Countess of Wessex Honors Police, Military During Royal Visit to Canada

  June 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm by

Sophie Rhys-Jones, who is better known as the Countess of Wessex, is currently enjoying a whirlwind visit to Canada with her husband, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. While her husband has been very busy with several engagements, Sophie hasn’t exactly been sitting around. Yesterday, she presented OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino a certificate of registration for an official tartan for the police force, according to an article in the Toronto Sun.

It was a very special ceremony for the police force, which marks its 100th anniversary this year. The Countess was clearly honored to be part of the ceremony, stating that, “the police force doesn’t get the credit it deserves”.

Today, the Countess will be the guest of honor at a royal tea party at the Military Museum, which she will officially open, according to the Calgary Herald. The newspaper points out that snow is in the forecast, but there is no doubt that the royal visit will proceed as scheduled.

On Sunday there will be a parade in honor of the Countess in Edmonton. The parade will feature the Loyal Regiment Edmonton Band. The Countess will meet with the South Alberta Light Horse Regiment, of which she is colonel-in-chief. Sophie has served in this role since 2006, which was the last time that she met with the soldiers. She will then head to a church service at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, according to the Edmonton Journal.

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