Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Dutchess of Cornwall, were greeted by hundreds of well wishers at the Saskatchewan legislative building today.

It was their first public event, in what turned out to be a very busy day for the royal couple.

The rain held off and the sun was making brief appearances as the pair arrived.

This is the 100th anniversary of the legislative building, and it marks the Queen’s 60th year on the throne.

In honour of the occasion,  the Prince awarded six Diamond Jubilee medals to Saskatchewan residents for their outstanding service to their communities.

Chief Darcy Bear of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation was one of the recipients.

He says he was humbled with the honour but stressed the award belongs to everyone on the reserve.

The royal couple then headed to Government House before visiting the First Nations University of Canada, where they were entertained by First Nations dancers.