Published 28 June 2016

The Earl and Countess of Wessex were in Canada from 21-24 June 2016, visiting Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex visited the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg

Their Royal Highnesses visited the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg, and afterwards The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, attended a reception for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Award.

The Earl of Wessex with The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Gold Award winners.

The Countess of Wessex visited Deer Lodge Veterans Hospital in Winnipeg, where she met veterans, residents, family members and volunteers.

The Countess of Wessex visited Deer Lodge Veterans Hospital in Winnipeg

The Earl of Wessex, Patron of the Globe Theatre, Saskatchewan, and The Countess of Wessex, attended a performance at the Conexus Arts Centre, Regina to mark the 50th anniversary of the Globe Theatre, Saskatchewan.

The Earl of Wessex visited the Royal Canadian Mounted Police training facility in Regina where he met cadets and observed their training.

After attending a reception for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, Their Royal Highnesses viewed an exhibition to mark the 125th anniversary of Government House in Regina.

Their Royal Highnesses at Government House in Regina.

The Countess of Wessex, Colonel-in-Chief, South Alberta Light Horse, attended a Regimental Dinner at Government House, Edmonton. Her Royal Highness then travelled to Fort McMurray in Alberta where she met the residents of fire affected communities following recent wildfires which had destroyed hundreds of homes.

The Countess of Wessex sees damage caused by recent wildfires. Photo: Sgt Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall (2016)