The Duchess of Edinburgh visits Canada


Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh will visit Canada from Friday 3rd to Wednesday 8th November 2023 as Colonel-in-Chief of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, and Patron of Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals, University Health Network (UHN).

On Saturday 4th November, The Duchess will attend The Duchess of Edinburgh competition, hosted by the Lincoln and Welland Regiment. This is an annual competition which sees Her Royal Highness’ military affiliations come together to compete in a series of military challenges. The venue and challenges change annually but always include a series of demanding physical and mental tests. The Duchess will present the trophy – known as The Countess of Wessex Cup - to the successful team. That evening, HRH will attend a dinner in support of the Lincoln & Welland Regimental Foundation, with a special performance by the Lincoln & Welland Association Band.

On Sunday 5th November, Her Royal Highness will attend a Service of Remembrance at St Catherine’s Cenotaph, accompanied by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, before attending a reception to meet soldiers of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment and their families.

From Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th November, The Duchess will spend three days visiting three sites at UHN: Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehab. During the visit, Her Royal Highness will meet frontline healthcare workers, researchers, Hospital supporters, volunteers, staff and patients to learn more about medical innovation at UHN. During the visit Her Royal Highness will hear more about the latest advancements in arthritis, vision and brain research, social and emergency medicine as well as innovations in cardiovascular care and the latest technologies in physical rehabilitation.

UHN is home to the number-one research hospital in Canada and is an international source for discovery, education and enhanced patient care.