There are some royals who get cameras following their every move. Whether it’s a movie premiere, a set visit to a favourite show, school openings, state dinners or sporting event, we always see the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince Harry, Prince William and Duchess Kate representing.
But there are many other royals who do all kinds of work and travel far and wide to get their royal duties done too. Princess Margaret, Her Majesty’s sister, was known for putting her all into her duties, as is Elizabeth’s youngest son, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. This is a man who simply puts his head down and does what he needs to do. No need for any fuss or bother — he just gets to work.
You might not know this but Prince Edward is in Canada RIGHT NOW. In fact, he’s been here for nearly a week and we bet you had no idea.
Edward was in Toronto on Oct. 26 where he met with Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne and the province’s Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell. He then toured two technology labs and met with some budding entrepreneurs from local high schools.
The Prince spent Sunday and Monday in Nova Scotia where he toured the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and took part in a Gold Award Ceremony for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at the city’s Central Library. The visit ends with an event for community leaders and volunteers at Government House.
Edward’s next stop? Visiting his island namesake and staying in Charlottetown for two days. The Prince Edward Island Regiment invited him to take part in their 140th anniversary event so naturally he’s making the time.
“The soldiers of the Prince Edward Island Regiment are honoured and excited to have the opportunity to meet with our colonel-in-chief,” said Lt.-Col. Steve Wynne in a news release.
Edward will also attend a Special Olympics event being held at UPEI, making it his first visit to the school since 2007 when he received an honorary degree. This marks Edward’s fifth visit to Prince Edward Island, named for Edward’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, the father of Queen Victoria.
Well done, Edward. The Earl of Wessex, who has his own royal banner for Canada, clearly loves Canada as much as we love him. Hmm, why is Harry our favourite again?