Prince Charles and Camilla kicked off their 3-day tour in St. John’s today before they travel to Ottawa and the Northwest Territories. During the tour, the couple will be looking to address environmental issues. Charles plans to meet with local experts to discuss the impact of climate change in the Northwest Territories and Indigenous-led efforts to address it.
This is the couples first visit to Canada in five years. Many wonder how much time Canadians spend thinking about the monarchy. Nathan Tidridge, vice-president of the Institute for the Study of the Crown in Canada said “Honestly, I don’t think they give it much of a thought,”
He explained that “at moments like a royal visit or the Platinum Jubilee, I think it kind of bubbles to the surface. But typically, It’s kind of a perineal conversation: Do We Need the Institution? … It’s these kinds of markers that happen that cause people to reflect,”
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