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Charles and Camilla have Winnipeg on May itinerary

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Mark your calendars royal watchers -- Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, will be in Winnipeg May 20 and 21.

Premier Greg Selinger confirmed the dates in a statement Friday.

Prince Charles last visited the province in 1996 and this is the Duchess of Cornwall's first visit to Manitoba.

"It will be my honour, on behalf of all Manitobans, to welcome the Prince of Wales back to our province and, for the first time, to welcome the Duchess of Cornwall," Selinger said.

"Our relationship with the Royal Family is a long and proud one. We are delighted that Their Royal Highnesses have decided to include our province in their next visit to Canada and we look forward to showcasing some of the best things Manitoba has to offer."

Charles and Camilla will likely visit the almost-completed Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The national museum is to open in September.

A detailed itinerary will be released closer to the beginning of the royal visit.

The royal couple will also visit Nova Scotia May 18 and 19 and Prince Edward Island May 19 and 20 as part of their Canadian tour.

The tour was announced by Gov. Gen. David Johnston in January.

It's commonly thought Queen Elizabeth II, who was born in 1926, no longer travels internationally, with her responsibilities picked up by other family members, including her son, Prince Charles. The Queen last visited the province in 2010.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 12, 2014 B4

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