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Prince Edward and Wife Sophie to Visit Manitoba

June 15, 2016 10:47 AM | News

WINNIPEG — Manitoba is in store for a royal visit next week.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, will visit Manitoba on June 22.

Their Royal Highnesses will tour the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada (RAMWC), have a private meeting with the lieutenant-governor and the premier, and participate in two individual functions during their brief visit to the province.

It’s the first visit to the province for Her Royal Highness. The earl last visited Manitoba in 2008.

While in Winnipeg, Prince Edward will participate in a ceremony at the RAMWC to honour 50 young Manitobans who have achieved their gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Meanwhile, the countess will visit the Deer Lodge Centre, which is currently celebrating its 100th year of service to veterans and the people of Manitoba.

The public can welcome the countess on the grounds of the Deer Lodge Centre at 1:15 p.m., when she, accompanied by the premier, will visit with veterans, residents and staff.