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Royals take in indigenous culture

Canada's First Nations people are to be celebrated when the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall meet students from the country's indigenous communities.

The royal couple will visit the First Nations University of Canada in Regina which offers young people the unique opportunity to study in an environment that supports their cultures, languages, and values.

Charles and Camilla will also take in a musical performance by a Canadian Aboriginal drum group before taking part in a discussion with First Nations and Metis representatives.

Their visit to Regina, in the wilderness province of Saskatchewan, is the final leg of their four-day Diamond Jubilee tour, which has already taken them to Toronto and Saint John in New Brunswick.

The Prince and Duchess' day will begin with an official welcoming ceremony to the province at the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly Building.

A theme of the visit is service and Charles will present Diamond Jubilee medals to those who have given outstanding service to their communities or the nation.

The Prince will also hold private meetings with Canada's prime minister Stephen Harper and the governor general, David Johnston, the Queen's representative in the Commonwealth country.

Their final engagement will see the royal couple as guests of honour at a Diamond Jubilee concert performance by the Regina Symphony Orchestra, which has Charles as its patron.


From Belfast Telegraph