The Earl and Countess of Wessex have won praise after visiting a university in Jamaica, as they continue their four-day trip.
Prince Edward and Sophie made a visit to the University of Technology, which aims to stimulate a positive change in the Caribbean society through high quality learning and research, on Monday as part of their tour to the country.
During their visit, the royal couple met members of the staff including the Chancellor, President, Dean and they also spent time speaking with students.
Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, speaks with students. [Photo: Dwayne Rennalls]
The 24-year-old, who works at the university, added: “I think they have been warmly received, all smiles and surprisingly they are really down to earth.”
The royal looked effortlessly stylish as she made the visit to the university. [Photo: Dwayne Rennalls]
He also revealed other students remarked how Sophie was “really friendly” while some were surprised the Countess was not wearing any gloves.
Prince Edward shares a joke with students who praised him and his wife for being “down to earth”. [Photo: Dwayne Rennalls]
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.
Sophie, with Edward, is visiting Jamaica for four days. [Photo: Dwayne Rennalls]
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.
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