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The Earl & Countess of Wessex receive a warm welcome in Estonia as they begin their tour of the Baltic States

The Earl and Countess of Wessex have received a warm welcome in Estonia as they begin a four-day tour of the Baltic States.

Their Royal Highnesses arrived in Estonia and were officially welcomed by President Kersti Kaljulaid and the First Gentleman, Georgi Maksimovski.

President Kalhulaid presented the royal couple with honey from the rose garden of the Office of the President. Clearly great minds think alike as TRH presented the president with honey from the royal residences in the UK.

Edward and Sophie will spend two days in Estonia before travelling onto Latvia and Lithuania.

The visit marks Estonia’s Centenary as well as to celebrate and strengthen 100 years of friendship between Estonia and the UK.

Edward and Sophie will remain in the capital city of Tallinn during their stay and have a busy day of engagements ahead on Monday.

In the morning they will visit the Defence Forces Cemetery of Tallinn to remember those killed in conflict.

They will then travel to Tallinn English College before visiting Seaplane Harbour – one of the world’s most impressive maritime museums.

Later in the day, the Earl and Countess will visit the Estonian Parliament – Riigikogu. This is the only legislative chamber in Estonia and is where all treaties and laws are made.

In the afternoon they will visit the scenic Kadriorg Park before attending a reception for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at the ambassador’s residence.

The final engagement for Their Royal Highnesses in the country will be at the Estonian Academy of Sciences where they will have dinner.

On Tuesday, Edward and Sophie will arrive in Latvia for a day of engagements. Amongst the tasks they will undertake includes a visit to Riga Castle on the banks of the River Daugava.

Then on Wednesday, the royal couple will visit Lithuania for another day of engagements.

 

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