings and historic districts," says the Charlottetown web site.
"We are looking forward to the visit from their Royal Highnesses, especially as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birthplace of Confederation and the 1864 Charlottetown Conference," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "I've said before that 2014 will be a year filled with historical moments as our city celebrates its history and our nation's shared sense of Canadian heritage."
A free evening of family activities for the royal visit is taking place at Province House on Monday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. There will be multicultural, theatrical and musical entertainment, as well as hot dogs and ice cream. Tim Chaisson and Band, Catherine MacLellan, Patrick Ledwell, Wade Lynch, Paper Lions and The Meds are performing. There will be fireworks over the Charlottetown Harbour at 9 p.m.
A full itinerary for the visit can be found at: www.gov.pe.ca/royaltour.