Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, ended the second day of their royal Canadian tour with a fireworks show in Toronto.
The royal couple landed Monday afternoon at Toronto Pearson International Airport and were greeted on the tarmac by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Lt.-Gov. David C. Onley and other dignitaries.
The Duchess of Cornwall received flowers from nine-year-old Morgan Marie Fremlin.
The four-day tour of Canada, which began Sunday in Fredericton, is part of Diamond Jubilee celebrations marking the 60th year of Queen Elizabeth's reign.
To highlight the theme of the tour — servicing the community — Charles and Camilla met with emergency workers and their families at Ashbridges Bay on Monday evening. Premier McGuinty, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, Coun. Doug Ford, joined the royal couple as they chatted with bystanders and posed for photographs.
The couple and their guests were then treated to a 15-minute Victoria Day fireworks display in the park. Located near the Beaches neighbourhood along Toronto's waterfront, the park is a popular spot for fireworks with 80,000 people usually showing up for the annual festivities.
Shortly after, Charles and Camilla were whisked away by boat to the Royal York Hotel where they are staying while in Toronto.
Royals tour N.B.
Charles and Camilla began their day in New Brunswick, where they visited CFB Gagetown and the prince delivered a speech recalling his visit to the military base as a young pilot in the 1970s.
The couple then headed to Saint John, where thousands cheered their arrival. Their schedule was delayed in the afternoon as they greeted long lines of people hoping to chat with them.
Charles capped off the tour of Saint John by playing an impromptu match of street hockey with several children outside an elementary school.
On Tuesday, the Ontario government will host a reception in the historic Distillery District for the royal couple before Charles visits the Yonge Street Mission.
They will leave Toronto on Tuesday evening for Regina. The next day, Charles will have a private audience with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and be treated to a concert by the Regina Symphony Orchestra before the tour concludes.
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