Prince Charles reflected on Canada's contribution to the Second World War today before he and his wife Camilla went on a royal walkabout among hundreds of people in Halifax.
The city is their first stop in a tour of three provincial capitals that will also see them travel to P-E-I and Manitoba.
People were bundled up against chilly weather and a light mist hung over the square in front of city hall where the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were officially welcomed.
In his first speech of the tour, Charles reflected on Canada's contribution of 500-thousand military personnel to the liberation of Europe as preparations are underway to mark the 75th anniversary of the war's start.
The royal couple flew to Pictou, Nova Scotia, this afternoon for a celebration of the area's Celtic heritage.
The prince and duchess have a full day of events in Charlottetown tomorrow and in Winnipeg on Wednesday.
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