Prince Charles visits base he once trained at
FREDERICTON, New Brunswick (AP) -- Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, began their first full day of their Canadian tour with a visit to a military base that he trained at in 1975.
Charles drew laughter when he said Monday he has fond memories training as a young naval helicopter pilot "in the middle of nowhere."
The royal couple arrived Sunday evening in New Brunswick to kick off a four-day visit to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It will include stops in Toronto and Regina.
Queen Elizabeth II is Canada's titular head of state. Canada is a member of the British Commonwealth of former colonies.
Canadians were thrilled when Prince William and Kate traveled across the country last summer on their first official trip as a married couple. The reception for Charles' 16th visit has been far more muted.