Earl & Countess of Wessex visit Canada for the DofE Award scheme – Day 1

Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex are in Canada for a working visit between 12-19 September 2014.

http://ltgov.bc.ca/news-events/photo-galleries/default.html?album=1035&active=Aug2014
© Lieutenant Governorof British Columbia site, posted with kind permission

While in British Columbia, Saskatchewan (only Prince Edward) and Ontario (only The Countess of Wessex) Their Royal Highnesses will participate in various events for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and a wide cross section of community organizations.

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© Lieutenant Governorof British Columbia site, posted with kind permission

12 September (Friday) Day 1 – Victoria B.C.
Their Royal Highnesses begun their visit in Victoria with a public arrival at Government House on Friday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.

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© Lieutenant Governorof British Columbia site, posted with kind permission

His Royal Highness reviewed a Guard of Honour from the Royal Canadian Navy. Members of the public were able to view the arrival ceremony in front of Government House.

http://ltgov.bc.ca/news-events/photo-galleries/default.html?album=1035&active=Aug2014
© Lieutenant Governorof British Columbia site, posted with kind permission

That evening, Their Royal Highnesses attended a welcome reception hosted by the Lieutenant Governor. Article here. few pics and video from the public at this tumblr site.

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© The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Facebook, photo posted with kind permission

Outfit & jewellery:
New Emilio Pucci wool bolero.
New abstract-print dress by Oscar de la Renta.
Loewe watch that dates back to 1997 or so.
Little diamond Disc studs by Felt London.
Bruce Oldfield black pumps.  
Clutch by Sophie Habsburg Design called Moneypenny in black.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152764840628128
courtesy of Yapes Paints: Art by April Lacheur via FB feed

The Earl and Countess of Wessex were given a piece of jewelry, collaboratively created by April Lacheur and ‘Shi Studio‘. April Lacheur hand embellished canvas prints of her original ‘Dogwood Breeze’ painting which was then beautifully encased under glass by Cory Judge of Shi Studio to create pendants and cuff links.

4 thoughts on “Earl & Countess of Wessex visit Canada for the DofE Award scheme – Day 1

  1. Dear Anna,

    Thank you VERY much for your coverage of all the great work Sophie (and Edward) does – there has been absolutely NO coverage of this on UK news and yet other Royals get huge amounts of coverage it seems SO unfair.

    Sophie is looking great!

    Thanks again.

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