Apr 26, 2013
By AM740 Staff
Prince Philip received special honours today shortly after arriving in Canada for a brief visit.
At a Toronto reception, Gov. Gen. David Johnston presented the Duke of Edinburgh with insignias of Companion of the Order of Canada and the Commander of the Order of Military Merit.
The Queen’s husband arrived in Toronto earlier today for what Ottawa called a “private working visit.”
On Saturday, he will be at the Ontario provincial legislature to take part in a breakfast reception with Premier Kathleen Wynne and Lt.-Gov. David Onley.
He will then present a new regimental colour to the Third Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment on the grounds of Queen’s Park.
Regimental colours are a kind of ceremonial flag considered the most prized possession of every regiment.