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Royal tribute to Canada's war dead

By Tony Jones

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have paid tribute to the scores of Canadian military who died while on operations in Afghanistan.

Charles and Camilla laid a floral tribute at a national memorial in Trenton near Toronto in honour of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice fighting in the conflict.

The royal couple, who are on a three-day tour of Canada, laid a wreath in the shape of the Prince of Wales's feathers with a note, hand written by the heir to the throne, which said 'In Grateful Remembrance'.

Earlier at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, the Duchess met officers and soldiers from the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, a unit she supports as their honorary colonel-in-chief. Warrant officer Adam de Bartok, who completed a number of tours of Afghanistan, chatted to Camilla with his wife Cassandra.

He said: "I think she understood, she's from a military family."

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