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Old 06-05-2009, 02:38 AM
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Earl and Countess of Wessex trip to Canada and the US, June 2009

Since some days Edward and Sophie are in Canada, they have
a lot of engagements, but we do not get much pics of these..

Here are at least some pics from yesterday:


Prince Edward is greeted by Veronica Goddard of the Haida Gwai
First Nation as he arrives at Vancouver Technical Secondary School
in Vancouver B C , June 4, 2009:

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **
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I saw footage on Global news I had forgotten all about the trip so when I heard he was here I screamed haha totally scared my parents. How many days are they here for?
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This trip has gone completely under my radar. So thank you very much for the pictures, iceflower!

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Since some days Edward and Sophie are in Canada, they have
a lot of engagements, but we do not get much pics of these..

Here are at least some pics from yesterday:


Prince Edward is greeted by Veronica Goddard of the Haida Gwai
First Nation as he arrives at Vancouver Technical Secondary School
in Vancouver B C , June 4, 2009:

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:33 PM
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HELLO! CANADA will likely have some great pictures in a week or two. I'll be on the outlook for that. Hopefully MAJESTY will have some as well.

Are you still planning to try to see them, ghost_night554?


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I'd love to but I doubt I'll have a chance, seems they're only here for two days according to what reports I've read
Prince Edward and Princess Sophie arrive this side of the pond - hellomagazine.ca
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"Princess Sophie"?! Oh dear...I hope that they get the titles right for the print edition.

Thanks for the link, ghost_night.

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I'd love to but I doubt I'll have a chance, seems they're only here for two days according to what reports I've read
Prince Edward and Princess Sophie arrive this side of the pond - hellomagazine.ca
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:10 AM
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Your welcome here's more coverage
Prince Edward praises Duke of Edinburgh winners in Vancouver
Prince Edward breaks bread with mayor in Surrey
Surrey Leader - Royal visits Surrey


ETA: Some more
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1171955/
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1169911/
http://www.news1130.com/news/local/m...04_144133_6064
This one which I thought was very important. So now we have the possibility of Charles,Camilla, The Queen, The Duke as well as the Earl and Countess visiting us next year for the Olympics/Paralympics
http://www.google.com/hostednews/can...BnZ2jCONLE83ag
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Pics 5.6.2009

Britain's Prince Edward salutes while walking with Mayor Gregor
Robertson during a ceremony in Vancouver, British Columbia June
5, 2009. Prince Edward was taking part in celebrations marking
the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy.

The second pic looks really great with the bridge, the band..


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He must have some sort of honourary position with the Canadian Navy. Never heard of it.


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Britain's Prince Edward salutes while walking with Mayor Gregor
Robertson during a ceremony in Vancouver, British Columbia June
5, 2009. Prince Edward was taking part in celebrations marking
the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy.

The second pic looks really great with the bridge, the band..


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Where's Sophie?
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She's right here:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/7668-c...sit-to-canada/

She is very busy with several engagements of her own during the visit. Hopefully, the snow stayed away from the tea party and museum opening that she is scheduled to attend as guest of honor today.
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He's wearing a (UK) Royal Fleet Auxilliary uniform (he's their Honorary Commodore), not a Canadian Forces Maritime Command uniform. In the 4th picture, you can see a diamond-shaped executive curl on the sleeve insignia. Canada doesn't have the executive curl. The shoulder insignia in Canada is also on plain black, not gold.
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Thank you for the information, wbenson. As proud a Canadian as I am, I confess to not knowing our uniforms very well.

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He's wearing a (UK) Royal Fleet Auxilliary uniform (he's their Honorary Commodore), not a Canadian Forces Maritime Command uniform. In the 4th picture, you can see a diamond-shaped executive curl on the sleeve insignia. Canada doesn't have the executive curl. The shoulder insignia in Canada is also on plain black, not gold.
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So here's a video from Friday:
http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver.../47058722.html
and a picture and article
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, honours youths' success
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Countess Sophie honored veterans at a military museum today:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/7722-c...-day-ceremony/
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Thank you, sgl. I enjoy listening to the Countess speak; her voice is so light and feminine.

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You're welcome! Today, the Countess attended (and participated in) a church service:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/7776-c...sit-to-canada/

She also conducted the inspection of her regiment. I wish that there were some photos of Sophie with the children, but there haven't been any released yet.
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Edward & Sophie seem to be doing a good job on their trip to Canada. Its a pity though, that the UK press does not seem to be taking much notice!
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Here are two more pics from yesterday:

Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex arrives at a military service in
Calgary Sunday June 7 2009 The Prince attended the service to
hand out awards and review local cadets.


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It is nice that Prince Edward and Countess of Wessex undertook an engagement in Canada. It seems to me that the above couple has been assigned to deal with Canada. Sadly the UK press is more interested in publishing negative things about Prince Edward. He does not look impressive in a military uniform though.
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