Prince and Princess Edward to Visit

February 15, 2011

Edward_Sophie_WeddingTheir Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess Edward, Earl and Countess of Wessex, will visit Bermuda from the 16th – 18th March 2011, Government House announced today [Feb 15].

The main purpose of their visit is to celebrate The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Bermuda. The Earl of Wessex is a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation and Chairman of the International Council.

The Award Programme, which operates in 132 countries, was set up by his father, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1956.

In Bermuda, The Earl of Wessex will present Gold Awards to young people who have achieved that standard, and both will meet many young people and volunteers who are participating in the programme at approved Award centres and visit other educational institutions.

This is the third visit to Bermuda for The Earl of Wessex. He previously visited Bermuda in 1992 and 2003, immediately after Hurricane Fabian. This will be the first visit to Bermuda of The Countess of Wessex.

Their Royal Highnesses will stay at Government House. Further details of the Royal Visit will be announced in due course.

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  1. Terry says:

    Will be great to see a little pomp and ceremony for a change. Plus the fact the Royal Family has supported us well for hundreds of years.

    I see the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire have already arrived, the Hon.Ewart Brown Ex.MP MD. MIA. and his Lady. I suppose the Lady in Waiting will make arrangements for their presence at all functions, The Hon. Laverne Shubert, first cousin once removed………

  2. Speechless says:

    Garbage – the royal family are the only people in the UK that have no concept of the present economic hardships!! Sponges!! First the taxpayers have to pay for a royal wedding and now Bermuda has to go through the expense of paying for the visit of a couple who will only come to the throne if everyone else in England dies first!!