Princess Anne will honour 'everyday heroes'

2-day trip will include meetings with aboriginal youth, police officers, soldiers

Princess Anne had planned on being in Ottawa for Remembrance Day long before one Canadian soldier was killed in a shooting at the National War Memorial and another died after a targeted hit-and-run in a Quebec parking lot.

Now, though, the focus the Princess Royal will place on "everyday heroes," ranging from aboriginal youth to long-serving police officers, will take on an added poignancy.

"It’s rather timely," said Kevin MacLeod, the Canadian secretary for Anne's mother, Queen Elizabeth, according to CBC.