Earl of Wessex Visits Somersfield Academy

March 17, 2011

A greeting party of Somersfield students – some holding British flags – met His Royal Highness The Prince Edward Earl of Wessex when he arrived at Somersfield Academy today [Mar. 17].

HRH visits Somersfield 2

His Royal Highness arrived and was met by students and Head of School Dr. Jim Christopher who introduced him to Chairman of the Board of Governors Tom Vesey and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Leader at Somersfield Stacey-Lee Williams. HRH was accompanied by the Governor Sir Richard Gozney.

The group was led to the Somersfield library where HRH attended a meeting of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Bermuda Council before then being escorted to the school’s Common Room to meet Somersfield students involved in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Bermuda.

HRH visits Somersfield

HRH then departed Somersfield to make his way to the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club to watch the Optimist and 420 sailing. While he was at Somersfield, his wife toured Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy. After arriving at 7pm last night, the Earl and Countess of Wessex started off their busy schedule for the day by visiting The Centre on Angle Street and presenting Gold Awards to ten young Bermudians who earned them through the Duke of Edinburgh Awards in Bermuda.

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  1. Terry says:

    Something positive about our youth and the obsticles they have overcome and their involment in our future and not a response.

    Thank you Prince Edward and your lovely wife for taking time to carry on your Father good work.

  2. bermudagirl says:

    Congrats to the next Duke of Edinburgh Bronze awardees from Somersfield! The students have worked hard over the past few months to complete their tasks and are well on the way to completing this level! Keep up the great work everyone!