Prince Edward’s tour of British Columbia continued on Wednesday 17th September as he arrived in Saskatchewan for a three day, whistle stop visit.
At the commencement of his Saskatchewan tour, Prince Edward visited 15 Wing Moosejaw, the home of the NATO Flying Training in Canada program. As well as the Moosejaw visit, Edward, in his role as Colonel-in-Chief visited the Saskatchewan Dragoons at their headquarters, 1215 Main Street North.
Jason Quillam, Chief of Protocol for Saskatchewan spoke ahead of Edwards visit, “They’re down to earth folks, our Royals, Canada’s Royal Family. They’re looking to connect to Canadian citizens and that’s what we’re giving His Royal Highness, in particular, the opportunity to do here.”
As well as his visit to Moosejaw, The Earl of Wessex also continued his tour on Thursday 18th September in Regina, where he will make an appearance at RCMP Academy as well as being present at the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award presentation at Government House.
Jason Quillam continued with the importance of The Royal Family’s visits to Canada, “They’re here to celebrate commemorative events, to really promote our shared history and heritage.”
15 Wing Moosejaw, where Edward visited on Wednesday is the home of both 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School as well as the world famous Canadian Forces Snowbirds military air demonstration team.
At the conclusion of Edward’s Saskatchewan tour, he will pay a visit to Saskatoon where he will unveil a memorial, commemorating the ‘Spirit of the Alliance’ in the War of 1812. After the Earl’s short stay in Saskatoon he will then visit Swift Current where he will spend some time at the All Saints Catholic Elementary School.
For the entirety of The Earl and Countess of Wessex’s visit to British Columbia, members of the public have been encouraged to come down and cheer on the Royal couple, where, on the inevitable Royal walkabouts, they may even get the chance to chat with Royalty.