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Prince Edward to visit Victoria

The Earl and Countess of Wessex will visit Victoria this month.

Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, tour B.C. from Sept. 12 to 16.

The pair will begin their visit with a public arrival at Government House on Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. Prince Edward will review a Royal Canadian Navy honour guard and attend a welcome reception hosted by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon.

On Sept. 13, the prince will attend events with the navy and then present young people with their Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award during a ceremony at Government House. The countess will visit Jeneece Place, Our Place Society and the University of Victoria.

Prince Edward and Countess Sophie travel to Vancouver, Kelowna and other Island locations later in the week.

This will be prince’s 36th visit to Canada and the countess’s 12th.

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