Friday 23 May 2014

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan awaits the Pope

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


Saturday, 24 May 2014
08:15 Departure from Rome's Fiumicino airport for Amman
13:00 Arrival at the Amman Queen Alia International Airport
13:45 Welcoming ceremony in the Al-Husseini Royal Palace in Amman
Courtesy visit to Their Majesties the King and Queen of Jordan
14:20 Meeting with the Authorities of the Kingdom of Jordan Address of the Holy Father
16:00 Holy Mass at the Amman International Stadium Homily of the Holy Father
19:00 Visit to the Baptismal Site at Bethany beyond the Jordan
19:15 Meeting with refugees and young people with disabilities in the Latin Church in Bethany beyond the Jordan Address of the Holy Father

Sunday, 25 May 2014
08:15 Farewell from Jordan at the Amman Queen Alia International Airport
08:30 Departure by helicopter for Bethlehem from the Amman Queen Alia International Airport
09:20 Arrival at the Bethlehem Heliport
09:30 Welcoming ceremony in the Presidential Palace in Bethlehem
Courtesy visit to the President of the State of Palestine
Meeting with Palestinian Authorities
Address of the Holy Father
11:00 Holy Mass in Manger Square in Bethlehem Homily of the Holy Father
Regina Coeli Prayer Address of the Holy Father
13:30 Lunch with Palestinian families in the Franciscan Convent of Casa Nova in Bethlehem
15:00 Private visit to the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem
15:20 Greeting of the children from the Dheisheh, Aida and Beit Jibrin refugee camps in the Phoenix Center of the Dheisheh refugee camp
15:45 Farewell from the State of Palestine at the Bethlehem Heliport
16:00 Departure by helicopter from the Bethlehem Heliport for the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport
16:30 Welcoming ceremony at the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport Address of the Holy Father
17:15 Transfer by helicopter to Jerusalem
17:45 Arrival at the Jerusalem Helipad on Mount Scopus
18:15 Private Meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople at the Apostolic Delegation of Jerusalem Signing of a joint declaration
19:00 Ecumenical Celebration on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras  in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre Address of the Holy Father
20:15 Dinner with the Patriarchs, Bishops and the Papal Entourage at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Monday, 26 May 2014
08:15 Visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in the building of the Great Council on the Esplanade of the Mosques Address of the Holy Father
09:10 Visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem
09:45 Laying of a wreath at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem
10:00 Visit to the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem Address of the Holy Father
10:45 Courtesy visit to the two chief rabbis of Israel at Heichal Shlomo Center in Jerusalem, next to the Jerusalem Great Synagogue Address of the Holy Father
11:45 Courtesy visit to the President of the State of Israel in the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem Address of the Holy Father
13:00 Private audience with the Prime Minister of Israel at Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem
13:30 Lunch with the Papal Entourage at Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem
15:30 Private visit to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in the building next to the Orthodox Church of Viri Galileai on the Mount of Olives
16:00 Meeting with priests, religious and seminarians in the Church of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives Address of the Holy Father
17:20 Holy Mass with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land and the Papal Entourage in the room of the Cenacle in Jerusalem Homily of the Holy Father
19:30 Transfer from the helipad of Mount Scopus in Jerusalem to the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport
20:00 Farewell from the State of Israel at the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport
20:15 Departure from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv for Rome's Ciampino Airport
23:00 Arrival at Ciampino Airport in Rome

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla in Canada: Itinerary for the 2014 Royal Tour

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit three provinces and six communities during their four day visit:

Halifax and Pictou County in Nova Scotia (May 18 and 19)

Charlottetown, Bonshaw, and Cornwall in Prince Edward Island (May 19 and 20)

Winnipeg in Manitoba (May 20 and 21)

Objectives for the Events on the 2014 Royal Tour

Sunday, May 18, 2014



To welcome the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Nova Scotia. His Royal Highness last visited the province in 1983. This will be the first visit by Her Royal Highness.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Welcome to Canada - Grand Parade, Halifax


To officially welcome Their Royal Highnesses to Canada and Nova Scotia and allow them to be welcomed by Canadians. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have visited Canada together on two previous occasions, in May 2012 and in November 2009. The Prince has visited Canada on 16 previous occasions.

To honour Canadian military service by laying a wreath at the cenotaph (100th anniversary of the Great War and 75th anniversary of the World War II).

To provide His Royal Highness with the opportunity to address Canadians.

Halifax and Region, Military Family Ressource Centre


To highlight the outstanding programs and services of the Military Family Resource Centre, which works to promote the health and social well-being of individuals, families and communities who share the unique experience of military life.

To highlight the ongoing role of our service men and women and support given by their families to them.

To showcase the excellent work being done by the Military Family Resource Centre’s “Entrepreneurs Club” and demonstrate the synergies between this and The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur, a program run by the Prince’s Charities Canada.

Halifax Seaport, Farmer's Market


To tour this state-of-the-art market, which was built green because of the farmers and Cooperative members’ commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.

To introduce Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to the local farmers, vendors and artisans who have been making the Seaport Farmers’ Market a success since 1750.

Halifax, Public Gardens


To tour the classical Victorian Garden and to acknowledge it as a gem in the life of the city and all its citizens.
To commemorate the 2014 Tour of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall by planting a tree adjacent to the oak tree planted by King George VI in June 1939.

To recognize the efforts of volunteers and partners who have helped maintain and restore this Halifax landmark.

Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21


To pay tribute and honour the War Brides and World War II veterans in Nova Scotia for whom Pier 21 remains an important part of their past (as the primary departure point for almost half a million Canadian military personnel during World War II).

To showcase Canada’s National Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, which welcomed approximately one million immigrants to Canada between 1928 and 1971.

Alice Housing, (Northbrook Community Centre)


To celebrate, acknowledge and cast a light on the success of the programs and support that Alice Housing provides for women and families.

To recognize the outstanding contributions of community partners and volunteers to Alice Housing.
To meet and interact with some of the families who have benefitted from the programs and services of Alice Housing.

Arrival Trenton Airport, Pictou County, Nova Scotia


To welcome the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Pictou County, Nova Scotia.

The Hector Heritage Quay: A celebration of Celtic Heritage


To highlight the Celtic culture of Pictou County and Nova Scotia. The arrival of Scottish immigrants in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to the county. ultimately contributed to early nation building in Nova Scotia and Canada.

To acknowledge past, present and future contributions of Scottish Canadians in broad and oftentimes colourful ways.

To introduce Their Royal Highnesses to local farmers, artisans and entertainers.

Departure Trenton Airport


To thank Their Royal Highnesses for visiting Nova Scotia.

To formally bid farewell to Their Royal Highnesses as they depart from Nova Scotia and embark on their journey to Prince Edward Island as part of their tour of Canada.

Arrival at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


To welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Charlottetown—the Birthplace of Confederation. His Royal Highness last visited in 1983. This will be Her Royal Highness’s first visit.

Victoria Day Celebration


To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, which paved the way to Canadian Confederation.

To celebrate Victoria Day with Canadians and to commemorate the past through multicultural musical and theatrical performances, showcasing the artistic talent of Prince Edward Island and Canada, and to celebrate the future by highlighting the cultural vitality of our communities.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Province House, Youth Parliament


To celebrate the important role that Province House, the second oldest active legislature building in Canada, had in the Charlottetown Conference, which paved the way to the creation of our great nation.

To recognize the positive contributions Canadian young people are making towards strengthening Canada and to encourage more young people to consider their role/responsibility in the future building of our country.

To encourage all Island young people to continue to work diligently to attain their goals and aspirations in the future building of our country.

Holland College, Prince of Wales Campus


To showcase one of Prince Edward Island’s renowned educational institutions, known for its innovative and industry-driven courses for students who enjoy hands-on learning.

To highlight Holland College’s role in supporting sustainable urban development and preserving the heritage of Prince Edward Island – both issues are of personal interest to His Royal Highness (including by highlighting the environmental sustainability of the Centre for Applied Science Technology (CAST) building).

To allow His Royal Highness to interact with industry leaders and students as they highlight the achievements of students, as well as the unique and innovative projects offered through Holland College programs.

To officially unveil new signage for the Prince of Wales Campus.

Prince Edward Home


To showcase Canadian achievement at Prince Edward Island’s cutting-edge long-term care facility for seniors, divided into “neighborhoods” to provide a homelike environment.

To allow Her Royal Highness to meet with residents, staff and volunteers who provide compassionate services to seniors and Islanders with complex care needs.

To showcase the various medical interventions and social activities offered at the home, such as pet and art therapy and reading programs.

Canadian Institute of Forestry Meeting


To introduce HRH to Jocelyn Teron, the 2013 inaugural winner of the Prince of Wales Award, as well as board members and staff of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, which administers the prize. The discussion will also touch on current and developing partnerships between the CIF and The Duchy of Cornwall.

Bonshaw Provincial Park


To highlight Prince Edward Island’s natural beauty at the Island’s largest provincial park, which promotes healthy active living, interacting with nature and conserving natural resources. His Royal Highness will meet with Earth Rangers and walk along a trail system that will be named after Their Royal Highnesses.

To showcase the skills and accomplishments of Prince Edward Island’s Olympic, Paralympic and Canada Games athletes (benefits of recreational activity and sports).

To recognize the work of the Atlantic Salmon Federation and the Bonshaw Park Advisory Committee in the creation of the new wilderness park.

Cornwall United Church


To honour the achievements of Island seniors who enrich Prince Edward Island communities, including women’s organizations, veterans, community groups and volunteers.

To hear a performance by a choir made up of singers from local churches.

To highlight the work of Island groups as Their Royal Highnesses visit displays by the Women’s Institute, the Military Museum, the Pony Club, and the Scouts and Guides of P.E.I.

To honour rural P.E.I. and meet with Island children from Early Years Centres and after school programs.

Immanuel Christian School


The Duchess of Cornwall will meet with students and staff at the school, following a request from the children for a royal visit.

Departure from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


To thank Their Royal Highnesses for visiting Prince Edward Island and joining with Islanders in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference.

To formally bid farewell to Their Royal Highnesses as they depart from Prince Edward Island and embark on their journey to Manitoba as part of their tour of Canada.

Arrival to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian Forces Base


To welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Winnipeg, Manitoba. His Royal Highness last visited in 1996. This will be Her Royal Highness’s first visit.

Government House Reception


To host a reception honouring Their Royal Highnesses and offer an opportunity to interact with notable Manitobans and other Canadians and to highlight excellence across society in a vast range of endeavours, recognizing those who have made a significant difference to their local communities and the nation.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Aerospace and Aviation in Manitoba (Stevenson Hangar)


To provide a unique opportunity to engage with Manitoba elementary school students as they learn about the principles of flight, aircraft maintenance, rockets, satellites and composite materials.

To highlight the unique partnerships between industry and educational stakeholders in Manitoba's aerospace and aviation sectors, as well as the initiatives that exist to encourage young people to consider pursuing education and careers in these fields.

To profile local achievements and excellence in the fields of aerospace and aviation, including an opportunity to meet with the students who developed the first elementary school project from Canada to be taken on board the International Space Station.

Winnie the Pooh Gallery


To celebrate the centennial of Winnie the Bear, the bear cub who inspired the international phenomenon of Winnie the Pooh.

To meet children engaged in work to promote literacy on the subject of Winnie the Bear.

Journey to Churchill (Assiniboine Park Zoo)


To showcase research, education and conservation in action with the dedication of the world-leading Journey to Churchill facility at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

To provide an up-close and personal opportunity to feed polar bears and view their new three dimensional, four-season environment.

To observe students involved in an educational session on polar bear protection and the importance of conservation and environmental awareness and to meet with Aboriginal artists responsible for works throughout the facilities.

Place Bernadette Poirier


To profile the leading practice model for safe, affordable, integrated and supportive housing for those with mental-health needs and those who have been homeless.

To officially open the new housing complex.

To meet with staff, residents and supporters of the facility and interact with residents in their new home.

Innovation Alley - Assent Works and Ramp up, Manitoba


To highlight the non-profit workshop dedicated to providing hands-on access to fabrication and prototyping equipment, knowledge and a community of support for young entrepreneurs, inventors, artists and innovators.

To meet with successful participants and hear about how they have made a difference in the life of their families and communities as a result of this unique incubator model.

To learn about the key role played by mentors and volunteers.

To provide an opportunity to speak with community and business leaders about the concept and options for expansion.

To offer hope to other young people to explore their dreams through innovation and entrepreneurship.

Meeting with Canadian Business Leaders, Red River College


To introduce His Royal Highness to the Canadian business leaders involved in his Prince’s Seeing is Believing initiative, as well as to those who have benefited from it.

To discuss efforts to expand the national reach and scope of the Prince’s Seeing is Believing activities and impacts.

To give His Royal Highness the opportunity to meet some of the founding corporate partners who are driving these national efforts forward.

Meeting with Canadian Development and Design Community, Prince's Foundation for Building Community, Red River College


To discuss the work of Prince’s Foundation for Building Community in transforming lives and building sustainable communities with members of the Canadian development and design community.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet


To celebrate the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s past, present and future as it celebrates its 75th anniversary season.

To visit the Ballet’s impressive costume –making workshop.

To profile community outreach programs that bring dance to at-risk children and adults with varied movement abilities.
To provide an opportunity to greet participants, students, company dancers and staff and to view a pas de deux by two of the Ballet’s young professional dancers.

Credit Union


To introduce Her Royal Highness to the unique business model of the Assiniboine Credit Union including the innovative programs that have been created to help low-income families and the local organizations that support them in the community.

Queen's Own Rifles of Canada


To meet with members of Her Royal Highness’s first Commonwealth Regiment, the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, which she previously met during her visit to Toronto, Ontario, in 2012.

Manitoba Legislative Building and official farewell to Canada


To induct 14 citizens into the Order of Manitoba, recognizing those who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field of endeavour benefitting in an outstanding manner the social, cultural or economic well-being of Manitoba and the nation.

To provide His Royal Highness with the opportunity to address Canadians.

To thank and formally bid farewell to Their Royal Highnesses as they depart Manitoba and Canada.

Departure from Canada


To showcase a recently restored 1928 Fokker Super Universal, widely regarded as the most significant “bush plane” in Canadian aviation history, which carries the marking of “The Royal Mail” and is the only plane of this type in the world that still flies.

To provide an opportunity to bid farewell to officials and veterans.