Some Nunavut residents will have a chance this summer to see Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Governor General David Johnston announced April 18 that they accepted the Government of Canada's invitation to undertake a royal tour from June 29 to July 1, bringing them to Ontario, Nunavut and the National Capital Region.
That's also during the time frame when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other dignitaries are expected to visit Cambridge Bay to officially open the Canadian High Arctic Research Station.
"Sharon and I will be delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Canada as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation," Johnston said. "Their Royal Tour will take them to Ontario, Nunavut and Canada's Capital Region. We are pleased they are joining in the sesquicentennial festivities, and look forward to Canadians having the opportunity to showcase the very best that our country has to offer."
This will be the 18th visit to Canada for Charles and the fourth visit for Camilla.
The couple's most recent royal tour took place in May 2014, when they visited Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba.
The detailed itinerary of the 2017 tour will be published at a later date by the Department of Canadian Heritage.
The last visit to Nunavut from the royal family was in 2002, when Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip visited Iqaluit.