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Old 06-07-2005, 11:58 AM
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More pictures & an article from Sophie's day with her regiment ...

Source: www.hellomagazine.com

Camouflage-clad Sophie meets her regiment
While all eyes are on Prince Harry and his gruelling training at Sandhurst, his aunt, the Countess of Wessex, also donned military gear to meet her Canadian Regiment in Ontario, Canada.

Sophie said she was "enormously grateful" to have spent a few days with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment when she was installed as its first Colonel-in-Chief.

Dressed in a beret and camouflage, Prince Edward's wife, who received the honorary military appointment last October, told soldiers: "You have welcomed me warmly, and for that I am very grateful. It makes the honour of being your Colonel-in-Chief all the more special... I am proud to be with you all, proud to be meeting my regiment for the first time."

The mother-of-one and her husband will be wrapping up their Canadian tour in Toronto this week.
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Old 06-07-2005, 05:39 PM
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ah gotta love those trademark green uniforms!
Sophie looks great in hers.

Some pictures from yesterday. Sorry they're a bit blurry.
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Old 06-07-2005, 06:11 PM
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Thanks Humera for the caps - glad you found something on TV! It's been a pretty quiet trip hasn't it? They were speculating on the news last night that we don't hear much about this couple because there is little scandal surrounding them. I guess in today's world, you have to do something naughty to get publicity!

Here's a few more photos from yesterday ...

Photos: David Cooper (Torstar News Service)/CNW Group/AAP
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Old 06-07-2005, 06:16 PM
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An article about today's engagements ...

Source: CNW Group

HRH The Earl of Wessex unveils provincial plaque celebrating the Toronto-Dominion Centre

TORONTO, June 7 /CNW/ - His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex today
unveiled an Ontario Heritage Foundation plaque celebrating the
Toronto-Dominion Centre (TD Centre). The TD Centre altered Toronto's cityscape
and influenced the future design of many buildings throughout the country.
"We are pleased to be working with TD Bank Financial Group and The
Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited to recognize this icon of Modern
architecture," said The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, Chairman of the
Ontario Heritage Foundation. "It is important that we are now recognizing
modern architecture for its heritage value. The modern movement changed the
appearance and function of cities across Canada in the short span of three
decades. The presence of HRH The Earl of Wessex makes this occasion even more
significant."
Designed by influential architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the TD Centre
is a prominent example in Canada of Modern architecture known as the
International style.
The International style, often used synonymously with Modernist
architecture, was named for its applicability to different cultural and
climatic conditions, implying a universal design approach and aesthetic that
could be valid anywhere in the world. It favoured modern materials and
standard modular parts for ease of fabrication and erection and shunned
surface decoration.
The TD Centre is an important landmark that helped to stimulate the
appetite for Modern architecture in Toronto's post-war construction boom. Its
influence can be seen in skyscrapers across the country.
"It is important for us to recognize the importance of modern buildings
as part of the cultural landscape of the province," said Ontario Minister of
Culture, Madeleine Meilleur. "The TD Centre epitomizes the beauty of Modern
architecture."
"The development of the TD Centre represents a special symbol in the
bank's history and growth," said John Thompson, Chairman of the Board, TD Bank
Financial Group (TDBFG). "Our former chairman and CEO Allen Lambert was deeply
involved in the development of the TD Centre, personally supervising the
construction between 1964 and 1968. Today's recognition by the Ontario
Heritage Foundation is a wonderful complement to TDBFG's 150th anniversary
celebrations throughout 2005."
"Canada's Landmark Urban Destination, the Toronto-Dominion Centre was
considered radical when it was constructed in 1967," said Peter Sharpe,
President and CEO, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited. "As one of our
flagship assets, we are proud of its architectural legacy and of the business
growth that started when this tower broke the ground for Toronto to enter onto
the world stage. After almost four decades it is still one of Canada's most
sought after business addresses."
This unveiling is part of the Foundation's Provincial Plaque Program that
commemorates significant people, places and events in Ontario's history. The
Foundation has unveiled over 1,180 of these distinctive blue and gold plaques.
The Ontario Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit agency of the
Government of Ontario, dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and
promoting Ontario's heritage.
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Old 06-07-2005, 06:49 PM
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Edward and Sophie were on MuchMusic today! (for those of you who dont know, thats the Canadian equivalent of MTV)
They met with some of Toronto's youth and watch some musical performances. Sophie especially enjoyed a rap song.
I dont know when the visit will be aired on MuchMusic. I actually saw it on the news on City Tv. I checked the MuchMusic listings today but nothing is listed. Will keep my eyes open.
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Old 06-07-2005, 07:06 PM
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Old 06-07-2005, 07:09 PM
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the couple at the Chum City building, home to Much Music, City Tv and other networks owned by the company.
Edward and Sophie were given some parting gifts including one for their little daughter.
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Old 06-07-2005, 07:33 PM
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Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, pose for a picture with First Nation members in Toronto on Monday.
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Well I met TRH today at the Monarchist League reception and it was an amazing experience. Both were so charming and personable. Prince Edward reminded me very much of the Duke of Edinburgh. Sophie was wonderful as well and so easy to converse with. Here are some photos I took of them on their visit to Queen's Park yesterday. Humera, can you please keep me posted if you find out anything more about their visit to MuchMusic airing? I'd love to see it!


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Old 06-08-2005, 06:24 AM
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Wonderful pictures Bweir! Thanks for sharing!

It's so nice to hear that they seem like genuinely nice people.
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BOOTY SOPHIE SHOWS HARRY: Camouflage-clad Sophie meets her regiment Written by Angelina Tuesday, 07 June 2005 While all eyes are on Prince Harry and his gruelling training at Sandhurst, his aunt, the Countess of Wessex, also donned military gear to meet her Canadian Regiment in Ontario, Canada.

Sophie said she was "enormously grateful" to have spent a few days with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment when she was installed as its first Colonel-in-Chief.


Dressed in a beret and camouflage, Prince Edward's wife, who received the honorary military appointment last October, told soldiers: "You have welcomed me warmly, and for that I am very grateful. It makes the honour of being your Colonel-in-Chief all the more special... I am proud to be with you all, proud to be meeting my regiment for the first time."

The mother-of-one and her husband will be wrapping up their Canadian tour in Toronto this week.




The Countess is now the first Colonel-in-Chief of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment



There was no camouflaging Sophie's delight at her new appointment



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HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT THE COUNTESS DOES NOT WEAR HATS ON STATE VISITS LIKE DIANA AND FERGIE DID????????????
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I'm afriad this wasn't a state visit. It was a private visit which means that the Earl and Countess of Wessex were privately invited by the federal governments to visit. They were invited to be induced into their regiments, hand out DOE awards.
An official visit is an arrangement between the governments of Canada and the UK. The Earl and Countess of Wessex's only official visit was in 1999.
What I thought was worrisome was that it was 36 degrees at the event and Sophie looks pretty warmly dressed.
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Article from Pulse24.
http://www.pulse24.com/News/Top_Stor...7-013/page.asp
(There is a video)

Prince of the City

The ChumCity building has been home to many different kinds of stars over the years. The kings and queens of movies and the royalty of rock have all passed through the doors at one time or another.

But for the first time ever on Tuesday, Citytv’s Queen St. West digs played host to some real royalty – The Earl Of Wessex.

Prince Edward spent part of his eight day tour of Canada seeing the inner workings of the station that’s gained international fame.

But unlike some of the stuffy events the Prince is normally forced to endure, this time the royal was rocked.

He and his wife Sophie were treated to a hip hop concert by Toronto artist Maestro that literally brought the house down.

They later looked at student displays highlighting charitable efforts at local schools and fielded questions, encouraging youth to achieve all they can.

“Get involved in activities,” the Prince advised his young audience. “Get involved in organizations. Get involved in clubs and societies and you will inevitably make an impact.”

Which is quite the statement from a man who already knows how to make one.

Before ending their tour, the royal couple was presented with a gift: copies of the book “The CHUM Story” and a T-shirt for their little girl, Lady Louise.



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TRH undertook a semi-official visit to Canada in 2001 to open up the World Championship in Athletics in Edmonton.
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I'm afriad this wasn't a state visit. It was a private visit which means that the Earl and Countess of Wessex were privately invited by the federal governments to visit. They were invited to be induced into their regiments, hand out DOE awards.
An official visit is an arrangement between the governments of Canada and the UK. The Earl and Countess of Wessex's only official visit was in 1999.
What I thought was worrisome was that it was 36 degrees at the event and Sophie looks pretty warmly dressed.
yeah its true!

since Prince Edward and Sophie got married but we have private visits approved by HM Queen and federal Governament also!

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An interesting summary of the Royal couple's visit to CityTV studios yesterday.

Source: www.freethechildren.com

Toronto, June 8, 2005 – Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex honoured Free the Children youth members in a celebration at CityTV studios on Queen Street Tuesday June 7th. Together with Free the Children representatives, dignitaries, educators and special guests, Their Royal Highnesses publicly recognized the fundraising, volunteerism and public awareness initiatives of Free the Children Youth in Action Groups. The Earl and Countess of Wessex are strong supporters of youth-focused organizations, acting as patrons for a growing number of charitable organizations. This visit was one of a series of private engagements made by the royal couple to support philanthropic efforts in Canada.
The CityTV event veered away from traditional royal ceremonies. At centre stage were 36 youth, showcasing their accomplishments through display boards and presentations. The royal couple were invited to interact with students at their stations, spending time with individual youth in an intimate, informal setting. In a question and answer session, The Earl and Countess responded to questions from students regarding Their Royal Highnesses’ own motivations as philanthropists and their views on the power of youth to change the world. Maestro Fresh Wes closed the ceremonies with a live performance of “Stick to Your Vision” (These Eyes).
The top-selling Canadian rapper shared from his personal experience, saying that “To be afraid to fail is to be afraid of succeeding.”
As a symbol of their respect and gratitude, Marc and Craig Kielburger presented a plaque to The Earl and Countess, dedicating a Free the Children school in Kenya to Their Royal Highnesses. Craig, Founder and Chair of Free the Children, announced that the primary school in the Masai Mara region of Kenya will forever be open to Edward and Sophie during their future visits to the Commonwealth country.
“It is an honour to be joined by Their Royal Highnesses to celebrate the accomplishments of Canadian youth who have worked hard to transform the world in which they live. With the support of dedicated people like The Earl and Countess of Wessex, we can continue to build on the largest network of children helping children in the world, and help youth initiate positive change,” said Marc Kielburger, Executive Director of Free the Children.
The four Toronto-area elementary and high schools participating in the day’s events represent areas as diverse as the inner city, Etobicoke and Scarborough. Monarch Park Collegiate Institute, Prince of Peace Catholic School, Michael Power/Saint Joseph’s High School and Sir John A MacDonald Collegiate Institute have each distinguished themselves through their efforts to support Free the Children programs.
The event will be incorporated into a one-hour Canadian Learning Television program produced for schools across Canada emphasizing social engagement amongst youth.
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Humera, can you please keep me posted if you find out anything more about their visit to MuchMusic airing? I'd love to see it!

I've been keeping an eye on Much Music for two days now and unfortunately haven't seen a thing. They usually repeat all their shows but not this one I guess. That only leads me to believe that the visit was aired on tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately I was busy sleeping-in

Great pictures btw...it must've been very exciting to meet Edward and Sophie. They seem like the most down-to-earth people.
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... and if it is not shown on Much Music again, it looks like it will eventually come to TV in another form. Quoting from the last sentence of Post #61 above:

"The event will be incorporated into a one-hour Canadian Learning Television program produced for schools across Canada emphasizing social engagement amongst youth."


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Has anybody seen or heard anything about the events the Earl and Countess were to have carried out on Wednesday in Ontario? Edward had engagements in Waterloo and St. Thomas, while Sophie had 3 engagements in Toronto. I haven't been able to find anything ... it's like they suddenly dropped off the face of the earth
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