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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II laughs while visiting the Pikemen and Musketeers of the Honorable Artillery Company, in London, Wednesday May 12, 2010. The Regiment, the oldest in the British Army, furnishes Guards of Honour for members of the Royal Family and for visiting Heads of State. Membership of the Pikemen and Musketeers - who wear uniforms of the period of King Charles I - is voluntary and unpaid.(AP Photo/Geoff Pugh, pool) (Geoff Pugh)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II laughs while visiting the Pikemen and Musketeers of the Honorable Artillery Company, in London, Wednesday May 12, 2010. The Regiment, the oldest in the British Army, furnishes Guards of Honour for members of the Royal Family and for visiting Heads of State. Membership of the Pikemen and Musketeers - who wear uniforms of the period of King Charles I - is voluntary and unpaid.(AP Photo/Geoff Pugh, pool) (Geoff Pugh)

Royal tour to hit five Canadian cities Add to ...

The Prime Minister's Office says the Queen and Prince Philip will visit five cities in June and July and be in Ottawa for Canada Day.

The nine-day visit, the Queen's 22nd official tour, begins in Halifax on June 28 and ends with a three-day stop July 3-6 in Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont.

In between, the royal couple will spend June 30 to July 3 in Ottawa before flying for a brief stop in Winnipeg.

The Queen's last visit was in 2005, when she toured Saskatchewan and Alberta on the centennial of their entry into Confederation.

The itinerary for this tour is still being finalized.

The Queen's first formal Canadian visit was in 1957.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla toured Canada last November, while Prince Edward and Princess Anne made separate visits in March and April.

 

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