(OTTAWA) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to attend the coronation of King Charles III in London next week, along with dignitaries from around the world.
The Prime Minister’s Office is expected to announce more details of his trip to the UK on Friday.
The 73-year-old monarch will be crowned in Westminster Abbey on May 6, in a religious ceremony presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Canadians will be able to celebrate the coronation of Charles III at a special event in Ottawa on the same day.
The Federal Department of Canadian Heritage says a one-hour program is being prepared to celebrate the coronation, with music, art performances, and poetry.
Prime Minister Trudeau last visited London last September to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
Confirmation of the prime minister’s visit to London came as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced on Friday that King Charles III had accepted the title of “Chief Commissioner of the RCMP”. His mother, Queen Elizabeth II, was the first person to hold the title in 2012.
“As Chief Commissioner of the RCMP, Her Majesty the Queen will play a leading role in recognizing the importance of the RCMP at home and abroad by highlighting the rich history that connects the RCMP with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which dates back to the genesis of the RCMP, during the reign of Queen Victoria,” the federal police said in a statement. press release.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police adds that Acting Commissioners Mike Duhemey and Ralph Goodall, High Commissioner for Canada in London, presented to the Royal Family at Windsor Castle a horse from the famous “Mounted Police” musical riding horse named “Noble”.
During the coronation procession in London, Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers will ride Noble’s and other horses donated to the royal family during the reign of Elizabeth II. The RCMP will donate eight horses to the royal family during this reign, the RCMP says, and three of them will be used as horses by members of the royal family.
Buckingham Palace said in a separate statement on Friday that King Charles received a commemorative Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer’s sword designed to celebrate 150 people.H Anniversary of the founding of the Federal Police, on May 23.
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