Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

October 09, 2007 14:21 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General Welcomes His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, to Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2007) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will officially welcome His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, during his visit to Canada, from October 9 to 14, 2007. The official meeting will take place on Thursday, October 11, at 11:10 a.m.

During their meeting, His Royal Highness will discuss his working visit to Canada with Her Excellency, as well as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada and the Earl and Countess of Wessex's Canadian military and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) affiliations. His Royal Highness' last visit to Rideau Hall was in 1988 when he transferred the Queen's armorial responsibilities to the former governor general at time, the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauve.

Members of the media wishing to cover the official photo of Her Excellency and His Royal Highness are asked to confirm their presence in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office.

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