The Earl of Wessex is set to pay a three day visit to Saskatchewan, Canada, as a part of the royal tour on which he and the Countess of Wessex will embark on tomorrow.
In the evening of the 17th of September, His Royal Highness will pay a visit to Moose Jaw, a city in south-central Saskatchewan, where he will stop outside the Saskatchewan Dragoons Headquarters. The following day, he will participate in a walkabout outside the Government House in Regina.
On Friday, September 19, Prince Edward will visit the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market in the morning, before proceeding to carry out a walkabout outside the All Saints Catholic Elementary School and Ecole Centennial School in Swift Current.
This is the Prince’s 37th visit to Canada since 1987, and his fifth visit to Saskatchewan. He previously visited the Canadian province, known as the ‘Land of the Living Skies’, in 2006 and, before that, in 2003, when he went to the city of Prince Albert.
“A visit by a member of our Canadian Royal Family is truly a unique event and a chance for Saskatchewan people to learn more about our shared history and our constitutional monarchy,” announced Premier Brad Wall in a press release. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of these opportunities. Let’s all do our part to give a warm Saskatchewan welcome to His Royal Highness.”
The Premier encouraged members of the public to show their support for the Canadian Royal Family and welcome the Earl of Wessex to the province by going out to see him during the walkabouts. They can also mark the Earl’s visit to Saskatchewan on social media, by using the hashtag #skroyalvisit.