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Prince Philip to visit Canada
Feb 28, 2013, 12:02 GMT
Britain's Prince Philip will visit Toronto in April to present a new regimental colour to a battalion of the Canadian Army.
The Duke of Edinburgh - who has been the Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Canadian Regiment since December 1953 - will travel to Canada on April 27 to perform his duties, in what is being described as a 'private working visit'.
Lt.-Col. David Quick, commanding officer of the battalion, based in Petawawa, Ontario, said: 'The battalion is honoured to receive its new regimental colour from our Colonel-in-Chief.
'This presentation of a new colour is a proud moment and we are so pleased to be able to share this day with His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.'
Regimental colours are the most prized possession of every regiment, a ceremonial flag which historically used to provide a rallying point for troops in battle.
Philip - who has experienced ill health in the past 15 months - last visited Canada, along with wife Queen Elizabeth, in the summer of 2010.
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