The Earl and Countess of Wessex are to make an official visit to Jamaica.
Prince Edward and wife, Sophie, will arrive in the country on March 2 for a four-day visit to promote The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation.
During the working visit, the Earl as the Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Foundation and Chair of the International Council will meet with the Board of Directors of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International, Jamaica.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which Edward and Sophie have continuously promoted in recent years, is the world’s leading achievement award for young people aged 12 to 24, bringing together practical experiences and life skills to create committed and motivated individuals.
Founded in 1956 by the Duke of Edinburgh, the award operates in 144 countries and over seven million people have been part of it.
During their stay the couple will also call upon the Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who is also the patron of the Duke of Edinburgh.
They will also visit the UWI Sports Medicine Facility and the Bustamante Hospital for children.
Last week, ahead of their busy schedule in Jamaica, the couple enjoyed a family holiday with their two children Lady Louise, ten, and James, Viscount Severn, six, in Switzerland.
The royals were spotted having a joyous time on the ski slopes and the protective parents ensured their two children were wearing helmets.