Photos: Royal Couple Visit Berkeley

March 17, 2011

Their Royal Highnesses, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, continued their tour of Bermuda stopping at the Berkeley Institute this afternoon [Mar.17], where they unveiled a commemorative plaque in honour of the first-ever Royal Visit to the school.

The Royal Couple were met by the Minister of Education Dame Jennifer Smith and Berkeley principal Michelle Simmons. The Royal Couple then joined Minister Smith, guests and students in the school’s auditorium to view a series of performances by both Berkeley Institute and Warwick Academy students. The performances included, dance, music, acting and singing.

Following the performances, HRH dedicated a plaque to the school in honor of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. And as a token of the school’s appreciation, Berkeley Head Girl, Aysha DeSilva, presented the Royal Couple with a gift of two Bermuda Cedar pens and a Bermuda Cedar box.

Photos by Only the Best, click to enlarge:

After arriving at 7pm last night, the Count 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.

The couple then took tour of the Co-Educational Facility in Ferry Reach, and the Countess then visited Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy while her husband was visiting Somersfield Academy.

They also visited the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Hamilton, planted trees at Government house and will host a Black Tie Fundraising Dinner for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Bermuda this evening. They are due to leave Bermuda tomorrow morning, heading to the Caribbean.

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  1. Ricky says:

    Looks like a great time was had by all, an Earl, a Countess and a Dame.

  2. Wonderful says:

    Great job Berkeley Institute, Warwick Academy students and Berkeleys Head Girl, Aysha DeSilva. Keep up the great work.